Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology

The MSIST offers a distinct blend of practical application and theoretical focus. The curriculum has been designed to provide technical and managerial knowledge that you can use now and in the future.



The completion of at least 44 units is required for MS students. The MSIST degree is very customizable. In addition to core courses which prepare students in the basics of programming and information systems, students may choose 4 courses to specialize their studies in: Cyber Security and Crisis Management, Social Technologies, Health Informatics, Mobile Technologies and Cloud Computing, or design their own specialization. A formal concentration in GIS Solution Development is also available. This flexibility allows you to develop expertise in an IS&T sub-field of your choosing, a valuable asset for students going into practice or moving into a Ph.D program. 

Core Courses

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IST 300 - Programming
IST 301 - Organizations & IST
IST 302 - Database Concepts
IST 303 - Software Development
IST 304 - Communications & Networking
IST 305 - Management and IS&T
IST 306 - Delivering Business Value through IS&T Leadership


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