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Syracuse University Master of Science in Information Systems online

Join the exciting community of information professionals at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) — and graduate ready to fuel organizational innovation with critical insights derived from data.

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About the program

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum: Learn to drive the decision-making process in any organization thanks to a program that blends technological fluency with business education.
  • Technical expertise: Gain skills in data analytics, data storage and management, data visualization, and general systems management — and learn to effectively communicate as a business leader.
  • Career advantage: Graduate ready to deploy emerging technologies and manage high-value resources to grow and sustain any business or organization.

About Syracuse University iSchool 

Founded in 1896, the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a leader in the information field, with career-focused curricula, personalized career support, and global experiences. The iSchool prepares learners to exceed expectations in the digital information age at the intersection of business, technology, and diversity.

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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36-credit curriculum

The online Master of Science in Information Systems program’s 36-credit curriculum — taught by the same expert faculty as the on-campus program — features a human-centered approach to information systems. Prepare to communicate as a tech-driven business leader in the global marketplace. The curriculum is structured as follows:

  • Primary coursework (12 credits): Learners build the foundational knowledge and skills they need to prepare for advanced courses in information systems analysis, policy management, and more. 
  • Electives (18 credits): All graduate-level iSchool courses are acceptable electives for the MSIS program. Learners may also take up to six elective credits from other schools at Syracuse University, and explore "Selected Topics" courses with the iSchool that reflect the interests of faculty and learners in a particular semester.
  • Exit requirement (portfolio milestone): Learners complete MSIS exit requirements, including an information systems research capstone course and a fully supervised internship experience.

Admissions

Prospective learners interested in the program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or institution. GRE and GMAT scores are not required to apply; however, learners are encouraged to include their scores if they believe they will enhance their applications. To complete an application, you will need to submit:

  • Résumé

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Personal statement

  • Application fee

  • TOEFL (if applicable) 

The iSchool network

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Whether they live in New York or across the country, learners have the opportunity to connect with a global network of iSchool alumni who work in roles such as:

  • Business intelligence developer

  • CRM analyst

  • Data analyst

  • Director for information systems

  • Information systems engineer

  • Information systems manager

  • Product analyst

  • Project manager

  • Systems and data analyst

  • Technology analyst

  • Technology operations manager

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