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M.S. Management & Information Systems

What will I pay for the MS in Management and Information Systems program?

The cost of your degree depends on many factors, including:

  • Where you live
  • Where you will take classes online or on campus
  • Scholarships or student employment you receive
  • Time to complete

In addition, WOU many change tuition and fees between today and when you finish your program, changing the overall cost estimate.

Try the net price calculator in the Financial Aid pages and use the information below to sketch out your MS in Management and Information Systems budget.


The M & IS program requires 48 total credits. Tuition and fee rates are determined by the Western Oregon University Administrative Rules for extended programs and are subject to change. If you pursue a M & IS degree you will take all of your courses on the WOU campus.

For on-campus courses, tuition and fees are combined in a per-credit resident rate, $657 starting fall 2018. In addition to those fees, students taking 6 hours or more are assessed a $139.00 health service fee.

Find more information about costs on the Financial Aid Department’s pages.


A $300 one-time matriculation fee is assessed on all new graduate students.

Financial Aid:

Please visit the Financial Aid pages to learn more about the programs available for graduate students. You can also check the Financial Aid Checklist for Graduate Students.

Graduate Student Assistantships:

Graduate Student Assistant Positions are a form of student employment, earning a compensation package including both salary and tuition remission for the performance of research or teaching services to the University as part of a student’s academic and professional training and development. More information is available on our Graduate Assistant page.

Apply for Fall 2019 positions (deadline April 1, 2019)

Graduate Student Lottery Scholarship:

Apply today for an opportunity to receive a minimum of $1000 and a maximum of $2500 per term for the academic year. Recipients of the scholarship must be enrolled in at least 9 credits during each term of support and maintain a 3.25 GPA. This scholarship can only be used by students taking graduate coursework from Western Oregon University.  Scholarships will be awarded by Graduate Programs in a competitive process.  Failure to maintain minimum standards of progress stated above will lead to forfeiture of the scholarship. This scholarship is non-renewable.


The M & IS curriculum promotes growth of knowledge in the disciplines of computer science, business, and information systems. It strives to develop a learning environment that stimulates intellectual curiosity, enhances critical thinking skills, encourages ethical behavior and develops leadership ability. Our faculty- all experts in their field- seek to provide one-on-one mentoring opportunities for students to complete their program. Ask us questions-about the process, about the field, or about your career. We look forward to hearing from you!

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If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Dr. Scot Morse, Program Coordinator, Computer Science, morses@wou.edu or 503-838-8921

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"In December 2014 Nathan started a new position in Information Technology at SAIF Corporation. The Management Information Systems program helped him learn to communicate and network effectively internally and externally in his career to overcome workplace challenges. Obtaining his graduate degree has substantially opened opportunities to advance in his career. Nathan Currently resides in Salem, Oregon with his wife who was also a Western Oregon University student."

Nathan Higginbotham '14

MS in Mgt. and Information Systems