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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?

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 development of software products would be b­etter served by our Master’s degree in Information Technology.

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Specializations
Highlights
Degree Info
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Master’s in Information Systems Specializations

Students pursuing the Master’s 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 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.


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 man doctoral programs in computer science. In general, students can expect to be qualified for careers in areas such as: 

  • Information Systems Management

  • Project Management

  • Systems Integration

  • Data Networking

  • Post-Secondary Computer Science Education 

Degree Information and Requirements

  • 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.
  • This program falls under the School of Business
  • Review the course guides for this program (login required).

Master’s in Information Systems Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight 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; if not available, submit a 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.