MIS Ranks #5 in Graduate Programs

 The MIS Department at Eller College is proud of its successes and accomplishments, including: 


  • #3 nationally/#1 public MIS undergraduate program by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2019*
  • #3 nationally/#1 public MIS graduate program by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2020*
  • #4 in worldwide research publication rankings based on the MISQ, ISR and JMIS journals, 2017 (most recent data available)
  • #7 MS in Cybersecurity program, Cyber Degrees, 2018 
  • #7 Certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics, Data Science Degree Program Guide, 2018
  • #8 nationally/#5 public online MIS graduate program, U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • #8 online Enterprise Security Certificate, Cyber Degrees, 2018
  • #4 public program (number 12 overall) ranking for cyber crime (MS Cybersecurity) at TheBestSchools.org 

* U.S.News & World Report: Our MIS programs have been among the top five MIS programs in the country for 30 consecutive years, since the rankings began in 1989. This record is matched only by MIT and Carnegie-Mellon.

The only MIS program to generate over $150M in grants to fund research in

  • Collaborative systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big Data analytics and management
  • Decision making behavior
  • IT management and strategies


  • Over 200 doctoral students
  • Over 1,500 Graduate MIS students
  • Over 4,000 Undergraduate MIS majors


The first MIS curriculum in collaboration with Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and other schools.

Research and Technology Transfer

The MIS Department at Eller College generates more research dollars annually than any other management school in the country. The cumulative amount of research funding for the MIS Department is in excess of $85 million.

A substantial portion of the research funding comes through the Center for the Management of Information, the Artificial Intelligence Lab, and INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics. Large sources have included the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and IBM. This work has led to commercial products in the areas of group systems and information sharing for law enforcement. 

The department remains highly ranked in the most prestigious scholar IS journals and in the h-index. The h-index is a citation index that attempts to measure both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar. 

The MIS Department research excellence includes:

  • Focused support in the areas of group systems in support of collaborative decision-making,
  • Cybersecurity
  • Text mining in support of applications such as digital libraries,
  • Artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems in support of security/police/health applications and web-monitoring applications,
  • Semantic data management in support of combining heterogeneous data bases,
  • Process flow automation/web services,
  • Supply chain management, and
  • IT economics and strategy.

For a complete listing of our faculty awards and accomplishments, please visit our Faculty Accomplishments page.