Information Systems, MS

Campus: NYC, Westchester


Global companies gain a competitive advantage through the methods they use to collect, process, transmit, and disseminate data and information. For now and the foreseeable future, the fastest-growing jobs in our economy come from the field of Information Systems. The skills, knowledge, and talents of IS personnel separate great companies from their competitors. A 30-credit Pace Master of Science in Information Systems prepares you to deliver these advantages. You’ll benefit whether you are new to Information Systems or if you have an undergraduate degree in the field.

The program’s foundation and core programs consist of offerings in systems design and development, project management, organizational structure, networks and telecommunications, and relevant topics associated with software, hardware, and telecommunications infrastructure. 

After completion of foundation and core coursework, you will select a 9-credit knowledge area of specialization in either Database Management, Data Science, Business Intelligence, User Experience, Telecommunications Management, Health Information Systems, and Security and Information Assurance. The program culminates in a capstone project that integrates all you have learned while pursuing your degree. 

Foundation Courses 1
IS 612Introduction to Coding3
IS 613Database Management Systems3
IS 617Information Systems Principles3
IS 623Information Systems Design and Development3
IS 632Business Data Communications3
IS 692Research Project Seminar3
Career Tracks and Electives
Select one of the following tracks:9
Total Credits27

Database Management Track

IS 664Database Programming3
IS 667Database Design and Development of Web Applications3
IS 669Big Data and Information Systems3

Data Science Track

IS 680Data Science I: Programming for Data Analysis3
IS 682Data Mining II: Data Mining Algorithms and Applications3
IS 684Web Mining3

Business Intelligence Track

IS 637Information Systems Project and Change Management3
IS 675Customer Relationship Management: Process and Technologies3
IS 664Database Programming3

User Experience Track

Select three of the following:9
Introduction to User Experience Design
Topic: Information Architecture
Research Methods for User Experience
Visual Design for Technology

Telecommunications Management Track

Select three of the following:9
Distributed Information Systems
Telecommunications Management
Telecommunications Policy and Environment
Cases in Telecommunication Systems
Networks: Routing & Switching

Health Information Systems Track

Public Administration Courses
PAA 665Seminar in Health Services Management3
Select one of the following:3
Organization Theory and Management
Budgeting and Financial Analysis
The United States Health Care System
Health Policy Studies
Hospital and Health Services Administration
Health Planning
Health Care Economics
Information Systems Course
Select one of the following:3
Information Systems Project and Change Management
Introduction to Data Mining and Visualization
Foundation of Geographic Information Systems
Healthcare Innovation and Technology: Industry Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Digital Health Technologies

Security and Information Assurance Track

Prerequisite: Please discuss with your advisor which course(s) are required.

Select three of the following:9
Overview of Information Security
Information Security and Controls
Network Security
Web and Internet Security
Computer and Internet Forensics

Recommended Electives (18-30 credits)

IS 620Information Systems and Organizational Strategy3
IS 639Information Systems Planning and Policy3
IS 676Foundations of Social and Mobile Technologies3
IS 665Introduction to Data Mining and Visualization3
IS 668Foundation of Geographic Information Systems3

Total Credits: 30