With the help of the program director, MIS students will design an individualized curriculum that is tailored to their research interest. By the end of their first semester, each student will have developed a program goal statement to summarize their interests and provide a direction for their studies. All courses will be chosen as to move the student towards this goal.

The degree overview details the requirements that each student’s curriculum must satisfy. Topics covered include: eligible departments, breadth and depth requirements, special courses, transfer policy, and research. A list of courses that have been approved for previous students (and are likely to be approved again, so long as they align with a student’s program goal) is provided on the common course selections.