Masters in Information Systems Technology Degree Overview (MSIST)
A Master’s degree in a STEM field prepares students to excel in the growing technology sector as a developer, product manager, web production specialist, or in another integral role. The graduate program nurtures critical thinking, increases science literacy, encourages innovation, and opens the door to opportunities in computer networking from systems analysts to programmers to software engineering, cybersecurity specialties, and others.
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Master’s Degree Highlights
A Flexible MSIST Degree
The IT department is not the only one to employ the skills gained in this program; marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, strategy, business analytics, and operations are other areas which rely on the knowledge you’ll develop in the MSIST program which offered both online and on-ground in San Diego.
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.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a research project for authorship and publication in a peer reviewed outlet through the school’s technology and quantitative analysis programs.
Master’s Degree Program Information
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the career outlook for graduates of the MS in Information Systems Technology degree program?
Employment in MSIST-related occupations grew much faster than employment in non-STEM 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. STEM workers command higher wages, earning 29 percent more than their counterparts in 2015. US Department of Commerce, STEM Jobs: 2017 Update
What kind of job can I expect to get with this graduate degree?
This type of education develops your 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 IT 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 that include computer networkers, computer network architects and engineers, system analysts, computer support specialists, computer programmers, software engineers, information security analysts, and others.
What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of 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 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.