Who Should Apply?
We encourage applicants from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds to apply to the program.
Baylor's mission of cultivating skilled, highly educated and ethical information technology professionals starts with a passion for pursuing excellence. The Admissions Committee looks for this passion when reviewing prior academic performance, GMAT or GRE score and resume.
If you already have an undergraduate degree in business, you can begin the MSIS curriculum upon acceptance to the program starting in either the spring or fall semester.
If you received an undergraduate degree in a field other than business, you will begin the MSIS program taking the Business Foundations courses (BF). The BF courses can be completed in either the summer or fall semester.
Detailed instructions are provided within the application. You will have the opportunity to save your application and return later if you choose not to complete all of the items below at the same time.
- Letters of Recommendation
- Application Fee
- International Applicant Requirements
Personal essays are an opportunity to express your unique qualifications, experiences and reasons for applying to the MSIS program. Prepare your essays carefully, using details and specific examples to describe your distinctive qualities.
A current resume is requested, specifically describing those activities, honors, or awards that you believe helpful to ensuring success in the MSIS program.
Letters of Recommendation
Professional recommendations are preferred. In the application, you will provide the name and email address for two references. Each reference will be sent an email message with a link directing him to a web page allowing him to submit your recommendation by either uploading a file or by entering text into a form.
A bachelors degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university, is required. The transcript from your graduating institution must show proof of degree.
If you earned an undergraduate degree from Baylor, you do not need to request transcripts.
NOTE: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the evaluation process. If the Business School recommends approval, official transcripts will be required before your admission is complete.
A $50 non-refundable fee, payable by credit card or check, is required to process your application.
Baylor accepts either the GMAT or GRE for applications to the MSIS program. NOTE: Unofficial copies of the test scores are acceptable for the evaluation process.
Minimum score requirement?
There is no minimum GMAT or GRE score to apply to the MSIS program.
International Applicant Requirements
English Language Tests
All foreign national and permanent resident applicants are required to provide a score from either the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum scores are required.
If you are an international applicant, or attended a foreign university, please follow the guidelines for foreign transcripts available on the Graduate School website.
Start an application in GoBaylor Grad
Submit one application for MSIS Program by selecting the Program:
"Business - Information Systems - M.S."
Then select the degree:
"Master of Science in Information Systems"
Submit a second application for the MBA program, if you are applying for the joint MBA/MSIS program.