Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT)

Claremont, CA, United States
Information Systems



Claremont Graduate University is a very unique higher education institution. As a graduate-only university, we offer programs and services specifically geared to the needs of a graduate student community. You will find that with an institution of our size, individualized attention is a central focus.

Our mission is to prepare outstanding professionals and educators to assume leadership positions within the field of Information Systems and Technology. We will prepare you for success with a strong grounding in systems development, technology utilization, IT project management and team leadership. Because many of our students are working professionals, we've developed a flexible scheduling system, allowing students to complete our degrees on a full-time or part-time basis. Our personalized education occurs in classes that typically range in size from 12-25 students.

Other Programs

Master's Program (MSIST)
The Master's degree prepares students for IS&T leadership roles in business,
government, education, and other areas. It provides balance between technology
and management content. The MSIST offers a distinct blend of practical
application and theoretical focus. The curriculum has been designed to provide
technical and managerial knowledge that you can use now and in the future.
The degree is very customizable. You can specialize in GIS, Health Informatics,
Cyber Security & Networking, Data Science & Analytics, IT Strategy & Innovation,
or you can design your own specialization. This flexibility allows you to develop
expertise in an IS&T sub-field of your choosing.

We also offer several dual degree options that allow you to earn two degrees
simultaneously by receiving course instruction from expert faculty in two areas.
These programs provide you with an outstanding opportunity to gain a distinct
competitive advantage in the professional marketplace.

PhD Program
The PhD program prepares students to conduct rigorous and relevant IS&T
research, as well as to apply what they know about IS&T research to teaching,
consulting, and other activities. Students may specialize in one of five areas:
Data Science &Analytics, Geographic Information Systems, Cybersecurity &
Networking, Health Informatics, IT Strategy & Innovation, and Self-Designed.

Students are expected to participate in faculty-supported research projects
early in their PhD career. The knowledge attained through these projects can
inform both the content and direction of the student's dissertation. As a PhD
candidate, you will find yourself in good company as we attract students from
such elite institutions as Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, George Washington,
and Yale. Our PhD graduates have gone on to careers in education, research,
and executive leadership with both local and international organizations.


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