Master’s in Information Systems Technology Degree Overview (MSIST)
A Master’s degree in this STEM field prepares you to excel in the growing technology sector as a developer, product manager, web production specialist, or in another integral role. The graduate program nurtures your critical thinking, increases science literacy, encourages innovation, and opens the door to opportunities in computer systems technologies from information analysts, programmers, software engineering, cybersecurity specialties, and others.
With your bachelor’s degree you’re already seen as someone quite knowledgeable in the field, and earning your master’s degree will confirm and validate that you are indeed an subject matter expert in information systems technology. This, in turn, can open doors to new, more lucrative, opportunities in your organization and push you closer to achieving your career goals.
As part of the MSIST program, you’ll have the opportunity to sharpen and exhibit your skills in our annual Hack Day team events, where you’ll be challenged to rapidly prototype, implement, and deploy innovative applications and programs. The products that you produce during the course of this hackathon can then be used to build your portfolio and illustrate your ability to work under pressure
Faculty and Admissions
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Online or On-Campus Courses
You can earn your MSIST entirely online from a location of your choice and on your own time. You can also join us on campus to meet and collaborate with student peers. Either way, you’ll earn a flexible and comprehensive education in this leading field.
Real World Experience
In this master of information technology and systems program, you’ll participate in an internship and practical training to develop your professional skills. These can be independent professional projects or an internship with in-depth, supervised hands-on experience with working professionals.
Occupations that require a science, technology, engineering, or math background are on the rise, with employment growing faster than other sectors. Nearly three-quarters of STEM workers have a college degree, compared to just over one-third of other workers.
Master’s Degree Program Information
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the career outlook for graduates of the MSIST degree program?
Research indicates that science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations are on the rise. Employment in these occupations grew much faster than employment in other occupations over the last decade (24.4 percent versus 4.0 percent, respectively), and are projected to grow by 8.9 percent from 2014 to 2024, compared to 6.4 percent growth for other occupations according to US Department of Commerce, STEM Jobs.
What kind of job can I expect to get with this graduate degree?
This type of education develops your knowledge and abilities as a critical thinker, increases your science literacy, and enables you to succeed in a variety of fields. The IT department is not the only one to critically employ these tech skills; marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, strategy, business analytics, operations are examples which all need and use the skills you’ll develop in this graduate program. You’ll also be qualified for IT positions such as computer network architect and engineer, system analyst, computer support specialist, computer programmer, software engineer, information security analyst, cyber security specialist, and others.
What scholarship and financial aid options are available?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education, and Alliant International University offers institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
When does the Masters in Information Systems Technology degree program start?
This MSIST program is offered as an eight-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our eight-week term academic calendar here.
When does the MSIST degree program start?
The MSIST program is offered as an eight-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our eight-week term academic calendar here.
How long does it take to complete the Masters in Information Systems Technology degree program?
The MS in Information System Technology is a 33-unit program and takes a minimum of 18 months to complete.
Degree Campus Locations
The Information Systems Technology master’s program is offered online and on-campus program. Explore our University locations below.
At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.
With a focus on hands-on practice, technological innovation, and a global outlook—CSML is where the world meets you in your classroom. Ready to become a student of our University? We also offer a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Technology. Get in touch to learn more about this undergraduate degree.