Accelerated Master's Program


Accelerated Master's in MIS Program

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) degree at The University of Arizona seeks exceptional Eller Undergraduate Management Information Systems (MIS) and Operations Management (OM) students interested in earning both their bachelor’s degree and their Master’s in MIS degree in as few as five years. The MIS Accelerated Masters’ Program (AMP-MIS) allows students to complete the MSMIS degree in two semesters (Fall and Spring following completion of the BSBA degree).

The AMP in MIS allows students who qualify for the program to complete 9 -12 credits of graduate level coursework during the fourth year of their undergraduate program and count those credits toward both their BSBA and Master’s.  After completing an additional 18-21 credits, typically completed in just one additional year of graduate courses, students in the AMP-MIS graduate from the UA with both a BSBA and Master’s in MIS. Once accepted into the AMP-MIS, you can take MIS 543 Business Data Communications & Networking in fall semester and MIS 541 Information Systems Analysis & Design in spring semester. You may also take MIS 515 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors or MIS 517 Systems Security Management in either semester. These courses will count toward both your BSBA-MIS and MSMIS degree requirements. With successful completion of these courses and 6-9 courses in fall and spring semesters in the MSMIS program, you will be able to graduate with your MSMIS degree in May.

Admission and application requirements are described below.

The AMP-MIS is well-suited for students who aim to gain further specialization and helps give an academic experience that goes well beyond what you receive as an undergraduate. As a current undergraduate student, the cost of studying an additional year in a master’s program will never be lower.

Fall 2023 Rising Eller BSBA MIS Seniors

Admission Requirements

  1. Have and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher through graduation.
  2. Have completed a minimum of 12 units of undergraduate credits in the MIS or OM major at the University of Arizona’s main campus by Spring 2022.
  3. Have only 2 semesters remaining in your undergraduate studies.
  4. A minimum combined GPA of 3.5
  5. Completion or near completion of general education requirements.
  6. Have or are pursuing an internship in MIS.
  7. Submission of your resume.
  8. MIS faculty recommendation for AMP-MIS program. Demonstration of the maturity necessary for success in an accelerated, highly competitive program.
  9. Recommendation from Wendy Wienhoff, Director of MIS Career Management (obtained after meeting).
  10. Expectation to complete the undergraduate degree by May 2023.
  11. Submission of a graduate application by May 21, 2022 and payment of the UA graduate application fee. Online application available at (degree: MIS (MS)-AMP).

*The GRE is not required for admission to the MSMIS AMP Program*

Application Requirements

  1. Meet with the Assistant Director of Academic Operations to obtain internal MIS recommendations. After meeting, you will:
    • Arrange a meeting with Wendy Wienhoff.
    • Obtain a recommendation from an MIS faculty member.
  2. Students must formally apply online through UA GradApp immediately following MIS internal acceptance into the program.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications for the MIS Accelerated Master's Program is concurrent with the close of early registration. 


Director of Graduate Studies
William T Neumann

Tuition and Fees

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