A recent survey of our MIS graduates revealed a variety of job titles, including Systems Analyst, Software Support Analyst, Technical Support Analyst, Policy Analyst, Database Administrator, Data Manager, Information Network Technician, Development Tester, Software Engineer, Programmer/Analyst, Workforce Planner/Engineer, Research Assistant, Director of Instructional Services, Taxonomist/Information Architect, and Integrated Library System Administrator. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, "Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2014." The handbook also notes that "According to Robert Half International, a professional staffing and consulting services firm, average starting salaries in 2005 for high-level information technology managers ranged from $80,250 to $112,250."
In 36 semester hours, students learn advanced concepts in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law management, marketing, and communication. The School of Library and Information Sciences is fully accredited by the American Library Association.
Required Standardized Test: GRE (GMAT accepted for students in the joint MBA/MIS program.)
Minimum Admissions Requirements: Students seeking to do graduate work at the School of Library and Information Sciences must be formally admitted to the School by the Dean. The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree) from an accredited institution. The requirements for admission to the graduate programs in Library and Information Sciences are:
An undergraduate degree with at least 90 semester hours of liberal arts courses
A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 for all undergraduate academic work
A copy of the Graduate Record Examination scores, Graduate Management Admission Test scores (joint MBA/MIS applicants only), or the Law School Admission Test scores (joint JD/MLS applicants only)
All applicants must have taken the Graduate Record Examination, the Graduate Management Admission Test (joint MBA/MIS applicants only), or the Law School Admission Test (joint JD/MLS applicants only) within the past five years. Official reports of scores must be sent to us by Educational Testing Service.
North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a state-supported liberal arts institution, was chartered in 1909 as a private institution and opened to students on July 10, 1910. It was founded by Dr. James E. Shepard. NCCU was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as an “A” class institution in 1937 and was admitted to membership in that association in 1957. The General Assembly of 1939 authorized the establishment of graduate work in liberal arts and the professions. Pursuant thereto, graduate courses in the Arts and Sciences were first offered in that same year; the School of Law began operation in 1940, and the School of Library Science was established in 1941.
The School of Graduate Studies at NCCU is organized by subject matter departments which offer graduate instruction leading to advanced degrees. The School of Graduate Studies confers degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Education, School of Library and Information Sciences, and School of Law. The College of Arts and Sciences includes programs in the liberal arts and in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.
The mission of the School of Graduate Studies is to provide world-class education and to produce leaders that are culturally sensitive and engaged in their respective fields of study.