#1 Masters in Information Systems

Ranked #1 in the nation by, our MS-Information Systems program represents a fully AACSB accredited, convenient online program ideal for busy individuals needing to balance family, life, and work.

Cybersecurity Certificate
Cybersecurity Certificate

Jobs in cybersecurity are among the fastest growing in the modern workplace. Both the Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Criminal Justice (CJ)  departments recognize the need for specialized knowledge and training in cyber security for businesses of all sizes. To help learners who wish to enter this field, we have assembled a certificate at the Undergraduate level.

Accelerated Programs
Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate Programs

The BAAS-IT, BS-CIS, and BBA-MIS offer accelerated options, allowing interested students to jump-start their graduate studies to pursue an MS-Information Systems degree, shortening their time to graduation and saving money. Interested students should identify their interest in pursuing this option early in their program and work with their Academic Adviser to select the appropriate degree plan options.

Masters in Marketing Coming Fall 2024
Masters in Management with a concentration in Marketing

MKTG 5320-Digital Marketing and Analytics
MKTG 5323-Sports marketing
MKTG 5330-Brand management
MKTG 5340-New product management
MKTG 5350-Advertising Strategy

The Marketing concentration includes an additional 12 credit hours of advanced discipline topics including those listed above!

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Tarleton Tartan!

The Tartan Project is committed to providing a hands-on experience for Tarleton students, while integrating university tradition into high-quality Tartan products for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and shareholders.

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So you’ve decided to make the investment in your future? Great choice. If you are pursuing an undergraduate degree, select the undergraduate button below. If you are interested in applying to our graduate programs, select the graduate button.

Programs Offered

“I completed Managing Information Systems taught by Dr. Dennis Jones. This course was a robust and comprehensive overview of MIS and through the group consulting project, reflective exercises, and his sense of humor I felt the course was challenging, rewarding, and has provided a solid foundation for success in other courses. Dr. Jones was accessible, responsive to questions and clearly an expert in his field (Kieth LaChance, 2021)”.

The department of Marketing and Computer Information Systems offers degrees in the following areas:

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Degrees Explained

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees are more balanced programs for students interested in managerial positions.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees may be best for those interested in focusing on technology.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.) degrees may best suit non-traditional students who have community college and professional experience/training/certification.

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree is for graduate students who wish to advance their careers.

Additionally, the BBA in Management Information Systems, the BS in Computer Information Systems, and the BAAS in Information Technology are all available as accelerated programs enabling students to kickstart their MS in Information Systems program, saving time and money by taking 6 hours of graduate classes as undergraduate electives. See your advisor for more details.

The availability of a online program with the use of prior workforce experience was an ideal situation for me and my schedule. I would recommend this school to any working professional.”

Antonio Z., BAAS-IT graduated Fall 2021


Graduating students from our department surveyed just prior to graduation reported the following job titles:

  • Assistant Director of User Support Services
  • Computer Technician
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Professional II
  • Software Developer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security consultant 
  • Crew member
  • SDR
  • developer
  • Bakery Decorator
  • Manager of Athletics Marketing
  • Traniee manager 
  • Store Manager
  • Owner
  • Marketing and communications 
  • Photography Intern – Marketing and Communications
  • Military Sales Dept
  • Senior Administrator of Sales and Marketing
  • Family Engagement Specialist
  • Marketing Project Coordinator
  • Marketing coordinator 
  • Bartender
  • Planning Consultant
  • Senior systems administrator 
  • Technology Director
  • Technical support specialist 
  • Network Consulting Engineer
  • Janitor


Graduating students from our department surveyed just prior to graduation reported employment with:

  • Tarleton State University
  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Dallas College
  • The Carlson Law Firm
  • ProUnlimited
  • Marketing Consultants
  • Maurices
  • K Rashon Consulting
  • Comet Signs
  • McLennan Community College
  • Kalyn Seibert
  • Lon Smith Roofing
  • Quinlan ISD
  • DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
  • SEI Furniture 
  • Spur ISD
  • Lightspeed systems 
  • Cisco Systems
  • Pspcisd
  • Chilis 
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Chicken Express
  • VMware
  • Equine Network
  • HEB

Tarleton is a great school. I was very lucky to be able to attend here. Great faculty and staff, great amenities. Tarleton always seems to be doing things to better the campus and quality of life to students and faculty alike. I sure will miss Tarleton honestly. I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 years here.

Logan C., BS: Computer Information Systems graduated Spring 2022


  • BBA: Management Information Systems (n=2): $90,000
  • BS: Computer Information Systems (n=5.): $63,000
  • MS: Information Systems (n=19): $67,558.56
  • BAAS: Information Technology (n=5): $84,000
  • BBA: Marketing (n=12): $55,833.33

*Source: The self-reported, first/next destination survey was administered over each graduation term in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022.

Degree Options for International Students

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Designated Programs

International students may be interested in our B.A.A.S.-Information Technology, B.B.A.-Management Information Systems- or B.S.-Computer Information Science programs since they are all designated as STEM programs by the Department of Homeland Security.

This allows those with F-1 visas to remain in the United States for an additional 24 months after graduation under the optional practical training STEM extension. Students may then undertake practical training for a total of 36 months.

If this interests you, reach out to the International Programs office for more details and enroll today!