Admission Requirements: Master of Science in Information Systems

April 20, 2023
36-44 credit hours
May 08, 2023
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

Admission into the fully online Carl H. Lindner College of Business MS in Information Systems program is selective and based on meeting the requirements outlined below.


To apply you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Official GRE or GMAT scores
    • Possible GMAT/GRE waiver if:
      • Completed at graduate certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
      • Have a professional certification or licensure (via exam) in a relevant field
      • Have numerous years of relevant work experience (7+) with demonstrated advancement
      • Have a recent undergraduate business degree from a domestic AACSB accredited institution with cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher
  • KIRA Interview
  • IELTS or TOEFL score (International applicants only)

Note: GMAT/GRE waivers are available. See Entrance Exams Information page for details.



Complete Online Application

Application for Admission

  • Application for Admission

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation. At least one should be a professional contact, and the other can be academic.

Please note that the name and email address of each recommender is required.

Goal Statement

Statement of purpose essay explaining in less than 500 words how the MS in IS program with UC Online will further your career goals.

Current Resume or CV

Upload a current resume, showcasing your experience and skill set in Information Systems.

GMAT or GRE Scores

Please note that any submitted test scores will be considered regardless of waiver eligibility.

Applicants seeking a GMAT/GRE waiver should request consideration before submitting a test score.

Unofficial school transcript(s)*

Unofficial school transcripts are required for the application, including University of Cincinnati transcripts.

*Once accepted, applicants will need to send official transcripts to [email protected] OR the following physical address:
Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627

Need additional information, or have any questions?  Don’t hesitate to reach out to a recruiter to learn more!

International Students

An official TOEFL/IELTS is required for all international applicants.

International applicants must also submit foreign transcripts for evaluation to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES;