Earn an Online Degree in MIS

The MIS Department offers online MIS degrees:

Requirements for any of the MIS online programs can be found in the UIS course catalog using these links.


In its release of 2021 national rankings, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Management Information Systems' online master's degree 53rd out of 184 in the non-MBA business category.

About the Online Degree in MIS

The online Management Information Systems degree from the University of Illinois Springfield can be earned online with no campus visits. Because we are a public university, our online graduate degree is less expensive than that of the University of Phoenix and other private universities. Students pursuing our online MIS degree pay the same low tuition rate whether they live in Illinois or another state.

This online degree in MIS has a balance between technical courses and business courses. Because of its managerial orientation, this degree should be considered by anyone interested in management information systems, computer information systems, information technology (IT), computer science, the management of technology or public/non-profit administration.

This MIS online degree is a part of U of I Online, a coordinated effort of the three University of Illinois campuses (Springfield, Chicago and Urbana-Champaign). 

  • The University of Illinois at Springfield is accredited by the NCA (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission).
  • The College of Business and Management is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited.
  • UIS online degrees are approved for membership in the Sloan Foundation’s Sloan-C program.
  • All MIS programs are STEM designated programs.

Questions about the online MIS degree can be directed to Donna Greer, Online Program Coordinator of the Department of Management Information Systems at dgree07s@uis.edu.

Students also work closely with an faculty adviser who teaches in the program. The overall objectives of the programs are to achieve a balance between technical knowledge and organizational knowledge that characterizes MIS expertise.

How Online Courses Work

The University of Illinois Springfield has a tradition of offering innovative programs to students at the time and place most convenient for them. Classes are highly interactive. In many ways, our online courses are like taking on-campus courses except there is more interaction between students and instructors, and among fellow students, than in traditional classes. Interaction is asynchronous, meaning it can be done any time from anywhere, making it an ideal degree for those who travel or have busy schedules that preclude taking classes on campus.

The University operates on 16-week semesters. Online undergraduate courses for the most part are the traditional semester long courses. However, online graduate courses follow an 8-week format (first-half or second-half of the semester. 

Students have weekly assignments, which are available online. To accommodate the schedules of those students who travel for their jobs, assignments are generally available two weeks in advance. Assignments include reading or listening to the instructors' lectures, participation in computer mediated conferencing using Canvas, doing homework problems and exercises, taking online quizzes and participating in small groups to work on cases or projects.