Management Information Systems 

Graduate Certificate | Online & In-Class Participation

The Management Information Systems (MIS) Graduate Certificate is a post-bachelor's program for working professionals who wish to strengthen their communication skills, develop and administrate effective information systems.

The MIS certificate designed to meet the needs of working professionals, and each class is limited to 25 students, allowing students to interact directly with their faculty member on a regular basis. You can complete the program in one to two years (by taking one or two courses a semester), and you can choose to complete the certificate either at Shippensburg University or the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, PA.

Students interested in pursuing an MBA degree at Shippensburg University can apply two of the core courses toward meeting the MBA elective requirement.


To be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate in management information systems, applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Submit official undergraduate AND graduate (if applicable) transcript.


Choose from four of the five courses listed below. For full program and course descriptions, review the Graduate Catalog.

Cancellation Policy
Shippensburg University reserves the right to cancel any courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. 

M.A.T. with Teacher Certification

Professionals or recent college graduates who already hold a business degree and are interested in teaching business in either a middle school or high school, please refer to this program in the College of Education and Human Services.

Current & Past Students

Log in to your MyShip Portal using your Ship email address and password to register.

Non-Degree/Visiting Students

Review the Non-Degree/Visiting Students application instructions. 

Information about tuition, fees, paying your bill, and the refund and withdraw policies are available on the Student Accounts page. 

For additional questions regarding tuition and financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office

If you are receiving financial assistance from your employer to pay your tuition and/or fees, you must complete the Employer Reimbursement Tuition Deferment Application.

Program Questions & Academic Advising 

Azim Danesh, Ph.D., Professor of Management Information Systems 

717-477-1674 |

Joseph Catanio, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

717-477-1526  |

General Questions 

Office of Professional, Continuing & Distance Education 

(717) 477-1502 |