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What will I learn?

The M.S. in Information Systems offers a strong, practical focus in designing, developing and evaluating databases and management Information Systems to support business and managerial operations in small businesses, government and community organizations.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare students for productive careers and amplify their potential for lifelong personal and professional growth.
  • Prepare students to conduct research with an emphasis on applied, interdisciplinary efforts that encompass architecture, design and science, including physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics, infrastructure systems, computing information, communication technologies and management.
  • Prepare students for service in urban environments and the broader society of the city, state, nation and global community by conducting public policy studies, making educational opportunities widely available and initiating community and building projects.
  • Prepare students to contribute to economic development through the state’s largest business incubator system through workforce development, joint ventures with government and the business community and the development of intellectual property.
  • Prepare graduates for leadership positions as professionals and citizens.
  • Provide educational opportunities for a diverse student body.
  • Respond to the needs of large and small businesses, state and local governmental agencies and civic organizations.
  • Partner with educational institutions at all levels to accomplish its mission.
  • Advance the uses of sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics as a means of improving the quality of life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge from computing, mathematics, statistics and management to effective Information Systems practice.
  • Demonstrate the capability to analyze problems and systems and identify, define and design appropriate computing Information Systems and Information Technology solutions, tools and methodologies.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle, which includes requirements analysis, systems design, implementation, testing, deployment, maintenance and evaluation, and apply it to Information Systems projects that solve problems where computing solutions are appropriate.
  • Function effectively on teams in order to accomplish a desired goal.
  • Understand of the ethical, societal and professional responsibilities of the Information Systems professional.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written modes.
  • Identify and analyze the bidirectional impact of sociotechnical problems and computing on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security and policy issues.
  • Invoke the current techniques, skills, tools and methodologies necessary to become an effective Information Systems professional.
  • Engage in continuing professional development and understand the purpose of research in the Information Systems and computing fields, and how this benefits current practice.
  • Understand the processes that support the delivery and management of Information Systems within a business, managerial and organizational environment.

Which department am I in?

Ying Wu College of Computing

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$32,426.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 November 2022

Start date

17 January 2023

Venue

Ying Wu College of Computing

Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC), Suite 3500,

University Heights,

NEWARK,

New Jersey,

07102, United States

Online/Distance (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,112 cost per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 November 2022

Start date

17 January 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for a master's program at NJIT, you must have completed a four-year undergraduate program accredited in the United States, or its equivalent and demonstrates strong academic achievement in an appropriate discipline.

For international students

To be considered for a master's program at NJIT, you must have completed a four-year accredited Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, and demonstrate strong academic achievement in an appropriate discipline.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Duolingo or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for all international applicants not holding a degree from a United States post-secondary institution. The minimum score required is 79 for the Internet-based TOEFL exam, 213 for the computer-based TOEFL exam, or 550 for the paper-based TOEFL exam. A minimum score of 6.5 with no sub-score lower than 6.0 is required for the IELTS exam and 120 on the Duolingo exam.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About New Jersey Institute of Technology

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  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled

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