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Information Systems, M.Sc.

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Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The Master of Science in Information Systems program at La Roche College prepares students for the organizational and technological challenges in design, application, implementation, and management of information systems. 
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Designed as a flexible program model, IS students of varying knowledge levels, abilities, and diverse backgrounds will be provided with a strong foundational basis applicable across multiple industries and career paths. Critical thinking will be emphasized through case study analysis and project management implementation.  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 objectives

To successfully complete the Master of Science in Information Systems, the following coursework is required:

  • 27 Credits under Core Requirements
  • 3 Elective Credits

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cyber Security and Disaster Recover
  • Cloud Computing and Client Architecture
  • Object Oriented Systems
  • Project Management

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    760 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 760 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    760 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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