The mission of the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) degree program is to provide a relevant, high-quality education that develops students’ decision making skills in the productive and profitable utilization of computer information systems, preparing them for success in their careers and life-long learning.


  • Students will design scalable, robust, network solutions based on business/organizational needs
  • Student will identify appropriate information technologies to support the strategic and operational goals of an organization
  • Students will design scalable, robust, database solutions based on business/organizational needs
  • Students will understand systems development methodologies that allow them to analyze and develop appropriate solutions to business problems
  • Students will understand how to interpret and apply discipline related academic/practitioner literature
  • Students will understand how to identify, develop, and execute business related research to address business problems


  • Online Program
  • No leveling course requirements
  • Low cost, high value



Information Systems
Schedule Part-time and full-time
Duration 2 Years
Presence of students On-line
Total number of enrolled students 48
Tuition and fees per year 6000.00 USD
Scholarships available Yes



This course examines timely topics related to computer-based systems. The course develops research skills, problem-solving skills, applies the scientific method, refines presentation skills, and promotes team involvement. The course operates in a distributed team environment using the Internet as its communication vehicle. Graduate Catalog 



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Dr. Schuessler is the Associate Dean of the College of Business at Tarleton State University. Previously serving as the Deparment Head for Marketing and Computer Information Systems, Dr. Schuessler teaches undergradaute and graduate classes in networking, and graduate classes in e-business and the MS-IS capstone course. His research interests revolve about computer security, data breaches, and information systems security effectiveness.