Master's in Information Systems Degree Online

Master of Science in Information Systems Online Degree Program

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Master Business Networks with our Master's in Information Systems Degree Online

Liberty University’s Master's in Information Systems degree online provides the tools needed to design, assess, and improve organizational data networks effectively. Students who complete our Master's in Information Systems degree will expand upon business management, operations, and computer systems skills. These skills allow you to ensure efficient, safe, and effective computer systems networks for private, public and non-profit organizations. Our Master's in Information Systems degree online is the intersection of practical business and organizational management skills and information technology.

Why Choose Our Master's in Information Systems Degree?

Information Systems Vs. Information Technology

Students who want to manage and refine computer networks to support business operations and protect data should consider pursuing an information systems degree. Students who want to be a front-end developer, programmer, or manage teams of programmers for development of software products would be b­etter served by our Master’s degree in Information Technology.

Whether you have been a programmer and want to move to the operations side of computer science, or you find yourself in a business operations role and need training in managing your data network, our Master's in Information Systems degree will provide a broad perspective of information-related training to meet your needs. These perspectives include strategy, security, ethics, design and development, and related business process support. In our Master's in Information Systems degree online, students can specialize in Information Assurance to better handle data security challenges, or Technology Management to gain a better understanding of managing programming and development teams.

What Will You Learn in our Online Masters in Information Systems?

The Master's in Information Systems degree provides foundational courses in business and organizational information management systems that specialized in either the Information Assurance or Technology Management areas of study. Students in our online Master's in Information Systems degree will gain essential training in Executive Leadership and Management as well as the most effective Enterprise Models and IT Infrastructure utilized by business, government, and non-profit organizations.

As a Christian college, Liberty University wants to ensure that students completing the online degree in information systems will be rooted in biblical ethics and be able to navigate legal issues in their field successfully. Students will also explore cutting-edge emerging technologies such as automation and artificial intelligence and how they will impact business operations.

Students will choose either the Information Assurance area of study to get more Network Security and Secure Enterprise Design content, or the Technology Management area of study to further executive management skills for Advanced IT Project Management. In either area of study, students will apply their knowledge and skills toward an integrated capstone course which will help them complete a final research project that will demonstrate their expertise.

Highlights of the Master's in Information Systems Degree

  • By earning your Masters in Information Systems degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for our Master's in Information Systems degree has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Learning cutting-edge techniques for s­treamlining data management systems, ensure prompt delivery of digital products and services, and how to handle projects with programmers, network developers, and computer science team members.

  • Gaining practical in technology management to help you prioritize and execute effective technology upgrades for better business operations.

What are the Benefits of Our Master's in Information Systems Management Degree?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for computer and information systems managers will increase 12% from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than average for all occupations. As companies transition to digital systems and Internet-based operations, demand will increase for computer systems and information assurance managers to oversee and protect vulnerable data and systems.*

  • Completing a Master’s degree demonstrates your willingness to go beyond basic practice to advanced business theory to solve difficult technology management systems problems.

  • This program is 100% online with no required on-campus intensives and no thesis requirement.

  • Fully accredited the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

  • Students have the flexibility to specialize in Information Assurance or Technology Management to tailor their education to their specific career goals.

*Data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers. (visited January 25, 2018).

Master's in Information Sytems Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit-hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Masters in Information Systems Online Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 36 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may transfer to Liberty if approved. 
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Degree Information and Requirements

Potential Career Options for Master's in Information Systems Graduates

  • Information Systems Management

  • Project Management

  • Systems Integration

  • Data Networking

  • Post-Secondary Computer Science Teacher

Depending on whether students choose the Information Assurance or Technology Management areas of study, students who graduate with a Master’s in Information Systems degree will be equipped to oversee advanced organizational technology infrastructure upgrades, to refine and develop business data networks, and to manage teams of developers to complete important IT enterprise projects. Students who are already in a computer science career may find more opportunities for advancement or pay increases with the Master's in Information Systems and will be qualified to pursue man doctoral programs in computer science.

Master's in Information Systems Specializations

Students pursuing the Master's in Information Systems must select a specialization.