30 months
1859 CAD/module
1654 CAD/module
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Analyze and synthesize Information Systems concepts and skills and apply management principles to the Information Technology (IT) industry with Athabasca University’s online Master of Science in Information Systems (MSc IS).


You will develop innovative strategies to address issues in systems integration, project and change management, digitalization, and new trends in computing such as:

  • Data analytics
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Social computing
  • Green ICT (also called green IT or green computing)
  • Cloud computing
  • Adaptivity
  • Intelligence

Learning outcomes

The Information Systems curriculum emphasizes the tie between Information Systems (IS) and other disciplines, such as Computer Science and Software Engineering at Athabasca University. Core courses cover both technical and managerial topics, including:
  • database design
  • enterprise-wide network infrastructure
  • human-computer interaction
  • IS project management
  • ethical, legal and social issues in IT
The program also includes an integrating capstone component and a required course in research methodology. Current and emerging concepts and technologies are studied through career tracks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Development With Emerging Technology
  • Information Technology Hardware and Software
  • Object Structure and Programming
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior in Information Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits

30 or 39 credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We believe in education and learning opportunities for everyone. That’s why Athabasca University programs are made to work for our students regardless of level of experience, previous grades or degrees. 
  • It’s our priority to ensure that our post-secondary online education is accessible and flexible, so our admission policy accepts undergraduate students to a program as long as they pass the minimum age restriction of 16 years of age.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1859 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1859 CAD per module during 30 months.
  • National

    1654 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1654 CAD per module during 30 months.


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