Next Steps: Master of Science in Information Systems

Welcome to the MSIS program at USF. The steps below will provide you with the information you need to successfully enroll.

Reserve your spot

Congratulations on your acceptance to the USF School of Management. Your official admission packet will arrive via post mail shortly.

myUSF

myUSF is your personal connection to your student information. Log in to myUSF with the username and ID number listed in the acceptance letter posted to your online application. Within myUSF you can pay your admission deposit and accept your financial aid award. You will also find your class schedule and book lists here as your orientation date approaches. Video tutorials to help get you started with myUSF and many other USF interfaces can be accessed here.

Step 1) Log In to Your myUSF Account

Your personal myUSF account has already been created for you. myUSF is the gateway to the university where you can register for classes, pay tuition, access your USF email, view your student record and update your contact information.

The first time you log in, you will need to create a password. Please follow instructions below:

  1. Visit http://myusf.usfca.edu
  2. Choose Set New/Forgot password
  3. Enter your USF username (indicated on your online and printed acceptance letters) and the CAPTCHA text
  4. Click Submit
  5. Enter your USF Student ID / CWID # (indicated on your online and printed acceptance letters)
  6. Enter your date of birth
  7. Click Submit

Step 2) Pay Your Admission Deposit 

Click here to secure your spot in the MSIS program by paying your $500 admission deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to your first term's tuition.

For other payment options, go to www.usfca.edu/payment.

Please note: If your deposit is not received by the deadline indicated in your acceptance letter, the School of Management reserves the right to rescind your admission and any scholarship received. Click here to pay your deposit today.

Step 3) Update your personal information

  1. Login to myUSF with your Username and Password (see Step 1).
  2. Select Student Self-Service.
  3. Click on the Personal Information tab to update addresses, phone numbers, and emergency contacts. 

Step 4) Submit official transcripts

Access to registration will only be granted to students who have both deposited and submitted official transcripts from all institutions listed on their application. If you have not already submitted official, sealed transcripts, please send them as soon as possible to:

University of San Francisco
Office of Graduate Admission
2130 Fulton Street - Lone Mountain
San Francisco, CA 94117

Your online application will reflect when transcripts have been "received-official". Please log in to your online application to check the status of your transcripts. If you have any questions/believe your status to be incorrect, please contact graduate@usfca.edu, or 415-422-4723.

Getting Started

Orientation: Orientation introduces new students to campus resources and provides opportunities to attend program-specific breakout sessions with faculty and academic advisors. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. The Graduate Student Affairs Office contacts deposited students with Orientation schedules and final details.

Spring 2018 Orientation: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Registration: The Graduate Student Affairs Office registers all deposited students for their first semester. You can expect more information about this course schedule in early August. Students who have not submitted the admission deposit and official transcripts will not be registered.

Student ID/One Card: All registered USF students are issued a university photo ID called a One Card. Your USF One Card grants access to on-campus resources, including classroom buildings, Don Dollars accounts, Gleeson Library, and Koret Health and Recreation Center after the first day of classes. Don Dollars can be added to your One Card for use on campus at the bookstore, dining locations, vending machines, and for printing.

To obtain your One Card: please follow the instructions on the Online ID Express. The Graduate Student Affairs Office will give you your One Card at Orientation.

Textbooks: Books are not included in tuition and fees. Your required book list will be available to you via myUSF after registration in early August.

Canvas: Canvas is an educational software platform that provides a user-friendly environment for online teaching and learning. Many of your faculty may use Canvas to post information relevant to their course including the syllabus, course readings and discussion boards*.

To access Canvas

  1. Login to myUSF
  2. Click on the Canvas button
  3. Click on Instructure Canvas, then select the Courses tab.

*You will not see course information until you are registered AND only once the instructor has published his/her course to Canvas.

Health Insurance

  • Automatic enrollment:
    To protect your health and well-being all domestic graduate students registered for 6 credit hours or more, all international graduate students registered for 1 credit hour or more, and all graduate students who reside in USF operated housing will be automatically charged and enrolled in the USF-sponsored health insurance provided through Aetna.

    Exception: Graduate students enrolled in online degree programs who do not reside in USF operated housing will NOT be automatically charged and enrolled in the USF-sponsored health insurance.
  • Waive USF plan:
    Students who have a health insurance plan with coverage comparable to the USF-sponsored plan may choose to waive the student insurance each academic year. Students can visit the Health Promotion Services website to view waiver instructions and access the health insurance waiver application.
  • Voluntary Enrollment:
    Domestic graduate students registered for under 6 credit hours and graduate students enrolled in an online degree program are eligible to voluntarily purchase the plan online by visiting myusf.usfca.edu/hps.
  • Deadline: The deadline to waive the student insurance or voluntarily enroll in the plan for the fall semester is September 1. The deadline for the spring semester is February 1.

    For more information, go to myusf.usfca.edu/student-health-safety/hps/insurance.

    Immunization

    To protect the health of all USF community members, USF requires all international students, and domestic graduate students who are living in university-operated housing to submit proof of immunizations.

