MSIST Admission

Qualifications

Admissions to the Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST) program is competitive. Applicants must present a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and meet the entrance requirements of the School of Business.

The review process considers each of the following areas on its own merit and candidates should show significant achievement in each area to be considered a strong prospect for admission.

  • The ability to excel academically in an environment that will demand strong technical, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Evidence of maturity to integrate educational opportunities into personal and professional goals.

  • Management and leadership potential and strong communication skills.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are considered for fall and spring semester admissions. We strongly encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible for the strongest consideration.

Admissions Process

Applying to a program at the GW School of Business may seem like a complicated process, but the GWSB admissions team is here to help. The application process for the MSIST program can be found on our How to Apply page. All application materials should be sent to the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office. The GRE or GMAT test is not required — however, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them.

Admitted Student Profile

While we do not have minimum requirements for test scores, GPA or work experience, our program does attract top academic and professional talent. Statistics from the most recent admission period are as follows:

  • Average GMAT Score: 590*
  • Average GPA: 3.2
  • Percentage Military or Veteran: 5.7%
  • Percentage Female: 43%
  • Percentage International: 72%
  • Average Age: 27

*Please note, the MSIST program is test optional. If you choose to submit a test score, you may submit either a GMAT or GRE score. However, neither test score is required for admission.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates seeking financial assistance and international students requiring visas are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications, with all required materials, will be considered for admission.

Spring

Summer

Fall

N/A

Extended to April 15

Extended to May 1

Please note: Summer deadlines only apply to the Master of Accountancy (MAccy) program. MAccy students requiring an F1 visa should limit their applications to the fall or spring semesters only.

 

Next Steps

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