M.S. in information systems

As the world grows increasingly digital, organizations are demanding professionals with expertise beyond a bachelor’s degree to help design solutions to complex challenges. The Master of Science program in information systems prepares you for specialized, senior-level positions in information technology management.  

As a student, you’ll gain expertise in organizing, managing, designing and implementing information systems and in using state-of-the-art technologies, methods and tools.

Curriculum

This technologically oriented curriculum focuses on the practical elements of information systems, while professional development gives you the confidence to address real-world issues as an organizational leader. You also have the option of pursuing courses related to information risk, security and assurance.

Courses are available in the evening, and the degree can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Our M.S.I.S. program is also available in a convenient weekend format.

Program and degree requirements

Career opportunities

  • Alumni employers include:
    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Capital One
    • DuPont
    • MarkelNorthrop Grumman
  • Careers in the field:
    • Information security officer
    • Database administrator
    • Director of IT
    • Systems engineer
    • Technology development manager
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  • The VCU M.S.I.S. program well prepared me for the real world where I currently work as second in command of a large computing facility. The knowledgeable professors provided learning opportunities that enhanced my career and my value to my employer.
    Peter Aiken, Ph.D., ’85