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Master’s Degree in Information Science

6,516 Yearly Graduations
$69,600 Median Salary
$41,000 Median Debt
There are 158 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in IS. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 24% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 46.2% of IS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IS Majors

In 2018-2019, 6,516 earned their master's degree in IS. This makes it the 32nd most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in IS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,118
Master’s Degree 6,516
Associate’s Degree 906
Graduate Certificate 390
Undergraduate Certificate 374
Basic Certificate 309
Doctor’s Degree 166

Earnings of IS Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in IS is $69,600. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $62,075 and the high is $81,175.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in IS is $41,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $70,775 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $35,625.

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The median monthly payment of a IS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $478.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degree in IS. About 57.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,757
Women 2,759
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in IS

The racial-ethnic distribution of IS master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 526
Black or African American 622
Hispanic or Latino 313
White 1,681
International Students 3,009
Other Races/Ethnicities 365
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IS Master's Degree Students

There are 158 colleges that offer a master’s degree in IS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

492 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - University College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 59,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The IS program at University of Maryland - University College awarded 492 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 42% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

418 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Texas at Dallas. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

The IS program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 418 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#3

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
370 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IS. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 370 people received their master's degree in IS from Boston U. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#4

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
266 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Each year, around 41,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 266 master's degree were handed out to IS majors at UC Berkeley. About 31% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
202 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Roughly 46,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 202 master's degree were handed out to IS majors at U of Michigan. About 68% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
189 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IS. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

The IS program at Syracuse University awarded 189 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 39% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

178 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IS. Each year, around 28,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 178 people received their master's degree in IS from Pitt. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#7

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
178 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree is Pace University - New York. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 178 master's degree were handed out to IS majors at Pace University. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

157 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Texas at Austin. Roughly 51,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

The IS program at The University of Texas at Austin awarded 157 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
153 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IS. Roughly 32,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

The IS program at University of Utah awarded 153 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

148 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IS. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 148 master's degree were handed out to IS majors at UW Seattle. Of these students, 42% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
146 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Jersey Institute of Technology is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IS. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,448 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,624 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 146 master's degree were handed out to IS majors at NJIT. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#12

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
146 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree is University at Buffalo. Each year, around 30,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The IS program at University at Buffalo awarded 146 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#14

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
145 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree is Texas A&M University - College Station. Roughly 67,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The IS program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 145 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 46% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

132 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. Each year, around 48,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 people received their master's degree in IS from UIUC. About 52% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

124 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore County comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IS. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,704 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,862 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 people received their master's degree in IS from UMBC. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#17

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
119 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DePaul University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IS. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 119 people received their master's degree in IS from DePaul. Of these students, 41% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

117 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Methodist University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IS. Roughly 11,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 master's degree were handed out to IS majors at SMU. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

108 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Texas at Arlington. Roughly 46,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,474 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 108 people received their master's degree in IS from UT Arlington. Of these students, 49% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

94 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IS. Roughly 24,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,786 per year.

The IS program at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus awarded 94 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IS that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 15,812
Computer Science 11,600
Information Technology 7,824
Computer Software Applications 2,495
Computer Systems Networking 645

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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