  • Domestic Students (residing in USF-operated housing only):
    Graduate students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are living in USF-operated housing, must submit evidence of two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. If proof of immunization for MMR is not available, a blood titer showing immunity for each disease will be accepted.
  • International Students:

    International students must submit the following immunization records:

    1. Evidence of two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. If proof of immunization for MMR is not available, a blood titer showing immunity for each disease will be accepted.
    2. Proof of a Tuberculosis PPD (Montaoux) test administered within the last 12 months.
 (Students with a positive PPD test are required to submit the results of a chest x-ray administered in the last 12 months).
    3. Proof of three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine or a test showing immunity.
  • Submit proof:
    Students must submit their records through the online HPS Immunization form, or by fax at 888-471-2290. Records such as an immunization card, high school transcript showing immunization, or Evidence of Immunization form signed by a licensed medical professional will be accepted. If needed, download the Evidence of Immunization form by clicking here.
  • Deadline:
    The deadline to submit proof of immunizations for the Fall semester is August 15. The deadline for the Spring semester is January 15. Failure to submit required records will result in a $100 late fine and possible registration hold.
  • For more information please visit the USF Health Promotion Services website.

    Think About It

    Think About It: Graduate is a mandated online 45 minute training program provides sexual assault and sexual harassment (including Title IX and Campus SaVE Act) training carefully tailored to the unique needs of graduate students and students at USF's additional campus locations. All incoming graduate students, additional campus students, visiting students, online, and special program students are required to take the course.

    Students who do not successfully complete the Think About It course will be fined $100.

  • Online Course:
    Registered students will receive an email with instructions to take the course. The email will be sent to your MyUSF email address from CampusClarity.com.
  • Access the course:
    Go to Health Promotion Services for information or visit the Think About It website.
  • Deadline:

  • Fall Semester Admits: August 15
  • Spring Semester Admits: January 15
  • For more information please visit the USF Health Promotion Services website.

    Financing Your Degree

    Financing a graduate degree represents a significant investment in your future. The USF One Stop office is committed to helping you find the best funding available. Financial Aid advisors are available to discuss federal and private loan options and to answer questions about company reimbursement, veteran’s benefits, and other potential funding opportunities. One Stop’s website also features a series of helpful video tutorials to assist students.

    If you received a Financial Aid award you must accept the award online in order to receive it.

    To check the status of your financial aid:

    1. Login to myUSF
    2. Click on Student Self Service
    3. In the Student section click on Financial Aid.

    Accept or Decline your financial aid offer within 30 days

    1. Click on the Award link.
    2. Follow instructions as required.

    Here is the 2017-2018  Financial Aid Checklist.pdf for graduate students.

    USF Scholarships: Scholarship recipients are notified of their award amount and distribution at the time of admission. USF scholarships are applied automatically to the recipient’s account and it is not necessary to take any action to accept the award.

    Tuition and Payment: Tuition and any applicable fees are charged to your student account after registration. Please adhere to payment deadlines reflected in your tuition bill.

    To make a Payment:

    1. Login to myUSF
    2. Select the View & Pay link.

    There, you can view your bill, make a payment, and more. Remember, you will not receive a paper bill, so you must log into View & Pay to view your balance. You may not use a credit card to pay for tuition and fees. Information about accepted forms of payment can be found here. If your semester balance cannot be paid in full, the university offers payment plans. To learn more, please visit the One Stop website.

    One Stop Office Information:

    Lone Mountain, Room 251
    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
    Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
    Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

    Important Resources

    School of Management students benefit from being part of a larger campus community with a variety of resources to support students' academic and personal needs while in graduate school.

    Student Support Offices
    Graduate Student Affairs
    Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
    Career Management
    Alumni and External Affairs
    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    Health Promotion Services
    International Student and Scholar Services
    Learning and Writing Center
    One Stop
    Student Disability Services
    Student Health Services
    University Ministry

    Campus Resources
    Bookstore
    Koret Health and Recreation Center
    Library

    Housing
    On-campus
    Off campus

    Transportation
    BART
    Caltrain
    MUNI

    Additional Campus Locations
    Downtown Campus
    Hilltop Campus
    Pleasanton
    Sacramento
    San Jose
    Santa Rosa

    Engaging with the USF Community

    Connect with current students, faculty, staff, and your future classmates before orientation. Below, you will find some great ideas to help you get involved early.

    Student Ambassadors
    Contact our Student Ambassadors at SOMAmbassador@usfca.edu to learn more about academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular life in the School of Management.

    Visit a Class
    Meet students and faculty, and experience the classroom environment firsthand. Class visit schedules are available here.

    Admitted Student Events
    Join your future classmates throughout the months leading up to orientation at various hosted events. Specific dates and details are sent by email to all admitted students, but you can anticipate the following:

    May - Admitted Student Day
    June - Giants baseball game and pre-game reception
    July - Admitted Student Happy Hour
    January - Spring Graduate Student Welcome Reception

    Additional Resources
    School of Management Calendar of Events
    University Sponsored Events Calendar
    USF Athletics Calendar
    Graduate Student Senate
    Graduate Business Association