Survey of Masters Degree Program

Sudesh Duggal, Charles Mastruserio
InSITE 2003  •  Volume 3  •  2003
The need of professional master’s degree program in Information systems (MSIS) has been in great demand during the past few years. There may be several reasons for the people to pursue this particular degree. May be that obtaining MSIS degree help the people to climb to the next level of their current position, or as a source to networking with other people for future jobs, or for self esteem and their satisfaction, or as a graceful exit from the long road to a PhD program. Whatever the reason may be there is increase in demand for MSIS program. The purpose of this paper is to survey the MSIS degree programs and their curriculums from twenty colleges and universities across the United States. The information gathered from this survey as well as information gathered in previous such surveys is evaluated and used to create a suggested program curriculum, which provides useful information for academic heads and faculty who are interested in starting a new MSIS program, or revising an existing program.
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