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What You Can Expect from UMBC’s Online Master’s in Information Systems:

Members of the Online Master's in IS Class of 13

Members of the Online Master’s in IS Class of 13

Flexibility: 

At this stage in both your personal and professional life convenience is at a premium. This is why we adapted our on-campus graduate program to a completely online format. Busy adults can complete course work in their own timeframe. Professionals who travel can use their downtime in between meetings or in their hotel room to study. With semesters starting in the fall, spring and summer it is possible to earn your degree in two years with 24 hour access to coursework, lecture examples and study materials.

Faculty: 

Our online faculty is comprised of  full time graduate faculty as well as industry experts. As a UMBC online graduate student, you will have access to your instructors and your online advisor to make your UMBC online experience a satisfying one while you advance your career.

Specialization:

UMBC, a fully accredited honors university in Maryland with a reputation in science research has carefully considered what it means to offer online graduate education for distance learners and what is expected as an optimal outcome for the online student. The online Master of Science Program in Information Systems delivers a curriculum that reflects the evolving needs of industry professionals. Courses reflect and address today’s IT industry topics, establishing a forward thinking process for tomorrow’s industry challenges. Our research faculty is an essential element for our ongoing course development.

Credentials:

A master’s degree from UMBC adds strength and respect to your resume. This credential is looked upon with respect by colleagues, professional recruiters, HR professionals, and IT industry leaders. Part of the UMBC mission is to build on our established reputation as an entrepreneurial research institution in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Therefore, the corporate partnerships we maintain through BWTech@UMBC and TechCenter@UMBC help keep the university on the vanguard of emerging technologies. This, in turn, allows us to offer an IS graduate program that truly supports what is happening in the IT industry. What’s more, according to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 10-year rankings of recognized institutions, UMBC is #2 in the awarding of degrees in computer and information sciences.

Connected to the IT Professional Community:

Part of the UMBC mission is to build on our established reputation as an entrepreneurial research institution in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Therefore, the corporate partnerships we maintain through BWTech@UMBC and TechCenter@UMBC help keep the university on the vanguard of emerging technologies. This, in turn, allows us to offer an IS graduate program that truly supports what is happening in the IT industry.

In fact, UMBC graduates work in IT for many top employers including T.Rowe PriceLegg MasonVerizonBlack & DeckerNorthrop GrummanNASALockheed Martin, and many municipal, state and Federal government agencies. Our graduates help their organizations better exploit information systems. Many graduates say they implement class work into their jobs while enrolled in the program and achieve recognition from colleagues and supervisors. Often times, salary increases, promotions and more prestigious titles or higher paying jobs elsewhere result from having graduated from our online Master’s in IS.

Community: 

Distance learning does not mean you have to sacrifice being connected to research and industry news or IS Department research and academic events. As an online student you are always in touch with UMBC’s Department of Information Systems at www.is.umbc.edu. As our online community of faculty, students, alumni, and staff grows you can tap into the information associated with these resources at will, during and well beyond your graduate studies.