The Master of Science degree in Information Systems closes the gap between business management and Information Technology. The program enhances IT knowledge to improve real-world business operations, and connects the computer scientist with practical business skills; blending both an engineering and business approach simulates how complex problems are solved in the business world. The MSIS program combines technical, business, and communication issues to equip students with the critical and necessary skill-sets not only to manage complex projects and solve intricate problems but also to become the leaders and luminaries within their respective fields.
The Master of Science Degree in Information Systems is designed to facilitate career transformation for students with different technical backgrounds. The degree program can be pursued on a full- or part-time basis and is designed for students and professionals who desire to make a career shift to the information systems field, or for professionals currently in the field who wish to enhance their skills and credentials. Providing knowledge of the fundamentals of information technology as well as essential skills needed in information technology positions, this program blends academic and corporate experience to enable students to develop their professional lives.
Students enrolled in the MS in Information Systems have the opportunity to also pursue one of the many engineering graduate certificate options in addition to or in combination with this program. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding these options. The MS in Information Systems can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Learn more about the benefits of this unique program.
In addition to the general requirements, the program offers multiple tracks (20 semester hours):
- Track 1: Web Engineering and Development
- Track 2: Data Architecture and Engineering
- Track 3: Application - Level Security Analysis and Engineering
- Track 4: Business Process Engineering
- Track 5: Software Project Planning and Management
- Track 6: Information Systems Auditing and Compliance
- Track 7: Enterprise Architecture and Governance
- Track 8: Engineering Clinical Information Systems
The M.S. programs' student learning outcome is
- The ability to use basic engineering concepts flexibly in a variety of contexts.