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M.S. in Information Systems

The primary objective of this program is to prepare students to compete in the global IT job market. To that end, our program provides:

  • A sound background in information systems fundamentals
  • Extensive hands-on practice to ensure that students have the necessary technical skills to quickly become productive employees and IS managers
  • Experience in developing and managing software projects
  • Experience in working as a lead team member on projects
  • Opportunities to use and improve communication skills, both oral and written

Students in the M.S. Information Systems program study information systems analysis and design, cybersecurity, database design and development, human-computer interaction, financial decision making for information systems, business intelligence and management of IT projects. Additional coursework provides students with hands-on experience in today’s major platforms – including Java, modern database engines and current project management tools.

A capstone Information Systems Development project is designed to expose the students to real world IT practices, enhancing their communication skills and preparing them to enter the job market.

Duration of Program

Students can complete this program in four semesters (16 months, including eight-week summer session).

Program Location

The MSIS program offers all classes and program-based services at the main campus in Maryville, Missouri. Full-time graduate students receive a University laptop to use while they are enrolled in classes. Students have access to fitness center, wellness center, campus activities, international office, library, and student employment opportunities.