Admission Criteria

Updated for Fall 2015 (15 May 2014)

Current BYU Information Systems Students ONLY

Integrated Bachelor's / Master's (BSIS/MISM):

  • Option available ONLY to undergraduate students currently enrolled in the BYU Information Systems program. Current students who have already completed the Marriott School Integrated Business Core should visit with the advisor.
  • Deadline for application for Integrated BSIS/MISM program: last working day of March at 4:30pm. Admission decisions are usually available near the end of May of the application year.
  • Department admission criteria: (Please note that meeting or exceeding admission criteria does not guarantee admission.)

U.S. Applicants

  • Deadline for application for all applicants (U.S. and international, including all graduating/graduated BSIS students): March 1 of the desired entrance year. Admission is granted for the Fall semester only. Admission decisions are usually available near the end of May of the application year.
  • Graduate Studies Application and Admission Information
  • Costs and Financial Aid
  • Endorsement Information
  • Department admission criteria: (Please note that meeting or exceeding admission criteria does not guarantee admission.)
    • GMAT (no substitute)—all portions required; competitive scores are 600 or above; average 640–650. May be retaken without penalty—i.e., we do not average the scores, but use the highest.
    • 3.0 minimum GPAmore info
    • Information Systems degree OR equivalent course work and/or work experience—If degree in field other than information systems, completion of all pre-requisite business and systems course equivalents below is required. Strong preference is given to applicants who have completed a degree in Information Systems.
    • Online Application—Incomplete applications are not considered.  Please note that paper copies of letters of recommendation are not accepted.  Also note that applications are marked late if any portion other than letters of recommendation are received after the deadline.
    • Pre-requisite Courses (Business Fundamentals & IS Core Equivalents)—All pre-requisite business and systems course work must be completed BEFORE entrance into the program; applicants are NOT admitted to complete courses at BYU.
      • Business Fundamentals: (See Marriott School Transfer Student Information for approved equivalents.)
        • Financial Accounting (Acc 200 at BYU)
        • Intro to Economics (macro- and micro-) (Econ 110 at BYU)
        • Business Calculus (Math 116 and Math 118 at BYU)
        • Intro to Statistics (Stat 121 at BYU)
        • Intro to Management Information Systems (IS 201 at BYU)
        • Intro to Computer Programming (IS 303 or CS 142 at BYU)
        • Financial Management (Fin 201 at BYU)
        • Marketing Management (Bus M 241 at BYU)
      • IS Core Equivalents: (Send syllabi of proposed equivalents to department for evaluation.)
        • Systems Analysis
        • Database Systems
        • Principles of Business Programming
        • Data Communications
        • Systems Design and Implementation
        • Enterprise Application Development
        • Business Processes and Controls

International Applicants

  • Deadline for application for all applicants (U.S. and international): March 1 of the desired entrance year. Admission is granted for the Fall semester only. Admission decisions are usually available near the end of May of the application year.
  • Graduate Studies Application and Admission Information
  • Costs and Financial Aid
  • Endorsement Information
  • Department admission criteria: (Please note that meeting or exceeding admission criteria does not guarantee admission.)
    • GMAT (no substitute)—all portions required; no minimum, but competitive score is 600 or above; average 640–650. May be retaken without penalty—i.e., we do not average the scores, but use the highest.
    • English Proficiencymore info
    • 3.0 minimum GPAmore info
    • Information Systems degree OR equivalent course work and/or experience—If degree in field other than information systems, completion of all pre-requisite business and systems course equivalents below is required. Strong preference is given to applicants who have completed a degree in Information Systems.
    • Online Application—Incomplete applications are not considered.  Please note that paper copies of letters of recommendation are not accepted.  Also note that applications are marked late if any portion other than letters of recommendation are received after the deadline.
    • Pre-requisite Courses (Business Fundamentals & IS Core Equivalents)—All pre-requisite business and systems course work must be completed BEFORE entrance into the program; applicants are NOT admitted to complete courses at BYU.
      • Business Fundamentals: (See Marriott School Transfer Student Information for approved equivalents.)
        • Financial Accounting (Acc 200 at BYU)
        • Intro to Economics (macro- and micro-) (Econ 110 at BYU)
        • Business Calculus (Math 116 and Math 118 at BYU)
        • Intro to Statistics (Stat 121 at BYU)
        • Intro to Management Information Systems (IS 201 at BYU)
        • Intro to Computer Programming (IS 303 or CS 142 at BYU)
        • Financial Management (Fin 201 at BYU)
        • Marketing Management (Bus M 241 at BYU)
      • IS Core Equivalents: (Send syllabi of proposed equivalents to department for evaluation.)
        • Systems Analysis
        • Database Systems
        • Principles of Business Programming
        • Data Communications
        • Systems Design and Implementation
        • Enterprise Application Development
        • Business Processes and Controls