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The master of science in information science (MSIS) is a well-rounded computing and IT degree, which addresses the multi-faceted challenges IT professionals face every day, from analyzing data to developing web applications and managing IT staff and projects.

The program offers a balance of information systems and management theories. During your course of study, you’ll be involved in:

  • Network design
  • Database development
  • Web applications
  • User interface design
  • Enterprise solution design
  • Forensic analysis of cyber-attacks

Your fellow students come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and usually have undergraduate degrees in IST, MIS, business, or liberal arts. Most are already employed in the IT field at corporations including Vanguard, Comcast, QVC, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, PJM Interconnection, Certainteed, and SAP America.

During your program, you’ll take evening courses in 7- and 14-week formats. You can expect to complete your degree in 2 – 3 years part-time or about 1.5 years full-time. The MSIS degree consists of 33 credits (11 courses). A 3-credit capstone course brings together the theoretical and practical experience you’ve gained in a seminar format.

Our graduates in MSIS have advanced in their careers to become managers of IT departments, technical consultants, business analysts, and project managers.

To learn more about the MSIS degree or for a personal appointment, call 610-648-3243 or e-mail gvengin@psu.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Karen Brown-Frisby, '15
Master of Science in Information Science
Independence Blue Cross

"Technology is forever changing and by working in the IT areas, I feel that it is important to keep up with the faster, easier, better way of doing things."