Why study an online Master of Science in Information Systems at Athabasca University?

Learn anytime, anywhere. With Athabasca University, our courses adapt to your demanding schedule. Pursue excellence on your terms with this fully online degree.

Top-notch accreditation. We are a comprehensive academic and research university accredited by the Government of Alberta, Universities Canada (UC), and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Exceptional value and flexibility. Enjoy affordable tuition prices without compromising quality. Plus, take advantage of unique options, such as the wide variety of MSc IS program focus areas available.

Program details

The MScIS program is designed to fit into your life, offering several focus areas and a flexible completion schedule, so flexibility remains at the heart of your educational journey.

Program focus areas

  • Bioinformatics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Analytics
  • Environmental Data Analytics
  • Information Security
  • IS Management
  • IT Management
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Learning Technology

Completion times

Finish this program in as little as 2.5 to 3.5 years of full-time study, depending on your academic and employment background. You can take up to 5 years to complete all requirements.

Career outcomes

Whether you're enrolling to pivot into the tech industry or to progress in your current career, our program is tailored to propel you forward. Graduates emerge ready to embrace a variety of dynamic roles, such as:

  • Cybersecurity Director
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Data Analyst
  • Cloud Solutions Architect
  • IT Solutions Architect

Program start dates and application deadline

The MScIS program offers 2 intakes annually: a fall session that starts in September and a winter session that begins in January.

If you wish to begin your MScIS studies in September 2024, you'll need to submit your application by the upcoming deadline: March 1, 2024.