Program Overview

MS in Information Systems

Build a foundation for long-term career success.

The MSIS program’s curriculum is based on nationally approved curriculum recommendations from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). It is frequently updated to give USF students a competitive edge for employment.

The USF MSIS is designated as a STEM program (science, technology, engineering, and math). Eligible international students may apply to work in the United States for additional time via the Optional Practical Training (OPT) benefit and OPT STEM extension.

Sample Coursework


Program Learning Outcomes and Objectives

Graduates of the MSIS program will be prepared to provide leadership in the Information Systems field. It is a professional degree that:

  • Integrate information and organizational cultures and use current and emerging concepts from both technical and managerial viewpoints.
  • Assess the need of organizations to integrate disparate internal systems and create effective communication channels with external parties such as suppliers and customers.
  • Use information technology to foster sound financial systems and create effective organizational structures to better manage an organization's human capital.
  • Analyze how policy and strategic decisions are affected by information systems and how technology is transforming organizations.
  • Create better people, business, and team skills and recognize a customer service orientation, ethics and professionalism.

The MSIS curriculum analyzes how systems and technologies are implemented. This includes information security, project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and change management.

MSIS graduates make vital contributions in support of innovation, planning, management of information infra-structures, and the coordination of information resources. The need for information systems professionals with systems management and development expertise continues to grow.

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221