Harness the power of tech with an MS in Information Systems

Ready to advance as a tech professional? The Strayer online MS in Information Systems can give you the right blend of technical expertise and business knowhow to analyze, design and manage information systems, wherever your career path takes you.

Our NSA-certified* curriculum covers a wide range of subjects related to tech applications within organizations. You’ll also build your leadership skills as you learn the principles of communication, information literacy, abstract thinking and critical analysis. 

Throughout your program, your coursework will help you prepare for the industry recognized certification exams.

*The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) has certified that Strayer University’s security curriculum has been reviewed by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Review Committee (IACE) and determined that it meets national training standards for information systems security professionals and system administrators, NSTISSI No. 4011 and 4013

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January 6

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12

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$2,490

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KEY COURSES IN THE ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • CIS 500 - Information Systems for Decision Making

    Examine the strategic use and trends of organizational information systems with emphasis on the application of information technology. Study key computing concepts in the strategic context in which information technology is used with emphasis on how information technology enables improvement in quality, timeliness and competitive advantage.

  • CIS 502 - Theories of Security Management

    Prerequisite: CIS 500

    Explore current and emerging theories in security management. Topics include the policies, guidance, technologies and organizational concerns that security managers must address in leading and providing secure computing environments. Discuss topics such as access control, security architecture, cryptography and the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge.

  • CIS 505 - COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

    Discuss trends and topics in computer communications. Use a balance of technical foundations and business practices to develop a managerial level of knowledge in data communications. Topics also include networking, distributed applications, network management, security and network operating systems.

  • CIS 510 - Advanced Systems Analysis and Design

    Get an integrated approach to system analysis and design processes. Explore advanced topics to evaluate and select system development methodologies and design system solutions. Focus on the role of effective interpersonal communication techniques and integration practices with users and user systems.

  • CIS 512 - Advanced Computer Architecture

    Examine the structure and operation of computers in the context of the enterprise solutions. Focus on strategies to select, deploy, integrate and administer platforms or components to support the organizations computing infrastructure. Topics include the framework and strategic trends essential to the administration of hardware; services provided by the operating system; and computer interaction.

  • CIS 515 - Strategic Planning for Database Systems

    Explore the concepts, issues, principles and techniques around managing organizational data resources. Topics include the strategic information requirements of organizations, modeling those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verifying the structural characteristics with normalization and converting the conceptual data models into physical databases. Focus on the application and strategic use of database systems.

  • CIS 517 - IT Project Management

    Get a practical and theoretical foundation for applying project management techniques to Information Technology projects. The course puts a managerial emphasis on the Project Management Institute Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) knowledge areas, with practical application of project management tools and software to address information technology opportunities.

  • CIS 524 - Computer Interaction and Design

    Understand the concepts, theory and design behind human-computer interaction (HCI) to address organizational issues. Learn the practical principles and guidelines to develop high quality interface designs that users can understand, predict and control. Topics include a strategic and tactical assessment of expert reviews, usability testing, direct manipulation, menu selection and form design. Address current HCI topics with a balanced emphasis on mobile devices, Web and desktop platforms.

  • CIS 599 - Graduate Information Systems Capstone

    Prerequisite: To be taken last or next to last;a grade of 'B' or higheris required.

    Examine and address real-world projects and problems and apply project management techniques to create practical solutions. Take an integrative and senior management approach to address the integration of a broad range of technologies, including databases, security, networking, computer infrastructure and human computer interaction.

DRIVE OPTIMAL TECH PERFORMANCE

Technology never stands still—that’s why business needs tech professionals who can keep up as it evolves. Earning an online master’s in information systems can give you the expertise to ensure that an organization’s programs are up-to-date, functional and providing the maximal return on investment.

The Strayer MS in Information Systems gives you the tools to demonstrate computer, analytical, leadership and critical thinking skills in order to succeed as a leader in this changing field.

You’ll develop an expert-level understanding of advanced computer architecture and theories of security management. And you’ll focus on important areas such as communication technologies, advanced computer architecture and strategic planning for database systems.

Why choose Strayer?

A world of opportunity is waiting—for you

Discover how Strayer can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Transfer your credits, finish your degree

Strayer accepts a wide range of courses for college transfer credit. The number of credit hours you can transfer depends on which program you want to start. You can apply up to 18 quarter hour credits toward a master’s degree program.

Expert staff to support you

From day one, we give you the support you need for success. Our admissions officers and student services coaches will set you on the right path, helping you find the best program for you and guiding you through choosing financial aid, setting benchmarks for meeting your goals, and connecting you with mentors and tutors. 

Flexibility to match your lifestyle

We offer online learning that lets you work at your own pace. It’s designed to give you the best possible student experience while freeing you from a classroom schedule. You’ll pick up real-world skills on your own time, where and whenever classwork fits into your life. And our programs run all year round, four quarters a year.

MAKING IT ALL POSSIBLE

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & TOOLS

We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.

The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:

  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Military education benefits
  • Selected state grant programs
  • Tuition benefit programs

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ADMISSION TO A STRAYER MASTER’S PROGRAM

To qualify for admission to an advanced degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application, proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities you’ve attended.

Strayer also requires satisfactory performance in at least one of the following areas:

  • 2.50 out of 4.0 undergraduate GPA during the junior and senior years
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (450 or better)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (1,000 or better)

For more details, visit our course catalog.

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Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when you want. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives.

  • We continually update our online resources to bring you the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
  • Our campuses offer resources whenever you need them.
  • Your personal Success Coach will help ensure it all fits together in a program that meets your goals.
     

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At least three years of professional experience in a leadership, management, or problem-solving role.  This will also require evidence of graduate potential that may include an interview with a Campus Dean.

INFORMATION FOR TENNESSEE ONLINE STUDENTS

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit  www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

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