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Master of Science in Information Systems

Lead today's technological advancements

Today, technology advances at a rate nearly immeasurable. Moore’s Law prescribes that approximately every 18 months, computer processor speeds double.* While that fact may be true now, it is expected to be outdated in the near future as computational advances get faster.

Even as computing speeds are important, they are far from the only technological advances that will impact the information systems industry. The biotech revolution, expanding mobile technologies, anthropomorphic robotics, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing will affect the information systems of the future. Norwich’s online Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) can prepare you for leadership roles in information systems and technology.

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Why Norwich

  • Learn from expert faculty members dedicated to your success who provide one-on-one feedback, guidance, and a personal learning experience.
  • Specialize by choosing a concentration in either business intelligence or data analytics.
  • Apply for one of four start dates.

Accreditation and Recognition

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Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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Recognized for academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks Norwich University in the top 100 for Regional Universities in the North. Rankings are based on undergraduate programs.


Scholarship Opportunities

Norwich University offers a range of opportunities to help you lower your overall tuition costs. Contact our admissions team today to learn more about the below options. Please note that scholarships are not additive. In addition to the below scholarships, students may also be eligible for discounts if their organization partners with Norwich University.

Achievement Scholarship

Recognizing your past academic and professional achievements, the Achievement Scholarship is for newly enrolled students. You could receive a $4,200 scholarship, which will be distributed equally over the courses of the program. To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, submit your application package (application form, resume, letter of intent, and essay (if applicable)) for your program of interest at least one week prior to the upcoming application deadline. The Scholarship Selection Committee will review all application materials and select the recipient. 

Norwich Alumni Scholarship

Norwich University alumni and their spouses, parents, and children are eligible to receive our Alumni Scholarship. The scholarship is award for each term of enrollment at $425 per term.

Active Duty Military Scholarship

Active duty, National Guard, and Reserve personnel are eligible to receive a $250 award for each term of enrollment in an online master’s degree program.



Core Curriculum

The MS in Information Systems requires the successful completion of 33 credits of study, which includes 11 courses at 3 credits each. Students will enroll in 2, three-credit-hour seminars for the first 5 terms, with the final term requiring only 1 course.

For applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in science, computer science, mathematics, or information systems, or do not have a strong quantitative background, Norwich offers preparatory courses that are designed to prepare students for the Master of Science in Information Systems coursework. Preparatory course available include courses in statistics, data science and information systems. Students must satisfactorily pass the preparatory course(s) in order to be admitted into the information systems degree program. Preparatory courses do not satisfy degree requirements. Speak with your admissions advisor to learn more.

Our graduates can:

  • Manage the full development lifecycle for information systems projects.
  • Assist people who lack the technical knowledge to identify and solve problems within a selected application domain.
  • Identify and manage the resources that sustain an organization’s technical infrastructure.
  • Manage the strategic alignment of the information services organization using corporate strategy and objectives.
  • Use quantitative evaluation techniques with large datasets to analyze organizational questions.
  •  Solve problems within a selected application domain (e.g. health care, education, manufacturing).

Business Intelligence Concentration

Data Analytics Concentration


The in-residence graduate experience is one of our online students' favorite Norwich traditions. During the residency, you’ll take part in a variety of seminars and activities designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills developed in your coursework—including valuable demonstrations of real-world case studies and presentations designed to reinforce what you’ve learned. Other activities during the week include seminars, campus and area tours, and networking events where you can build professional relationships that can aid you throughout your career.

Residency week concludes with the conferral of your degree in front of your friends and family, cementing your place as a member of the Norwich family.


Norwich seeks goal-oriented individuals with high standards of personal ethics and demonstrated excellence in their professional lives and academic studies. Applicants should have a desire to make a positive contribution to their field. Selective admissions standards ensure that those admitted have the greatest prospect of successfully completing the program and contributing to the field. Choosing a school to pursue your MSIS is a major decision. We invite you to contact our Admissions Advisors who will guide you in your decision-making.

At a Glance

  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or better preferred

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Eligibility Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WESIERFSpanTran, or CED.
  • Strong qualitative or information systems background/experience is recommended (preparatory courses are available)
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.*
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.*
    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

Please Note:  All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understand (MOUs). If applicants do not have the proper background/experience, preparatory courses in statistics, data science and/or information systems may be required prior to enrolling in the Master of Science in Information Systems program.

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Resume that includes 3 professional references with contact information
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

To contact an admissions advisor:

Phone: 802-962-4330

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-802-962-4330

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    Transfer Credits
    A maximum of nine graduate credits is transferable to this program. Transfer credits only are awarded for seminars that cover the same subject areas as a Norwich Information Systems seminar and are less than ten years old.
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    International Admissions
    Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all the steps in the admission process.
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    Norwich Alumni Benefits
    Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As apart of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Tuition & Fees


Norwich’s online MSIS provides a top-notch educational experience. We work hard to make it affordable. Financial aid and several strategies can help finance your education. Norwich is committed to making this often-difficult process easier for you.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 33
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $850

2021-22 Tuition and Fee Schedule - Master's Programs

Rate Per Credit
Additional Expenses Total
  • Technology - $300/term
  • Library - $75/term
  • Graduation - $150/one time

Careers & Outcomes

Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, adding about 546,200 new jobs.* A master’s degree in information systems from Norwich University prepares you for a variety of roles working in corporate, private, governmental, and other settings.

We prepare students for roles such as systems analyst, information architect, or database administrator. Managerial job titles might include chief information officer, project manager, or webmaster.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Frequently Asked Questions

For what types of jobs would the Master of Science in Information Systems prepare students?

Norwich's MSIS can help prepare students for either technical or managerial jobs. Positions might include systems analyst, information architect, database administrator, chief information officer, IT project manager, software engineers, web developers, or systems analyst/developer. 

Do you have to choose a concentration before starting the MSIS program?

Students select a concentration before beginning the program. However, the program director may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. 

What are the program prerequisites?

Based on the type of bachelor’s degree and the age and quality of the previous coursework, prospective students may need to complete certain statistical or information systems prerequisite courses. Students may meet program prerequisites by qualifying for a waiver based on previous experience or coursework. Waivers are determined by the Program Director.

Will the MSIS help with gaining the Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) credential?

Students completing the MSIS degree may be eligible to apply for the Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) credential.  For more information visit,
CBIP Eligibility requirements:

  • Experience: Two or more years of full-time experience in computer information systems, data modeling, data planning, data definitions, metadata systems development, enterprise resource planning, systems analysis, application development and programming, or information technology management.
  • Education*: Bachelor degree or Master degree in information systems, computer science, accounting, business administration, engineering, mathematics, sciences, or statistics.

 *Additional work experience may be substituted

Are scholarships available?

Norwich University offers several scholarships. They are awarded based on merit, talent, or financial need. Learn more about available scholarship opportunities.

Are there tuition discounts?

If your company is a Norwich partner, you may be eligible for 10% discounted tuition. Ask your human resources department or check the current list of Norwich partners to find out. 

Does Norwich accept transfer credits?

When you apply for admission to the MSIS, you can submit transcripts and course outlines from previously-attended institutions of higher education for consideration as transfer credits. Transfer credits are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and accepted for up to 9 credits. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as they pertain to transfer credits. Learn more about Norwich University’s transfer credit policy. Learn more about Norwich University’s transfer credit policy.