Program overview

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) is a STEM designated degree designed for professionals who aspire to senior management roles in career tracks that have a significant technological component. You will study in a dual AACSB-accredited program and will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate IS for a business organization and develop and implement the appropriate IS strategies, all while attending to the ethical and legal implications of data and technology-related issues.

International students who graduate with an MSIS from Rider may be eligible for a STEM OPT Extension to extend their post-completion OPT (optional practical training) authorization.

Join us on October 16 for an in-person Graduate and Adult Learner Open House to connect with faculty and admissions counselors.

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Program requirements

The 30-credit program begins with a core foundation of management, information technology, and analytics, followed by in-depth investigations into the relationship between technology systems and high-level business strategies.

Program may be completed in a year on a full-time basis.

Your path to the C-Suite starts here

With an anticipated 12% growth for qualified MSIS professionals by 2026, Rider’s program is preparing leaders in the thriving field of information technology (IT).

Common careers

  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Information Technology Director
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Applications Analyst

Dual degree options

Combine an M.S. in Information Systems with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) to build your credentials, skills and knowledge base. Our dual-degree offerings allow students to earn both degrees with fewer total credits than earning the degrees separately.

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As marketing roles become more technical, practicing or building skills around IS becomes essential.
Janelle George '18, MSIS Class of 2021
Marketing (B.S.B.A.) and Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)
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MSIS 4+1 Program

Enhance your job prospects and save on graduate tuition with the Masters of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) 4+1 program. Rider undergraduate students can receive a 20% graduate tuition discount and earn their Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) in one additional year through this program.


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