Santa Clara University



The Santa Clara University's MS in Information Systems degree provides core knowledge in business and information systems, combining theory and practical application in one of the most dynamic technology marketplaces of the modern age.


Latest Industry Topics

Latest Industry Topics

To keep you on the cutting edge, the MSIS program offers specialized courses on emerging topics. Some of the recent courses added to the schedule are:

  • Data Science Analysis with Python

  • Big Data Modeling and Analysis

  • Web Programming

  • Dashboards, Scorecards and Visualization

  • The Business of Cloud Computing

  • Mobile Payments and eCommerce Security

  • New Product Development
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Quick Facts About the MSIS Degree at SCU

To step up to be a contributor to your technology firm—or to influence the technology function in your organization—you need a solid background in business and technology. The Santa Clara University's MS in Information Systems degree gives you breadth and depth to be the contributor your industry needs.

The Program

Designed to equip IT employees with the tools to harness the power of information, the program delivers:

  • skills to apply technology to solve business problems
  • project-based coursework
  • practical exposure to actual challenges

Courses are clustered thematically within four groups:

  • Core Business Knowledge
  • Core Information Systems Knowledge
  • Specialization
  • Integration and Application
Program Format

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) at Santa Clara University is a 51 units degree program. It is offered in both full-time and part-time formats.

Core Units: 30
Elective Units:

Program Length: 2 years to 6 years

Class Availability:

  • Classes held Monday through Thursday, some Saturday class options
  • Meeting times 4:00 PM, 5:45 PM and 7:20 PM

Enrollment Options:

The flexible admission dates means you can start your program sooner than you thought possible.

  • Admission in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters
  • Applications reviewed on an on-going basis
  • Application deadlines:

    • Spring 2015- Admission is now closed
    • Fall 2015 - April 1, 2015 (first round)
    • Fall 2015 – June 1, 2015 (second round)
    • Winter 2016 - November 1, 2015
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