Information systems degree programs are most often available at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels at 4-year colleges and universities. These programs are usually offered from an institution's college of business and focus on using modern technologies to improve business operations. While most programs introduce students to the core aspects of supporting and managing computer systems, software, databases and networks, some schools offer specialized programs in fields like project management and information security. Online information systems degree programs are available, and students in both online and on-campus programs may get opportunities to participate in team projects and internships.
University of Houston
Founded in 1927 as a public research university, the University of Houston provides over 300 academic programs to more than 40,000 students. The university's College of Technology offers a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and a master's degree in technology project management with a concentration in information systems security.
The 4-year bachelor's program trains students to analyze and solve problems in computer business applications and information systems. Lasting two years, the school's master's program prepares students to assess the security needs of network and information systems. Students also develop the ability to implement, maintain and manage the appropriate information systems security solutions.
University of North Texas
The University of North Texas is one of the largest universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with an enrollment of nearly 38,000 students. The university's College of Business is home to the Information Technology and Decision Sciences Department, which offers information systems degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
The 120-credit-hour bachelor's degree program is comprised of university core requirements, along with business foundations and professional field courses. The school's 36-hour master's degree program in information technologies prepares students for management-level careers in the information systems industry. A research-based doctoral program is available as a business degree with an information systems concentration. Students in this program complete coursework in research methodology, technology and business, as well as a dissertation.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School||School Type & Setting||Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|University of Houston||4-year, public; large city|| BS in Computer Information Systems
MS in Technology Project Management - Information Systems Security
|$8,913 (in-state), $21,273 (out-of-state)*|
|University of North Texas||4-year, public; midsize city|| BS in Business Computer Information Systems
MS in Information Technologies
PhD in Business Administration - Business Computer Information Systems
|$10,852 (in-state), $20,812 (out-of-state)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator