Master of Science in Information Systems

Computer science meets business strategy.

Advance your IT career with leadership and business skills, or infuse your business and managerial expertise with a solid core of useful technology fundamentals. Our MSIS degree is a great fit for anyone looking for an MBA-like program with a technical edge.

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Possible job titles

  • IT manager
  • Database administrator
  • Systems analyst
  • Application developer
  • Network administrator

Benefits of getting your MSIS at DSU

Best Buy in Computer Science

With this unique degree, you’ll cross-train in business and IS. This will give you the broad knowledge you need to develop and manage efficient, effective IT systems and advance professionally.

We’ve fueled our MSIS curriculum with the latest software technologies, including CASE (Computer-Aided Software Engineering), DSS (Decision Support Systems), object-oriented programming, database management, e-commerce, internet applications, and network-operating environments.

In addition to small class sizes and a public-school price tag, we think you’ll also enjoy the flexibility to earn your degree on campus or online. 


We offer several specializations for your MSIS degree:

  • Data management
  • Application development
  • Network administration and security
  • Healthcare information systems
  • General: one course each from data management, application development, and network administration and security

You are welcome to select more than one specialization, or take extra electives if you like.

Apply to our MSIS program

Be sure to send in your application as soon as possible—this sought-after program tends to fill up quickly.

And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to read up on our program-specific admission requirements for the MSIS before applying.

Apply to our MSIS program today!

Get your degree online

Our Master of Science in Information Systems program is also offered completely online for your convenience.

Next steps

See what classes you’ll be taking in our Graduate Catalog. Check up on when and how to apply to this program with the timelines and requirements, or meet MSIS faculty or during a campus visit. You can always contact us with any questions—or just to talk about what is possible.

What Alumni Say

Derek Messer

"I liked the fact that it was close to being like an on-campus experience. Lectures were in a classroom, but recorded, the library was accessible 24/7, and the interaction with students is real-time, occasionally with group projects and even full class sessions interactively online. The professors are real people with real office hours. They interact with the students just the same as if you were on campus."

Brent Messer '11
Job Title: Chief Information Officer at City of Chattanooga, TN
Major: Master of Science in Information Systems