M.Sc. Online

Information Systems

Northwestern University

24 months
4699 USD/module
4699 USD/module
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Northwestern University's MS in Information Systems (MSIS) program prepares graduates to advance their careers in IT management or to move into an IT career and progress to management level. 


Distinct from traditional computer science programs, the MSIS curriculum — which requires 11 units of graduate credit — puts emphasis on the development and management of software projects existing in the workplace. It is designed for professionals who seek a hands-on, laboratory-based experience that will broaden and deepen their knowledge of new and emerging IT. Choose from eight specializations to focus on your area of interest and build the skills you need to advance your career.

Master's in Information Systems Program Goals

An interdisciplinary professional program, Information Systems graduates will possess the knowledge, skills and aptitude to:

  • Ability to develop and manage software projects
  • Build effective leadership techniques and communication skills necessary to implement change management and innovation
  • Network within a population of peers and leading information systems professionals from prominent public and private organizations

Information Systems Specializations

This program at Northwestern University offers eight areas of specialization, which must be declared at the time of application:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Database and Internet Technologies
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Systems Security
  • Project Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Telecommunication Networks
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Database Systems Design and Implementation
  • Web Application Development
  • Database Administration
  • Data Science/Machine Learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable application fee of $75
  • One sealed copy of official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities
  • Two letters of recommendation focusing on academic and professional achievement and ability
  • Statement of purpose
  • Applicants are required to submit a resume. The resume can be uploaded via the online application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4699 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4699 USD per module during 24 months.
  • National

    4699 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4699 USD per module during 24 months.
  • Tuition per course: $4,699


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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