UMBC Online Master’s in Information Systems

Course Schedules

Fundamental courses are offered throughout the year. Please check which specific Core Requirements and Advanced Courses from each program track are offered in each semester.

IS 631 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Rand Obeidat

IS 633 Database Management Systems (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Brown

IS 668 Enterprise-Wide Computing (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Brown

IS 672 Computer and Network Security (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Augusto Casas

IS 665 User Experience Research Methods (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Sidas Saulynas

IS 676 Information Integration (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. George Karabatis

IS 679 Social Media Application and Analysis (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Renata McFadden

IS 607 Introduction to Information Systems (4 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Augusto Casas

IS 631 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Brown

IS 632 Networks (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Shahine

IS 633 Database Management Systems (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Brown

IS 634 Structured System Analysis and Design (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Rand Obediat

IS 659 Principles of Cybersecurity (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Augusto Casas

IS 667 Interaction Design (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Tera Reynolds

IS 675 Data Science (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Brown

IS 681 Ethical Hacking (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Augusto Casas

IS 698 Special Topics-Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Jimmy Foulds

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI), including search, constraint satisfaction, and reinforcement learning. The course will also cover reasoning and decision-making via propositional logic, probability, and Bayesian networks. To connect AI to its broader context, students will learn about the history of AI, ethical and safety concerns, and the benefits and risks of AI technologies. This course will fulfill both an AI track and certification requirement.

IS 607 Introduction to Information Systems (4 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Augusto Casas

IS 631 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Rand Obeidat

IS 632 Networks (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Shahine

IS 633 Database Management Systems (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Brown

IS 634 Structured System Analysis and Design (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Augusto Casas

IS 677 Deep Learning (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Aryya Gangopadhyay

IS 669 Project Management Operations (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Brown

IS 671 Electronic Commerce (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Ant Ozok

IS 674 Information Architecture for the Web (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Celeste Paul

IS 698 Special Topics in IS: Security in the Cloud (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Augusto Casas

*This course can count towards the Cybersecurity program track.

Description: This course introduces students to classic techniques and common tools used to secure applications and storage in the cloud. The course uses the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform and discusses multiple tools and techniques available in AWS to control access, and secure data and applications.

IS 698 Special Topics in IS: User Experience Research Methods (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Helena Mentis 

*This course can count towards the UX Design program track. It takes the place of IS 665.

Description: This course explores the main methods and processes that underlie the user-centered design of information systems. Students will learn to conduct user research for user experience design. The course also provides students the opportunity to apply these concepts through the design, evaluation, and implementation of interface prototypes in a hands-on project.

Pre-requisite of IS 634 and/or IS 667.

IS 632 Networks (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Shahine

IS 634 Structured System Analysis and Design (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Mike Brown

IS 668 Enterprise Wide Computing (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Mike Brown

IS 676 Information Integration (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. George Karabatis

IS 672 Computer and Network Security (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Augusto Casas

IS 670 Health Informatics (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Ian Stockwell and Mr. Jim Clavin

IS 679 Social Media Application and Analysis (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Renata McFadden

Deadlines

Fall 2024
Application Deadline: Aug 15
Fall Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 19

Summer 2024
Application Deadline: May 15
Summer Dates: May 28 – Aug 16

Spring 2024
Application Deadline: Jan 15
Spring Dates: Jan 29 – May 22

Program Summary

Credit Hours: 30 or 34
Tuition Rate: $934 per credit
Avg Length: 2.5 years (part-time)
Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

Financial Aid

Priority for FAFSA: Feb 14

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Claim your future with UMBC’s Online Master’s in Information Systems

Application Deadlines
Spring: January 15
Summer: May 15

UMBC Online Master’s in Information Systems

Our Vision is to expand our role as global leaders at the intersection of information, technology, and people, by promoting inclusive student-centered teaching, reimagining life-long learning, advancing innovative interdisciplinary research, and championing civic engagement.

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ITE 404
Baltimore, MD, 21250

Phone Number

410-455-2650

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