MS Information Systems Admissions

Application deadlines

Spring 2020

Only part-time applicants are eligible to apply for Spring 2020.

  • International: September 15, 2019
  • Final: December 15, 2019

Summer 2020

  • Applications not accepted.

Fall 2020

  • International Priority: November 30, 2019
  • International Final: January 31, 2020 (applications received after this date will be reviewed subject to space availability)
  • Domestic Priority: April 30, 2020
  • Domestic Final: June 30, 2020 (subject to space availability)

Application requirements

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

  • Current résumé
  • Essay (you can preview the essay for your program by starting an application)
  • Scanned transcripts
  • Contact information for two references who will provide letters of recommendation electronically
  • GMAT/GRE or an approved waiver. Please note, any submitted test scores will be considered regardless of waiver eligibility. 
  • IELTS or TOEFL score (International applicants only)

Entrance exam waiver options

You may be eligible for an entrance exam waiver if you:

  • Earned a bachelor's degree or higher from the University of Cincinnati, or a domestic AACSB accredited program, within the last three years with a 3.5 GPA or better
  • Successfully completed a prior graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Have seven or more years of relevant professional experience that demonstrates advancement;

Full-time MS Information Systems applicants who are chosen to move past the first round of application review will be asked to submit a virtual interview proctored by Kira Talent. You will be notified via email when selected for this round and will have two weeks to complete the interview.

The program makes every effort to review and respond to applicants in a timely manner, typically within two to three weeks of the application being completed. During peak periods, or very early in the admission cycle, additional processing time may be needed.