MS in Information Systems Technology

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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



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Program Highlights


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.


Honors Program

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.

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"The cultural diversity of the students and the supporting and caring professors has created the enriching educational environment which is most unique and special”
Mehrad Nazari
CSML Alumnus

Master’s Degree Program Information

Alliant Certifications

Alliant offers certificates you can earn along with the course credits included in your Masters in Information Systems Technology program. These certificates appear in our catalog and have been approved by Department of Education for financial aid. This program includes an Alliant certificate for:

Content in several of our academic program courses align with some of the knowledge requirements for the nationally recognized certifications listed below. In addition, you will be provided with some study materials, a timetable, and suggested self-study to help you prepare for the certification tests, and your instructors will encourage you take the externally administered tests and promote your success on your resume.

Alliant Certificate Alliant MSIST Course Course Contents Aligned With Some Knowledge Requirements of Professional Certifications:
Certificate in Cybersecurity IST65100 Cybersecurity Technology CompTia Security+
IST64990 Information Systems Technology and Infrastructure Mgt ITIL 4 Foundation by Axelos
IST60050 Management of Information Security Certified Information Security Manager by ISACA
Certificate in Technology IST60100 Technology for Managerial Decision Making  Microsoft Technology Associate
IST64990 Information Systems Technology and Infrastructure Management  ITIL 4 Foundation by Axelos
IST64880 Data Analytics and Decision Making  Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate

Frequently Asked Questions


Degree Campus Locations

The Information Systems Technology master’s program is offered online and on-campus program. Explore our University locations below.


Why Alliant

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. 


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