Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) IT Project Management
Why earn a degree in IT project management from Strayer?
Implementing emerging technology in the workplace is mission-critical for modern businesses – this online degree program can help you learn to apply effective project management skills to help improve your company and your career.
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Expand your IT skills
The pace of IT innovation is constantly accelerating. Learning how to plan, execute and monitor IT projects can help you to achieve business technology objectives. Our master’s in IT project management can help give you the right combination of technology and project management skills to meet your goals.
Is an MSIS in IT Project Management good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Create IT project integration plans, activities and schedules for applications.
- Learn to maintain applications and interact with internal and external partners.
- Conduct a quantitative analysis of project risks and opportunities, including the triggering events.
- Compare the frameworks, standards and guidelines for managing software projects.
- Use project management software to optimize the IT project management process.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.
How long does it take to get a master’s degree in IT project management?
- There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. Strayer's course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
3 out of 4 Strayer Master of Science in Information Systems alumni agree that their degree was a worthwhile investment.
Strayer Alumni Survey, 2021
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Program cost breakdown
Strayer’s MSIS program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $2,490 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. Strayer’s transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Non-federal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about Strayer’s active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in IT project management?
When it comes to business technology, success is in the details. Learning how to plan, execute and monitor IT projects can help a business meet its technology objectives. View all courses.
All MSIS students take a set list of required courses. The remaining credits come from their choice of concentration.
Required MSIS courses
Presents the application of risk management strategies to identify, analyze, and mitigate the full range of project risks in order to ensure project success. Examines the six risk management processes outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning and risk monitoring and control.
This course provides advanced topics in implementing Agile project management and coaching techniques into an overall business strategy. The course will focus on leadership and coaching strategies in an Agile practice with topics including delivery frameworks, values, principle and practice.
This course examines the techniques and frameworks in managing teams and leading software development projects. Students will be presented with the methods, tools and techniques of software project management with emphasis on leadership qualities.
This course provides an integrated approach to system analysis and design processes. Students will explore advanced topics to evaluate and select system development methodologies and design system solutions. The role of effective interpersonal communication techniques and integration practices with users and user systems is emphasized.
This course covers the concepts, issues, principles and techniques for managing organizational data resources. Topics include the strategic information requirements of organizations, modeling those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verifying the structural characteristics with normalization and converting the conceptual data models into physical databases. Emphasis will be placed on the application and strategic use of database systems.
This course is an integrative capstone course for the Master of Science in Information Systems program. Students will examine and address real-world projects and problems and apply project management techniques to create practical solutions. The course takes an integrative and senior management approach to address the integration of a broad range of technologies inclusive of databases, security, networking, computer infrastructure and human computer interaction.
MSIS admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International MSIS students
We welcome international students from around the globe.