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Graduate Program

Complete your master's degree within one year through an accelerated 30-credit program.

La Roche University's Master of Science in Information Systems offers a broad-based study of information systems and current industry trends. This approach prepares you for the organizational and technological challenges in the design, application, implementation and management of information systems.

Competitive Curriculum

The Master of Science in information systems is ideal for business professionals who want to advance their careers and those who are looking for a career change in a growing profession. Key topics in the curriculum include big data, social media, cyber security and project management. Students will be expected to develop competencies in five main areas:

  • Integrated technical expertise
  • Project management, change management and best practices in information systems development, implementation and management
  • Ethical business practices and governance of information
  • Professional delivery of oral and written communication
  • Development of information systems strategies within the context of organizational goals and strategies

Corporate Discount Program

You have the opportunity to continue your education and save money all at once through our Corporate Discount Program. Companies that establish agreements with La Roche give employees the chance to gain valuable skills and earn their degrees at a discounted tuition cost.


Core Requirements: 27 Credits

  • Cybersecurity & Disaster Recovery
  • Social Computing Systems
  • Cloud Computing & Client Architecture
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Information Systems
  • Object-Oriented Systems
  • Data Mining, Data Analytics & Big Data
  • Strategic Management of Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • MSIS Capstone Experience

Electives: 3 Credits

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Enterprise Information Systems

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Quality point average (QPA) of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate coursework
  • GRE/GMAT: Any applicant whose QPA falls between 3.0 - 3.25 is required to take a graduate entrance exam
  • Completed application and current resume
  • Two academic or professional references
  • Essay explaining professional and academic goals
  • Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of four undergraduate prerequisites*: Database Management Systems, Java Programming, Management Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, and Statistics (recommended)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

*La Roche University may consider related work experience as substitution for prerequisite coursework.