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Information Systems, MS

100% Online | No GMAT Required

A Degree that Blends Technology and Business Strategy

Our online Master of Science in Information Systems program layers managerial training with technical concepts to help you become a leader in your chosen career path in information technology. The fully online specializations allow you to focus your degree on topics most relevant to your interests. With hands-on software projects, each class will take you one step closer to understanding how to harness the power of technology for business.

At a Glance:

We offer this degree entirely online. The online program has the same requirements as the on-campus program and is taught by the same professors. The following specializations are offered entirely online:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • General Track

Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI)

Our Center hosts a number of consortiums and connects business leaders in technology here in Denver to our program. We are a hub of technology here in Denver and collaborate with partners through a number of the Center’s programs. Activities include:

  • Annual tech-smart panel event
  • Cybersecurity Consortium
  • CIO magazine roundtable
  • Become a Business Leader with an Edge event

Program Details

Our MS Information Systems students come to us from a variety of backgrounds, mostly IT-related, and bring their expertise and work experience into classroom discussions. An evening or online program, we give you the flexibility to fit this degree into your life. With a mix of applied technical classes and practical managerial and project management coursework, you’ll graduate ready to lead technology strategy in any organization.

You’ll graduate with a strong grasp of technical concepts and how to effect change through technologies. Explore the following topics throughout the program:

  • Networking
  • Database
  • Security
  • Governance
  • Business strategy
  • Project management

As a graduate of the program, international students are able to apply for Optional Practice Training (OPT) and stay in the US for an additional 24 months.


Business Intelligence

Business intelligence systems combine data with analytical tools to present complex information in a usable format. Data is then used to make decisions and understand the capabilities of a firm, future market directions, regulatory environment, and actions of competitors.

For this specialization, course topics include:

  • Business intelligence systems
  • Data warehousing and administration
  • Text data analytics and visualization
  • Business intelligence in finance and healthcare

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

A field actively looking for talent, cybersecurity is of growing relevance. Companies depend on digital solutions and the consequence of security breaches are all too real.

This specialization hones your skills through course topics including:

  • Securing and protecting enterprise
  • Securing and protecting information assets
  • Voice and data security
  • Intrusion detection and incident response

Tuition and Fees

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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The MS in Information Systems curriculum consists of 30 credit hours. Much of your coursework will be hands-on software projects that will give you applied experience.


Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first time student, a transfer student, or an international student.

Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.

Career Outlook

As an MS in Information Systems student, you'll have full access to our Business Career Connections team for life. With over 10 years of recruiting and advising experience, they'll help you navigate your way through the corporate recruiting process. Our connections to over 300 business partners provide exclusive opportunities to network with industry leaders.

The Business Career Connections Services Include:

  • Career Workshops – Perfect your resume, LinkedIn profile, and job search process
  • Individual Appointments – Explore what your personal career path looks like, review your resume, or schedule a mock interview
  • Career Events – Hone your networking skills and meet hiring managers from top companies
  • Job Announcements – Monthly emails with the latest job and internship opportunities specific to your degree