Information Systems Technology, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | George Washington University | Washington, D. C., United States
18 months
1885 USD/credit 41470 USD/year
1885 USD/credit 41470 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST) program at George Washington University, started in 1980, continues to lead at the forefront of graduate business and technology education, blending business knowledge and information systems management with core technology fundamentals. 


Key facts

For decades IT has revolutionized the way business is conducted. It is an integral part of all business operations no matter the size, scope, or location of the enterprise. As a result, the Information Systems Technology program at George Washington University consistently attracts professionals from various industries such as healthcare, consulting, business management, and the technology sector. Many hold advanced degrees (MS, MA, MBA, M.D., J.D., and Ph.D.) and come from varied educational and career backgrounds. One unifying goal all students have in common is to expand their knowledge of technology, management and leadership theory and practice, and actively apply it to their current – or future – careers.

MSIST alumni are prominent in the federal and private sectors within the Washington DC metropolitan area, throughout the U.S., and internationally. The GW Tech Alumni group (GWTA) founded by program alumni in 2010, the GWSB Alumni group, and the F. David Fowler Career Center provide additional support. Alumni and current students alike benefit from the groups’ seminars, networking, and professional development events held throughout the year. In addition, both current students and alumni cite the opportunities to network with peers throughout the program as a significant professional development benefit.

The MSIST program is designed for working professionals and offers the traditional program on-campus or online. Students may complete the master’s degree in 18-24 months while studying part-time or full-time. Our faculty advisors help students design a program plan that suits their personal and professional needs.

Admission is competitive and prospective students are highly qualified, frequently exceeding minimum requirements. All MSIST formats culminate in a capstone project where teams plan, design, and develop a business-based information system.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Programming
  • Expert Database Systems
  • Info Systems Development & Applications
  • Relational Databases
  • Telecommunications and Enterprise Networks
  • IT Project Management
  • Internet Computing
  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Resources Management
  • Integrated Info Systems Capstone

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  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

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33 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
  • In no more than 500 words, describe how the MSIST program fits into your professional life and your career objectives.
  • A current resume is required for all MSIST applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1885 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    41470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1885 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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