Graduate degree

two team members with server
Team members from Dr. Mike Hilger's Business Analytics and Data Science course, Amartya Sen (left), Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science, and Fred Stone, MBA student in Business and iInformation technology, conducted social media research for Hire Heroes USA and were chosen as one of seven finalists for Teradata University Network’s 2016 Data Challenge. Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

The business and information technology department’s Master of Science in Information Science and Technology is designed to educate students about the design, development, and successful application of information systems in organizations. Research experiences are integrated into the classroom experience, with specially equipped research laboratories available to support studies in human-computer interaction and experiments with computer networks. A large number of computing languages and special-purpose software tools are available on various platforms.

All graduate courses toward a master’s in information science and technology are now being offered online using the program’s state-of-the-art virtual classrooms. As a student in the program, you can choose to interact directly with your professors and fellow classmates during a lecture or view materials at a later time that better fits your schedule.

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Please visit these links to find more information about how to apply online, information about scholarships and fellowships, and  cost estimates.

Opportunities are available to work with faculty as research assistants, in labs, and as graders once you begin your studies. 

MS IST Rankings

#2 for Online Big Data Programs

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#18 Top 50 Best Value UX Design Graduate Programs

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#19 overall for online graduate computer information technology

US News & World Report, 2017

#16 overall and #13 among public institutions for graduate business programs (non-MBA)

US News & World Report, 2017

All our Programs (undergraduate, MBA and mS IST) are AACSB Accredited