Prepare for a Leadership Role in Information Systems
Learn the latest technology used to organize and manage digital information with a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) degree from CSULB. Unlike other programs, CSULB’s MSIS degree provides a comprehensive curriculum covering three popular areas in information systems: cybersecurity, application development, and data analysis. You can then narrow your focus to specialize in topics that match your career aspirations, via a practical capstone course.
Located in Southern California’s busy technology corridor—one of the world’s centers of technological innovation—our program provides the advanced training, technical skills, and competitive advantages that employers seek when hiring IT professionals. As a student, you will benefit from the following:
- A lock-step, cohort format allowing for face-to-face interaction with faculty and fellow students
- Course schedules designed to accommodate full-time or part-time students, with night and weekend class offerings
- Flexible program track options allowing you to finish in either 21 months (accelerated) or 24 months (part-time)
- Culminating Capstone experience in which you partner with faculty and practitioners to complete a hands-on final project
Our master’s degree offers you a unique opportunity to gain today’s most sought-after skill sets and a comprehensive understanding of the areas that drive the industry forward. Your course work will cover three distinct career pathways: cybersecurity, application development, and data analysis. By building this broad foundation of knowledge, you will gain a crucial advantage over those who only focus on one specialized topic. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to explore different potential career pathways in a learning environment, before ultimately deciding which one is right for you.
In addition, the program is designed to provide training in technical, business, and analytical areas to best prepare you for long-term success, in whatever career you pursue.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported strong growth in all computer- and IT-related job categories, with a 12% increase in employment forecasted from 2014 through 2024. In addition to high demand for well-trained information systems and technology professionals, graduates will be needed in areas including computer systems design, software publishers, government, and civil services. Join the digital transformation and discover your potential in information systems.
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