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Master of Science in Information Systems

Lead Today’s Technological Advancements

You know that technology advances at a rate nearly immeasurable. The biotech revolution, expanding mobile technologies, anthropomorphic robotics, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing will affect the information systems of the future. Prepare for these changes and take on leadership roles in information systems and technology with Norwich’s Master of Science in Information Systems program. 

Experience a flexible learning environment designed with adult learners like you in mind. Norwich’s 100% online platform allows you to complete coursework anywhere, anytime. Courses are taught by industry leaders dedicated to your success who provide one-on-one feedback.

Your degree from Norwich will ensure you learn the technical knowledge and evaluation techniques needed to identify and solve problems to sustain an organization’s technical infrastructure. You may not have a quantitative background or a bachelor’s degree in science, computer science, mathematics or information systems, but Norwich provides you with the preparatory courses necessary to start your information systems career.

You, at Norwich

Learn from a faculty of active scholars with doctorate degrees.

Customize your studies based on your career goals and personal interests.

Develop essential skills relevant to not only careers in history but also in business, law, education, and government.

Improve your historical insight, research, writing, analysis and presentation skills.

Apply to one of four start dates per year.

Benefit from a university recognized as offering Best Value with respect to high academic quality and low net cost of attendance, according to the U.S. News & World Report.*

*Rankings are based on undergraduate programs and on students who recieved the average level of need-based financial aid.

Accreditation & Recognition

NECHE Accredited

 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.).

Next Master's Session Start Dates: 

SUMMER: June 3, 2024

FALL: August 26, 2024

WINTER: November 18, 2024

Program & Details

At a Glance

No GRE/GMAT required Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher



Contact Admissions

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

Call: 1-866-684-7237    

Transfer Credits

You may receive the equivalent of up to 12 semester credits for study conducted elsewhere. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as it pertains to transfer credits.
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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 steps in the admissions 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.
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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.

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 a NACES approved agency. 
  • 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 understanding (MOUs).

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
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university, mailed to the address below.
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

Transcript Links

Mail transcripts to:
Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
P.O. Box 367
Northfield, VT 05663

For electronic delivery, we accept transcripts delivered from Parchment, National Clearing House, and other services if sent to cgcsamt@norwich.edu via password protection.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237
Email: learn@norwich.edu

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.

Concentrations include: 

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Analytics

To view additional program details such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the Information Systems program, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.

Online Master's


When applying for a graduate program at Norwich University, there are two essential factors to consider: what does it cost, and how can you pay for it? There are many ways to get financial assistance and several financial strategies that can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. We are here to help you identify and pursue the options that are best for you.

Tuition at a Glance
Credit Hours: 33
Cost Per Credit Hour: $698
Additional fees & discounts may apply.

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Paying for your Education

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Now that I have completed the Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis program, I will be continuing my studies with Norwich into the Master of Arts in Diplomacy program. I owe the credit to Norwich for giving me the desire to continue my education.

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Using my research abilities and findings, I was immediately able to apply my capstone research to my work and personal interests. As a wellness ambassador for the State of Vermont, I have been able to use my research as a tool and motivator.

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I selected the strategic studies and defense analysis degree because it was not something that I had heard of in other schools and I understood the degree would set me apart from my peers when looking for future employment.

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I was attracted to the Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis program because of its relevance to my experiences downrange and my general interests as a whole.

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'13 Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis

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You're going to love this experience. It might feel overwhelming sometimes, but you're gonna be supported all along the way, not only by your friends and family, but by your classmates and your professors.

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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