Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM)

Be on the leading edge of where technology is headed. With the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) from the top-ranked W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, you can earn an innovative master’s degree while you work.

As a STEM-designated master’s degree, the MS-ISM allows eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension for up to 36 months, helping international students gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.


Whether you’re looking to grow within your current organization or need new skills and expertise to take your career in a new direction, the MS-ISM curriculum has been developed to align with your goals. In addition to a core curriculum taught by faculty with decades of industry experience, tracks in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and data analytics allow you to immediately apply what you’re learning in class into your work, and build expertise for in-demand jobs in every industry.

MS-ISM fast facts

12 month
evening program with day options for core courses

163,000 new jobs
in information security and information systems by 2031
Bureau of Labor Statistics

MS-ISM specializations

Add strength to your degree with innovative specializations that focus on where technology and information is headed next, from artificial intelligence to data analytics.

Learn more about the innovative MS-ISM curriculum


Tempe Campus

Enjoy life on the ASU Tempe campus — in the middle of a vibrant metropolis, with access to major hiring companies, year-round activities, and the beautiful desert southwest.

How to apply

Start your journey on the right foot: Join us for an upcoming event to learn more about the W. P. Carey MS-ISM, and take note of application deadlines and application materials.

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Application deadlines

Round I

Dec. 1, 2023

Round II (Int'l. priority)

Feb. 1, 2024

Round III (Int'l. final)

April 1, 2024

Round IV (Final)

July 1, 2024

Note: Applications for Fall 2024 admission will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 15, 2024.

Cost and financial aid

One of the highest-ranked information management master’s degrees, according to U.S. News & World Report, the W. P. Carey MS-ISM is also one of the most affordable.

Fall 2023 admits

Estimated tuition and fees







Paying for your degree is one of the most critical steps in your decision to go to business school. Work with us to find the right solution for you, whether it’s scholarships, graduate assistantships, or loans.

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Career Students

Career management

The W. P. Carey Career Services Center helps you tell your story through individualized support and targeted resources. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals will assist you in defining career goals, implementing job search strategies, and leveraging your degree.