Apply Now for Fall 2018

Apply now to begin classes in Fall 2018. Priority application dates are March 15 and May 15. For information, please call (415) 422-2221 or email

How to Apply

Information Systems (MSIS) Admission

Information Systems Application Requirements

Application requirements vary slightly by program. Please be sure to read through all requirements carefully.

  • Transcript(s) — Copies of your transcripts from each accredited college or university attended must be uploaded to the online application. Once admitted to the program, instructions for sending official, sealed transcripts will be provided. The minimum graduate admission requirement includes a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution prior to enrollment.

  • Résumé — Your current résumé or CV can list and describe your educational history, work or job history, coursework related to the graduate program to which you are applying, and any experiences relevant to your pursuit of graduate studies - including internships, published articles or other published materials, volunteer and/or community service experience, study or work outside of your home country, and any other interests or activities related to your graduate program.
  • Letters of Recommendation — Two letters of recommendation are required. Applicants to all programs should submit at least one letter from a professional contact, if possible. Ideally, one or both of your professional recommendations will come from a current or former direct supervisor. Academic recommendations are also appreciated for current undergraduates. Enter the recommenders' email addresses directly into the online application and they will receive instructions for applicant evaluation and electronic submission within 24 hours.

    The USF School of Management also accepts the Common Letter of Recommendation. The GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation effort is intended to save applicants and recommenders valuable time by providing a single set of recommendation questions for each participating school.

    If your recommender(s) must submit a hard copy letter by mail, please request that s/he complete this form to include with her/his letter.

  • Statement of Purpose or Essay — A 500–1000 word essay is required and must be uploaded in the online application Please address the following questions in a single document:
    • What are your short and long-term professional goals and how will this degree help you achieve those goals?
    • Why have you chosen this degree and who or what experience influenced you to apply?
  • Self-Evaluation (Optional) — Use this essay to evaluate your leadership and management skills, capabilities, and talents as they stand today. What would your colleagues/classmates say about you as a leader? What areas do you feel you could further develop?
  • Additional Information (Optional) — Use this essay to share any additional information you would like us to consider as part of your application, for example: gaps in employment, academic issues (probation, dismissal, failing grades, standardized test performance), etc.
  • Interview – review requirements vary by program. All interviews are by invitation only. As such, should you be selected to interview, an invitation will be sent to the email account associated with your online application and include all necessary details.
  • Scholarship Statement (Optional) — The USF School of Management offers general merit and special interest scholarships. Review available scholarships and use this essay to explain your eligibility and/or qualifications for one or more of these scholarships.
Fall 2018 Application Deadlines USF School of Management
Application Deadlines Decision Notifications
November 15, 2017 December 15, 2017
January 15, 2018 February 23, 2018
March 15, 2018 April 20, 2018
May 15, 2018 June 22, 2018
June 15, 2018 July 13, 2018
Spring 2019
Application Deadlines Decision Notifications
August 2018 September 2018
October 2018 November 2018
November 2018 December 2018