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Master of Science in Information Systems


​This fully-online Master of ​Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program can take you to that next step in your career and establish you as a leader and innovator in the field. As part of that innovation, the MSIS online degree program gives you the skills for integrating technologies with design solutions that solve practical problems and lead digital innovations to stay in line with industry trends.

Why Get an MSIS Degree?

Regardless if you have an IT background or not, an MS in IS is among top MS degrees to get you to that next career level according to this Forbes article on The 10 Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs Right Now - Forbes.  Not only will you able to advance your education from any city or location; this online degree prepares you for careers such as:

  • Systems Analyst or Designer
  • Database Developer or Administrators
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Mobile and Web Developers or Applications Programmers
  • Chief Technology Officer

With technology changing so fast, graduating with this MS in Information Systems degree, your knowledge and experience will be in high demand. And since our online program has the same application process, same professors from the esteemed CU Denver Business School and same stature as our on-campus classes, you will also receive the same degree as the on-campus student.

Why This Online MSIS Degree?


This exciting new curriculum is based on national standards that were developed by a joint committee of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The MSIS program​ offers a wide choice of courses. Candidates for this MS degree are not required to take a comprehensive examination or to complete a thesis in the major field. 


Career Trends for Information Systems


You want your degree to take you places while applying your problem-solving skills to design, develop and manage systems. Information Technology (IT) is still one of the highest growth areas of business today.

Per, U.S. companies are continuing to add IT jobs, even when the country suffers job losses overall.

Tech jobs include:

· Software Designer/Developer

· Computer and Information Systems Managers

· Business Systems Analysts or Designers

· Web, Mobile, or Application Software Developers

· Database and Data Warehouse Development Manager or Administrator

· Technology Executive or Chief Technology Officer

Career Opportunities in Business

Forbes has ranked a Master’s degree in Information Systems (IS) as the best option for job opportunities. In their annual ranking of the top ten Master’s degrees​ for jobs the publication listed IS at the top...

 Other things to consider about an MSIS degree:

  • Median pay over $100,000
  • Ten-year growth in jobs of 30%

Read the latest Salary report for the possible IT positions: 2017 Technology and IT Salary Guide​

Experiential Learning

Once you become a CU Denver student, you'll have on campus access to the Experiential Learning team, which can help set you up with internships, study abroad, and other creative and professional work experiences.

Here are the types of internships available to Information Systems majors.

Find out more about the MSIS program requirements.


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