Earn your Ivy College of Business master of science in information systems (MSIS) degree at the same time you’re earning your bachelor of business analytics (BUSAN) degree at Iowa State University through our concurrent programs. See the application instructions below. All other applicants will follow the standard application process.

The master of science in information systems program gives you the tools you need to take your career to the next level. As an MSIS student, you will learn how to bridge the gap between business and technology — solving business problems using cutting-edge IT solutions.

Graduates of our program are bilingual in IT and business and are highly sought after by employers. This concurrent program is designed to be completed in five academic years, with four years of undergraduate coursework followed by one year of information systems studies alongside the remaining undergraduate courses.

Admission to the concurrent program is competitive. Successful candidates demonstrate superior academic ability, strong leadership attributes, and clear career focus.

Admitted students typically have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above.

  • Apply to the program

    Online application

    Apply to the concurrent master’s program in your seventh semester using the online Concurrent Student Application below. Once accepted, you’ll start the concurrent master’s program in your eighth semester.

    Application deadlines
    Summer: March 15
    Fall: June 15*
    Spring: November 15*

    The following application materials are required. Please submit all materials together in one email to busgrad@iastate.edu:

    • Personal statement.
    • Resume.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
      Complete sections one and three, save the form and send it to your recommenders. You must include the busgrad@iastate.edu e-mail address so your recommenders will know where to send the form once completed. Letter of recommendation forms should be submitted directly by recommenders, not applicants.

    Notes for applicants

    Once all required application materials have been submitted, you will be contacted within two weeks regarding your status.

    Admitted students are classified as graduate students when concurrent enrollment begins and are subsequently assessed graduate business tuition and fees.

    Prospective concurrent students should check with the financial aid office to better understand how aid may change with graduate student status.

    To learn more about concurrent curriculum plans or program details, contact busgrad@iastate.edu.

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1420 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011