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Master of Science in Information Systems

Learn How to Apply Technology Solutions to Business Problems

IT expertise and leadership is a necessity in today’s organizations. Whether your background is in business or technology, South University’s Master of Science in Information Systems program can teach you how to manage and apply information and technology to support business needs.

Program is offered at the following campuses. Select a campus to learn more.


Develop Your Technical & Leadership Skills

Our Master of Science in Information Systems program focuses on the practical applications and intersection of business and information system theories. Covering both current and emerging technologies, our program can equip you with the analytical and critical-thinking skills to identify and solve problems using interrelated systems and data. You can also learn how to effectively communicate problems and their solutions to organizational stakeholders, utilizing frameworks such as service level agreements, use cases, and corporate dashboards.

After graduating with your master’s in Information Systems, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Articulate how Information Systems (IS) resources (people, processes, technology, and data) can support enterprise strategy.
  • Utilize industry standards and guidelines in analyzing and developing IS resources.
  • Analyze the strategic use of IS resources for a project or organizational goal.
  • Apply an Enterprise Architecture methodology through the domains of Business Intelligence, IT Governance, and Systems Development.

Build Competencies Across Key Technology Areas

Led by experienced instructors* who provide you with one-on-one support and mentorship, our master’s in Information Systems courses cover:

  • Information systems fundamentals
  • Emerging technologies
  • Principles of system development
  • Project management
  • Corporate information systems management
  • Decision support systems
  • Data management
  • IT audit, control, and compliance
  • Organizational information security
Based on your interests and career goals, you may choose to study:
  • Leadership ethics, culture, and politics
  • Organizational behavior and communication
  • Managerial economics
  • Law and ethics for managers
  • Quantitative analysis and decision making
  • Information design and usability
  • Human computer interaction
  • Cognitive computing
  • Risk management
  • Network operations management
This program draws on industry frameworks, best practices, and standards by aligning with certifications from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA®), the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®), and the Project Management Institute (PMI®). We also incorporate technology resources via the IBM Academic Initiative.

Gain Hands-On Experience through Project-Based Learning

Our master’s in Information Systems program emphasizes project-based learning and includes an exploration of the skills, certifications, technologies, and methodologies required in your targeted career. Using this knowledge, you can develop of a portfolio of relevant course projects, vetted by our knowledgeable faculty.

Through an elective internship, you can gain valuable professional experience applying classroom knowledge to the work environment. At the end of your program, you’ll also be required to study an advanced IT/IS topic or analyze, design, and implement a real-world IT/IS application.

Flexible Options for Earning a Master’s in Information Systems

Our master’s in Information Systems programs are available fully online or through a mix of on-campus and online learning. In the blended modality, students meet on campus every other week, while completing online coursework between these face-to-face meetings.

You can complete our on campus + online Information Systems program in as little as 18 months or earn your master’s in Information Systems online in 15 months.

Master’s in Information Systems Admissions Requirements

Our requirements for the master’s in Information Systems online program and on-campus + online programs include a completed admissions application and:

  • An earned undergraduate degree from an acceptable accredited institution with a CGPA of 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Or
  • An earned undergraduate degree from an acceptable accredited institution with a CGPA of 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale during the applicant’s last 60 semester or 90 quarter hours earned on the bachelor’s degree or subsequent graduate work
  • Or
  • An earned undergraduate degree from an acceptable accredited institution with a minimum combined GMAT score of 400 or GRE scores of 150 Verbal and 150 Reasoning
  • Or
  • An earned graduate degree from an acceptable accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0)
Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. Currently employed individuals may be eligible for education benefit programs through their employer that may lower the cost of earning a degree. For financial aid or admissions questions, call 1.800.688.0932 or complete a request information form today.

What Can You Do with a Master’s in Information Systems?

Our Master of Science in Information Systems program can prepare you to enter or advance within a range of technology positions and organizations. After earning a master’s in Information Systems, jobs you may qualify for include:

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Software Developers, Systems Software
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
  • Web Administrators
  • Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists
  • Geographic Information Systems Technicians
  • Database Architects
  • Data Warehousing Specialists
  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Search Marketing Strategists
  • Document Management Specialists
For an individual with a master’s in Information Systems, salary can vary based on factors like experience level, position, industry, and geographic region. Request information today to learn more about the potential benefits of earning a Master of Science in Information Systems.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

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