Master of Science in Information Systems — Technology Management
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100% online, 8-week courses
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Jan 13, 2020
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Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Understand 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 of Science in Information Systems degree will obtain knowledge that expands 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 nonprofit 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?

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.

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 the development of software products would be b­etter served by our master’s degree in information technology

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 by 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 on-campus intensives or thesis requirement.

  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

  • 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).


What Will You Learn in our Online Master’s in Information Systems?

The master’s in information systems degree provides foundational courses in business and organizational information management systems that specialize 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 nonprofit 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.

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Master’s in Information Systems Specializations

See the Online Cybersecurity Degree Programs page for more information about Liberty’s cybersecurity-related degrees.

Students pursuing the Master of Science in Information Systems are required to select a specialization and may choose from these options: 

Information Assurance

Technology Management

Highlights of the Master’s in Information Systems Degree

  • By earning your Master of Science in Information Systems degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You’ll learn cutting-edge techniques for s­treamlining data management systems, ensuring prompt delivery of digital products and services, and handling projects with programmers, network developers, and computer science team members.

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

Potential Career Options for Master’s in Information Systems Graduates

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 many doctoral programs in computer science. In general, students can expect to be qualified to pursue post-secondary computer science education or for careers in areas such as: 

  • Data networking
  • Information systems management

  • Project management

  • Systems integration

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Master’s in Information Systems Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and 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 a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

Admission Requirements for Our Online Information Systems Degree

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.