MIS Frequently Asked Questions

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There are no deadlines. Applications are accepted up until registration is no longer available for the current semester. Submitting an application as early as possible is advised to have the best chance of getting into desired courses.

In order to be admitted to any SUU graduate program, a student must:

  • Complete an application form
  • Pay the $60 application fee
  • Have a completed bachelor’s degree
  • Submit official transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited university
  • Submit 3 references and contact information (no letters).
  • Submit resume or curriculum vita (CV)
  • Submit statement of Intent

Your Statement of Intent should include at least the following:

  • Why you have chosen the MIS degree
  • How do you plan to use your MIS degree professionally once you graduate?
  • If your GPA is below 3.0, what have you done to advance your skill set?

There are no entrance exams associated with the MIS degree program.

  • Arts Administration
  • Aviation
  • Business Administration
  • Contemporary Animal Services Leadership (CASL)
  • Cybersecurity & Information Assurance
  • Education
  • English: Creative Writing
  • English: Writing & Rhetoric
  • General Studies
  • Human Values
  • Music Technology
  • National Parks & Public Lands
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Online Teaching
  • Leadership Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Social Media & Public Relations
  • Special Education
  • School Library

Every MIS student will take a CORE learning block INDS 6000 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research & Studies and either the INDS 6890 - Interdisciplinary Internship or INDS 6900 - MIS Capstone Project courses). They will also select three learning blocks: two 9-credits ones and one 6-credit one.

The MIS degree requires at least 30 credits to be completed. All courses must be passed with a B- (2.7) or better to be counted in the program, and students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to graduate. Graduate courses cannot be repeated more than once.

Yes, Graduation applications generally need to be completed the semester before the intended graduation. The Fall graduation application deadline is October 15, the Spring graduation application deadline is December 15, and the Summer graduation application deadline is January 15.

You can only complete a School Library endorsement. The SPED and TESOL learning blocks will not result in an endorsement. Also, you must be a Utah teacher to earn the School Library endorsement.

Yes, for online courses.  For more information about tuition rates, please see the tuition and fee schedule on the Southern Utah University Cashier's Website

At this point, scholarships are not available for MIS students, but there are some graduate tuition waiver monies. Find out more on our Tuition Waivers page.

If the credits are no more than 6 years old by the time of graduation from the MIS degree program, we can accept them. However, if they are older, with Provost and Dean approval, they may be accepted.

Information about Institutional Certificates are available on our Post-Bachelor Certificates Page.