A Master’s degree in this STEM field prepares you to excel in the growing technology sector as a developer, product manager, web production specialist, or in another integral role. The graduate program nurtures your critical thinking, increases science literacy, encourages innovation, and opens the door to opportunities in computer systems technologies from information analysts, programmers, software engineering, cybersecurity specialties, and others.
With your bachelor’s degree you’re already seen as someone quite knowledgeable in the field, and earning your master’s degree will confirm and validate that you are indeed a subject matter expert in information systems technology. This, in turn, can open doors to new, more lucrative, opportunities in your organization and push you closer to achieving your career goals.
As part of the MSIST program, you’ll have the opportunity to sharpen and exhibit your skills in our annual Hack Day team events, where you’ll be challenged to rapidly prototype, implement, and deploy innovative applications and programs. The products that you produce during the course of this hackathon can then be used to build your portfolio and illustrate your ability to work under pressure.
Online or On-Campus Courses
You can earn your MSIST entirely online from a location of your choice and on your own time. You can also join us on campus to meet and collaborate with student peers. Either way, you’ll earn a flexible and comprehensive education in this leading field.
In this master of information technology and systems program, you’ll participate in an internship and practical training to develop your professional skills. These can be independent professional projects or an internship with in-depth, supervised hands-on experience with working professionals.
Occupations that require a science, technology, engineering, or math background are on the rise, with employment growing faster than other sectors. Nearly three-quarters of STEM workers have a college degree, compared to just over one-third of other workers.
Alliant offers certificates you can earn along with the course credits included in your Magistriõpe in Information Systems Technology program. These certificates appear in our catalog and have been approved by the Department of Education for financial aid. This program includes an Alliant certificate for:
Certificate in Cybersecurity
Certificate in Technology
Content in several of our academic program courses aligns with some of the knowledge requirements for the nationally recognized certifications listed below. In addition, you will be provided with some study materials, a timetable, and suggested self-study to help you prepare for the certification tests, and your instructors will encourage you to take the externally administered tests and promote your success on your resume.