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Timeline - M.S. in Information Systems

Length of Study

A graduate student attending Illinois State University on a full-time basis can expect to complete the IS masterís program within two years after completion of any required foundation courses. In order to complete in two years, students need to complete at least one summer course.

Class Schedule

Classes are offered during the following semesters, which run according to the following approximate timings:

  • Fall Semester: Mid-August to Mid-December
  • Spring Semester: Mid-January to Mid-May
  • Summer Semester: Mid-May through June

Students who choose to work and take one or two classes per semester will find evening classes available to them.

Typical Course Load

Three classes in the fall and spring semesters and two in the summer are considered a full load for graduate students. Students may also choose to pursue the degree part time, taking one or two classes per semester.


Students who are admitted to the IS graduate program meet with the IT graduate advisor to determine first semester courses and a tentative plan of study. International students living abroad typically meet with the advisor the week before classes begin in the semester they are admitted. Students living locally may email our graduate advisor to set up a meeting any time after their admission to the program is fully processed.


Illinois State University

School of Information Technology
Normal, Il 61790-5150
Phone: 309.438.8338

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