The Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology (MSIST) is designed to provide the technical and managerial knowledge to work successfully in design, development, and leadership roles related to information technology (IT). Students have opportunities to gain skills in application development, business intelligence, cybersecurity, cloud computing, fintech, and other emerging areas that impact organizational IT strategies.
The program is designed for students and professionals with diverse undergraduate backgrounds including business, information systems and technology, computer science, engineering, and other disciplines. MSIST students interact extensively with their peers as well as with industry executives in a carefully curated academic environment to gain a well-rounded perspective on the role of IT in contemporary organizations. Flexible class schedules (day and evening, weekends, 8 or 16 week sessions) and course delivery formats (in-person, blended, and online) enable students to balance school, work, and life.
The MSIST program provides students with flexible pathways to complete the degree by combining two stackable graduate certificates and taking two additional courses toward the MSIST degree.
Students may start with graduate certificates and then count them toward a full masters degree if they choose.
See degree requirements for more details.
Applicants must meet the general graduate admission requirements of the Graduate School, described in the UMSL catalog. Students are considered for admission to the graduate program in Information Systems and Technology only after they have formally applied for admission through the Graduate School.
Applications may be completed online.
In addition to Graduate School admission requirements, the following requirements apply for the MSIST program.
The GMAT is not required for admission to the Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology program.
Candidates for the Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology must meet all Graduate School requirements including, but not limited to, requirements on admissions, enrollment, course policies, and academic standing as listed in the University Bulletin.
The program requires a total of 30 hours for students with either business or non-business undergraduate degrees.
INFSYS 5800 (3 hours)
See UMSL Bulletin and/or your advisor for list of possible electives.
Courses may also be substituted with other courses upon approval from the Department Chair. In all 30 credit hours minimum are required.