Our MS in Information Systems is an interdisciplinary degree that draws upon information science, organizational theory and management studies to provide students with the skills needed to create, analyze and communicate data. An information systems degree is ideal for students with an interest in data, management, and information technology who want to manage employees and change within their organizations.  It enables graduates to use emerging technologies for positive change in business organizations and society at large.


credits to complete the degree.


Per credit hour.


Elective courses available to specialize your degree.

Students in the program will learn:

  • A grounding in ethics and social sciences, to promote critical thinking and interdisciplinary problem-solving.
  • An Information Systems Core to provide the technology, project management, and business skills needed to design and build effective real-world solutions.
  • A focus on professional communications, quantitative analysis, and how technology should function in organizations and the wider society.
  • Admissions Requirements

    Applications for this master's degree program are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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    Required Documents for Graduate Admission
    • A completed Catholic University online application (No fee is required.)
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (Unofficial transcripts can be used for the admissions review.)
    • English Proficiency test scores (International students only)

    Official transcripts and English proficiency scores must be submitted for full admittance to the University.  Your official copies should be sent from the institution to em-operations@cua.edu

    For international students, a credential evaluation of your coursework will be provided free of charge by the University.

    Recommended Documents for Graduate Admission
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • One letter of recommendation
    • A professional goal statement
  • Curriculum

    Course Title Core or Elective
    Introduction to Information Systems Core
    Database Management Core
    Introduction to Data Science Core
    Information Retrieval and Analysis Core
    Ethics in Information Sciences Core
    Human Information Behavior Core
    Systems Analysis and Evaluation Core
    Data Visualizations Elective
    Web Programming Elective
    Information Security and Privacy Elective
    Business Data Analytics Elective
    Big Data Elective
    MPP Professional Development One-Credits Elective
    Artificial Intelligence in Information Systems Elective
    Cloud Storage and Computing Elective
    Internship Elective