Master of Science Information Systems

earn this degree online earn this degree onlineThe MS in Information Systems fits the career path of students interested in running an IT organization or managing information effectively through information systems. In today's dynamic and data-driven environment, information systems (IS) are planned, operated, and maintained by staff and users with a wide range of backgrounds and skill sets. Because of such reality, our MS-IS program emphasizes understanding of diverse technology trends, business analytics, digital transformation, and innovation with six major elective domains. It also incorporates the latest versions of SAP ERP systems and tools on customization and business analytics through the SAP University Alliance Program.

 

Computer and IT Occupations

Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 13% from 2016 to by 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides job summaries, pay, and other information on these in-demand careers.

Computer Systems Analyst
Computer and IS Managers

95%of reporting 2017 CDM Information Systems graduates were employed, continuing education, or not seeking employment within six months of graduation

$80,000average reported salary across 2016 School of Computing master’s graduates

“I think we really do need to focus as a university on preparing students for the workforce, and DePaul does that by giving students the tools they need to succeed. We’ve met some really cool and diverse people at companies I could see myself working for. Allstate, Morningstar, DigitalMint—these are important industry leaders.”

Daniel Smith (MS '18)

DePaul Information Systems Student Organization  

DISSO (AIS student chapter)

DISSO is the Association of Information Systems Student Chapter at DePaul University. Their mission is to promote the study and utilization of information systems through programs of professional development, social networking, and community development. The organization holds networking events with professionals from industry and academia, participates in national competitions, and hosts academic events pertinent to information systems. Students will gain experience and exposure that can contribute to their professional prospects.

 

iD Lab

CDM’s Innovation Development Lab (iD-Lab) serves as a model for university and corporate partnerships in the area of technology innovation. Current work in the lab focuses on three primary areas: development of technology innovation projects with member companies; education through training, workshops, and practical experiences; and research on technology innovation. Current partners include companies such as Abbott, Allstate, Bosch, CareerBuilder, CDW, and Digital Mint.

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Online Learning

This degree can be completed entirely online. One hundred percent of the program’s lectures—from audio and video to whiteboard writing and supplemental materials—are captured and available online.

Major Elective Domains

Project Management and Business Analysis

This domain focuses on managing IT projects and determining requirements for IS. You learn how to plan and execute IT projects, understand end-user and organizational needs, and model appropriate systems functions for these needs. This domain is suitable to pursue the career of IT project manager or business/systems analyst.

Analytics-Driven Decision Making

This domain focuses on managing IT projects and determining requirements for IS. You learn how to plan and execute IT projects, understand user/organizational needs, and model appropriate systems functions for these needs. This domain is suitable to pursue the career of IT project manager or business/systems analyst.

IT Governance and Legal Responsibilities

This domain focuses on governance and legal compliance for IS. You learn how to manage the processes of running IS operations effectively by assuring the stakeholders’ needs while complying any legal requirements and minimizing risks. This domain is suitable to pursue the career of IT director or IT auditor.

Data Management

This domain focuses on managing data with IS. You learn how to plan, develop and implement databases, data warehouse, data centers, and business intelligence (BI) systems. This domain is suitable to pursue the career of database manager or BI director.

Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This domain focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship with IS. You learn how to define digitally-driven innovation and fostering entrepreneurship initiatives. This domain is suitable to pursue the career of digital manager or entrepreneur.

IT Leadership and Operations

This domain focuses on leadership for IS organizations. You learn the characteristics and essential quality of being an effective leader in the IS organization. This domain is suitable to pursue the career of IT director or CIO.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment QuarterDomestic Student DeadlineInternational Student Deadline
FallAugust 1June 15
WinterDecember 1October 15
SpringMarch 1January 15
SummerMay 1April 15

Admission Process

The graduate application process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts and submitting any supplemental material (e.g., letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.). To learn more about your program specific requirements, visit our Graduate Admission page.

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