MS in Information Systems

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Through the MS in Information Systems at Marist, you can fill a growing need for professionals in the workforce with skills in both technical and managerial areas. Marist’s cutting-edge facilities and our exclusive partnership with leading technology institution IBM grant MSIS students access to some of the most innovative technology in the world. A STEM degree, the MSIS program utilizes cutting-edge information technology and systems coursework and real-client-based projects to give you the hands-on experience that employers prefer.

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Customize Your Degree to Your Future

The MS in Information Systems offers three distinct concentrations that allow our students to focus their degree experience specifically on their career goals.

 

Learn with Hands-On Technology Experiences

Marist’s exclusive partnership with tech giant IBM provides our students direct access to some of the most advance and cutting-edge facilities in the world.

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First LinuxONE III
Platform Installation

The first ever installation of the IBM LinuxONE III, a highly secured enterprise platform for mission-critical applications and sensitive data for hybrid cloud, exists on the Marist campus.

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Cloud Computing & Analytics Center

Through a $3 million grant from the state, the New York State Cloud Computing and Analytics Center at Marist College provides cost-effective IT services to growing businesses in the community.

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Security Operations
Center (SOC)

The Marist SOC features a number of IBM’s cybersecurity technologies that allow our students to detect and counteract cybersecurity threats in a safe, isolated cloud environment.

Grow Your Career with an Advanced Certificate

Interested in a graduate technology degree but not ready to commit to the full degree? Marist offers two advanced certificates in Business Analytics and Information Systems that can help you get started. Each certificate:

  • Is only 12-18 credits
  • Is offered both online and on-ground
  • Does not require prior knowledge of analytics of information systems
  • Transfers directly into the full MSIS degree

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Grow Your Career with an Advanced Certificate

Interested in a graduate technology degree but not ready to commit to the full degree? Marist offers two advanced certificates in Business Analytics and Information Systems that can help you get started. Each certificate:

  • Is only 12-18 credits
  • Is offered both online and on-ground
  • Does not require prior knowledge of analytics of information systems
  • Transfers directly into the full MSIS degree

Benefits of an MS in Information Systems from Marist

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Best Master's in IST

Marist’s MS in Information Systems has been ranked the Best Online Master’s in Information Systems & Technology by BestColleges.

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Most Innovative School

According to U.S News & World Report, Marist is ranked #2 among the Most Innovate Schools.

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Online or Hybrid

Marist’s MS in Information Systems is flexibly offered in both fully online and hybrid online/on-ground formats.

The Marist-IBM joint study makes learning interesting by relating to the practical things happening in the real world. If you are looking for a college that has a good campus, good teaching, great events, and lovely people, you should come to Marist.
I have had the opportunity to be the co-author on three papers that have been published as part of the conference proceeding. I was a co-presenter of these papers at the Enterprise Computing Conference, the Learning Analytics Conference in Vancouver, and the Computer Supported Education conference in Madeira, Portugal.
The diverse and inclusive culture at Marist makes students feel at home. My Marist educational experience helped me progress into my career as a Health Data Analyst because the courses taught in the graduate program gave me a very strong foundation in IT.
I wanted to pursue a master's that had a business analytics focus but also included AI and systems. At Marist, I am getting the flexibility of choosing my master’s program the way I wanted. Be it learning something new, understanding the new place, or celebrating cultural festivals (through Center for Multicultural Affairs) existing students, staff members, and professors all are here to help you once you join us.
Marist offers a great education at low cost and is very flexible with the curriculum. The professors are very helpful and the community is supportive. It’s a small school and that means better teacher-to-student interaction, which is very important for graduate studies. Additionally, the accreditations and ranking, the beautiful Hudson River Valley and its proximity to New York City, made Marist the perfect fit for me.
Every course was meaningful and helped significantly to grow my skills. To be specific, Systems Design, Information Systems Policy, Project Management, and the MBA courses were exceptionally helpful for gaining insights. I am now managing International Sales operations and involved in information technology operations for Keeton Industries in India.

Launch Your Career at Elite Destinations

Marist’s MS in Information Systems is designed specifically to provide our students with the practical experience needed to enhance their careers at premier technology enterprises. Below is a sample of the top-tier career destinations attained by graduates of Marist’s MSIS program.

 

Logos of Information Systems career destinations: Keeton Industries, Aetna, Bank of America, and PepsiCo
Logos of Information Systems career destinations: IBM, Federal Reserve Information Technology, United Health Group, and Walmart

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