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Information Management Systems Master’s Degree Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

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    Online and On Campus

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Learn to build, enhance, and support complex information management systems.

Gain a deep understanding of the practical frameworks for solving technology problems.

What You'll Learn

Through the graduate program in information management systems you:

  • Build an understanding and application of current information management technologies, such as databases, communication protocols, cloud computing, and web frameworks.
  • Gain knowledge of risk and opportunity assessment, change management, and understanding of practical frameworks for resolving business challenges.
  • Enhance your understanding of business needs around modern commerce, ability to evaluate competing solutions, and practice in planning the deployment of emerging technologies.
  • Earn an optional certificate in cybersecurity, back-end web development, data analytics, or web technologies.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Information Management Systems.

Our Community at a Glance

Our information management systems graduates have gone on for PhDs in computer science and information systems engineering and they work in the fields of defense and aerospace, health care, financial services, medical devices, software engineering, and more.

  • 37

    Average Age

  • 1

    Average Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 91%

    Work Full Time

  • 97%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 90%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued for Career Advancement

Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements

At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in two specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.

To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.

This was the most valuable academic and personal experience that I’ve had so far. It had a deep personal and professional impact.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2022–23 rate) $3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $37,200

After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.