In CGU’s online Master of Science in Information Systems & Technology, you’ll learn to create and design software and systems that optimize human performance and produce positive results across industries and around the world.

As an MS in Information Systems & Technology student, you will obtain technical training to meet the ever increasing need to plan, implement, and manage technology systems while simultaneously developing leadership and management techniques to effectively provide guidance and oversight to technology teams. Through experiential methodology, you will discover the IT concepts, skills, and applications necessary to advance your career and take on the IT leadership roles that matter.

Program Highlights
  • Experiential methodology covering key IT concepts, skills, and applications.
  • Relevant concentration areas covering data science and IT innovation and design.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to complete some of your coursework on-ground as part of the on-campus program.
  • Leadership and management training from the same experienced CGU faculty who teach in the on-campus degree program.
Who Should Apply
  • Working professionals seeking the flexibility of an online master’s program
  • Individuals who use information systems and technology in the workplace but lack professional training in this area
  • Computer science experts seeking career advancement within their organizations
  • Aspiring IT leaders who possess a dual-interest in technical and business-oriented development
Career Outcomes
  • The online MS in Information Systems & Technology will prepare you for careers in industry, technology, research, and academia
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for computer and technology jobs is expected to grow by 12 percent between 2018 and 2028, adding 546,200 new jobs in the United States

Program At a Glance

36 units

Full-time: 1–1.5 years
Part-time: 1.5–3 years

*Actual completion times will vary and may be higher, depending on full- or part-time course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

Fall | Spring | Summer

MS in Information Systems & Technology

Featured Courses

IST 302

Introduces concepts and techniques for database design and management emphasizing the relational model, query optimization and performance tuning, and more.

IST 303
Software Development

Provides an understanding of modern software development principles and practices to support more advanced information systems and technology courses.

IST 304
Communications & Networking

Introduces the concepts and terminology of data communication, network design, and distributed information systems.

IST 344
Data Analytics & Information Visualization

Provides a deep understanding of the important principles and techniques for translating organizational data into visual stories that can be used by managers to make data-driven decisions.

IST 327
Design Thinking & Creative Problem Solving

Provides a conceptual framework and practical tools to equip students with the methods and tools necessary for design thinking and creative problem solving.

IST 321
Leading Digital Business Transformation

Positions you to be an IT leader, leveraging information technology and integrating IT capabilities with strategic business goals.

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The CGU Experience, Expanded

A hallmark of a CGU education is the ability to participate in purposefully-small classes that give you the maximum amount of interaction with your peers and your professor. This not only contributes to a powerful learning environment, but also forges strong peer and mentoring relationships that last long after you have completed the class.

The CGU online experience focuses on the same type of intimate, collaborative learning that is found on campus:

  • Synchronous online class sessions that give you valuable face-to-face time with your professor and your peers
  • Interactive, intimate classes taught by the same faculty that teach on campus
  • Collaborative hands-on class projects that foster meaningful interaction with peers around the country and the world

Learn more about the CGU online experience

What You’ll Learn

Faculty & Research

  • Terry Ryan profile image

    Terry Ryan

    Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Management information systems, Programming, Software development, Research methods, Statistics

  • Tamir Bechor profile image

    Tamir Bechor

    Research Fellow

    Research Interests

    Cybersecurity, IT leadership and management

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Violet Luxton

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-7910