Master of Science in Information Systems

Information Systems are defined as comprising of data, people, processes and the information technology designed to support their management. In today's knowledge economy, Information Technology and Systems form a critical component of an organization's infrastructure and support all activities of an organization's value chain. In addition, Information Technology and Systems are a key component of an organizations strategy for gaining competitive advantage and increased productivity through the deployment of Enterprise Information Management Systems as well as specialized Information Technology such as Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Management Systems, E-Business Systems, and Customer Relationship Management Systems etc

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) is an advanced degree that combines the technical foundations of information technology with key business concepts and applications. The Master of Science in Information Systems coursework focuses on the integration of information technology with business problems and opportunities, enabling information systems professionals to understand technological issues as well as business concepts and fundamentals.

Employment opportunities

Information technology related occupations exhibit faster than average growth and depict excellent job prospect (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Computer Network, Systems and Database Administrators, available at

Program delivery

Courses in the MSIS program are offered on-campus and online (Internet) using a combination of both live and/or encoded streaming videos of classes, interactive course web boards, course web sites, and e-mail. The program can be completed on a full or part-time basis, with classes offered in three academic terms, fall, spring, and summer.

Financial aid

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What Alumni Say

Timothy James

"DSU was a traditional school with online programs, which was attractive. I liked the first few classes I tried and I was interested in progressing into the doctoral program - there was room to grow. "

Timothy James '13
Job Title: Partner Technology Manager at Google
Major: Master of Science in Information Systems