Be a Leader at the Heart of Business and Technology

Apply systems thinking and technology to make any organization work smarter with a Master of Science in Information Systems from NSU. This program is perfect for you if you like solving problems, using technology strategically, managing projects, and communicating with people at all levels of business.

Get first-hand experience using information to improve organizations and processes and reach business goals. You’ll benefit from higher starting salaries and more career opportunities. Information Systems jobs are in high demand and projected to continue growing at a rate faster than average, which means that your graduate degree can easily propel you to the job or position of your choice.

Choose From Three Concentrations

  • Business Intelligence/Data Analytics
  • Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Management
  • User Experience (UX)/Human Computer Interaction

The security concentration is recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Accelerate Your Information Systems Degree

In the tech world, every second counts. Advance your future with new 8 week courses designed to be completed in 1 year.

Quick Facts

Curriculum

NSU’s M.S. in Information Systems is 30 total credits (10 courses) to complete. 8 week courses are available, so you can earn your degree in 1 year.

Start Dates

All College of Computing and Engineering master's degree programs begin in AugustJanuary, and May.

Delivery Options

Classes for the M.S. in Information Systems program are offered online or at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Each on-campus class meets once a week in the evening for 16 weeks in the fall, 17 weeks in the winter term, and 12 weeks in the summer term.

Tuition

Tuition for the degree program is $905 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Career Outcomes

MIS Manager

$106,080 Average Salary Per Year

Project Manager

$116,012 Average Salary Per Year

Business Analyst

$92,760 Average Salary Per Year

Source: The Dice 2020 Tech Salary Report

Learning Outcomes

A graduate with an M.S. in Information Systems will have the ability to:

  1. Communicate management information systems concepts, designs, and solutions effectively and professionally
  2.  Apply knowledge of management information systems to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems
  3. Identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature relating to the field of management information systems
  4. Evaluate software development tools, software systems, and modern computing platforms

Information Systems Curriculum

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Prerequisite Courses*
MSIT 501
Foundations of Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms (MSIT 501 )
Core Courses (21 credits)
Credits
ISEC 615
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity ( ISEC 615 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 621
Information Systems Project Management (MMIS 621 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 623
Ethics in Computing (MMIS 623 / Credits: 3 )
3
MSIT 630
Database Systems (MSIT 630 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 653
Telecommunications and Computer Networking (MMIS 653 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 671
Data Analytics (MMIS 671 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 680
Human-Computer Interaction (MMIS 680 / Credits: 3 )
3
Data Analytics Concentration (9 credits)
Credits
MMIS 642
Data Warehousing (MMIS 642 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 643
Data Mining (MMIS 643 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 692
Data Analytics Project (MMIS 692 / Credits: 3 )
3
Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Management Concentration (9 credits)
Credits
ISEC 675
Information System Auditing (ISEC 675 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISEC 695
Information Security Management Project (ISEC 695 / Credits: 3 )
3
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ISEC 635
Information Security Operations Management (ISEC 635 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISEC 655
Information Security Governance (ISEC 655 / Credits: 3 )
3
User Experience (UX)/Human-Computer Interaction Concentration (9 credits)
Credits
CISC 685
Interaction Design (CISC 685 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 636
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (MMIS 636 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 644
UX Strategy for Social Media (MMIS 644 / Credits: 3 )
3
No Concentration Option (9 credits)
Select a mix of courses from Concentrations aforementioned and/or any offerings of 600-level courses prefixed MMIS or ISEC as electives ( )

*Applicants who do not have adequate academic backgrounds may be required to take the 500-level graduate prerequisite course during the first term of the program.

 

Courses at the 500 level, when required, must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level. All 500-level courses must be completed with a grade of ‘B’ or higher to continue in the information system degree program. 

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

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Take The Next Step

The College of Computing and Engineering graduate enrollment office is located on the fourth floor in the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU's Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus in Davie, Florida. Click here for a map.

Phone: (954) 262-2031 or Toll-Free: (800) 986-2247 ext. 22031

Email: computing@nova.edu

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