Master's in MIS Admissions



We look for students who bring both skills and a passion for the field.

Applicants are reviewed as a whole person—the selection committee will consider all parts of every application submitted, including the essays and letters of recommendation. We want the best students in our Master's program, but we do not have a maximum or minimum number of students that we accept each year.

Application Deadline

January 15: Fall Admission

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Admissions Requirements

When applying, you will need to provide the following:

Test Scores

  • Copies of GMAT or GRE scores (uploaded during online application process)
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores. The test must have been taken within the last five years of intended term of enrollment. (No minimum score requirement) 
    • GRE –use school code 4832
    • GMAT – Eller College of Management, MSMIS
  • Copies of TOEFL/IELTS scores (uploaded during online application process)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores - use school code 4832 (for international applicants only who have not graduated from an institution in the U.S. (degree must not be older than two years from the term of enrollment). Test must have been taken within two years of the intended term of enrollment. Minimum TOEFL score of 80 internet based testing, IELTS test composite score of 7 (no subject area below 6.)


  • Copies of official transcripts/academic records (uploaded during online application process)
  • Official transcripts/academic records (official documents needed ONLY after being admitted into program.)
    • From a US institution: Final, official transcript showing degree awarded with conferred date
    • From an international institution: Final, official transcripts/academic records showing degree awarded with conferred date and/or official degree/diploma certificate More details here on accepted transcripts/academic records


In addition to work experience with dates of employment, your resume should include education, awards and honors, memberships, leadership experience, and participation in professional organizations. (uploaded during online application process)

Statement of Purpose

The MIS Department welcomes applications from a wide range of academic backgrounds, professional interests and personal aspirations. As a way of sharing your personal vision, please prepare a written statement that describes why you are interested in a career in information systems, your specific interests in the academic programs of the MIS Department and how earning a Master’s degree in MIS from the University of Arizona will contribute to you achieving your professional goals. (uploaded during online application process)

Letters of Recommendation

Request letters from two people who can speak to your eligibility for this program. (uploaded during online application process

Completed Graduate College Application 

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge

  • Business: If you do not have a sufficient business background, you may be required to take up to two business courses. You will be informed of this requirement upon admittance.
  • Technical: Before joining our program, students should have experience in computer and Web programming. Students should have knowledge and experience with (1) Java and (2) JSP and Servlets, PHP or .NET/J2EE. Knowledge of database connectivity via ODBC or JDBC is also recommended.  

Admission Statistics

Admittance Statistics
  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Total Enrolled 79 17 90 55 86 85 81
Domestic 26 11 13 13 16 20 14
International 53 6 77 42 70 65 67
Female   4 43 16 31 39 26
Male   13 47 39 55 46 55
GPA (average) 3.51 3.66 3.48 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6
TOEFL* (average) 104 97 106 104 106 101 106
GRE (average) 312 309 318 316 314 312 315
GMAT (average) 657 680 677 645 657 655 668
Work Experience (months) 27 23 27 35 33 35 32

Note: Applicants must provide either a GRE or GMAT score, not both. Tests must have been taken within the last five years of intended term of enrollment. No score minimum.

* TOEFL scores applicable for international applicants only.

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Your Future is Calling

You’ve heard the “why.” If you think you’re a good fit, it’s time for the “how.” Let’s get you on the road to your Eller MS MIS. Contact us or begin your application now:

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