The Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) from the Sever Institute at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis is designed to help you advance with the knowledge, leadership and skills needed to understand, shape and lead as organizations increasingly expand their operations to digital platforms.

In this full time, traditional graduate program you will learn theories combined with real-world applications, strengthening your management acumen, collaborative problem solving, interpersonal communication and leadership competencies.

We are now accepting applications for the spring 23 and fall 23 semesters.

The MISM qualifies as a STEM program.

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The 30-unit (10-course) MISM degree program is available for full time study only.

MISM courses are designed with input from employers, thought leaders and practitioners, and taught by leading professionals from throughout the information systems industry.

Students learn managerial and technical acumen required to lead an IT enterprise, including governance, IT architecture and infrastructure, service delivery, data management strategy, risk management, and cybersecurity fundamentals.

Gain advanced knowledge, elevate your critical thinking and improve your ability to ask the right strategic and operational questions. As important, build a lifelong network of working professionals and become a proud member of the Washington University alumni community.

*These courses are required to earn a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management.


Registration, Tuition Fees & Payment Policies

Qualified veterans: WashU McKelvey School of Engineering and the VA will cover 100 percent of your graduate tuition.

Although certificate programs do not qualify for federal loan programs, loans are still available for the master's degrees. For more information, contact Johanna Sengheiser (

Program Checklists & Course Information

Each of our graduate programs has a unique mix of required coursework and additional electives. Courses are updated regularly to ensure our students are prepared for the latest in industry knowledge and application. Check out the Information Systems Management program checklist for both master's and graduate certificate requirements. 

All course information, including course descriptions and section listings, can be found in our digital catalog the Bulletin

Meet our faculty

Jeromey Farmer Practice Area Lead for Information Management & Analytics at Slalom. Helps companies solve business problems and build for the future through strategy, data science and innovative big data solutions.

Jeromey Farmer

  • Professor of Practice, Information Systems Management
Asim Banskota

Asim Banskota

  • Adjunct Instructor
Mark Brooks Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of a Global Fortune 50 Healthcare Enterprise

Mark Brooks

  • Adjunct Instructor
Don Lang Retired - Division Director Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA) IT

Don Lang

  • Adjunct Instructor
Jeff Heaton Vice President, Data Scientist, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), Senior Member of IEEE, and author of several books on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Jeff Heaton

  • Adjunct Instructor
Rick Hermann Leads End-User Services in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at Washington University

Rick Hermann

  • Adjunct Instructor
Mike Jenkins Former Chief Information Security Officer at the United States Transportation Command. ISC2, CISSP, ISSEP, ISSMP and ITIL certified

Mike Jenkins

  • Adjunct Instructor
Dihui Lai

Dihui Lai

  • Adjunct Instructor
Ozzie Lomax Project Management (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (RMP) Certification 38 years Energy, Operations, IOT and Engineering SME CEO Lomax Consulting Group

Ozzie Lomax

  • Adjunct Instructor
Larry McLean The United States Transportation Command Subject Matter Expert for ITIL approach to IT Service Management

Larry McLean

  • Adjunct Instructor