York University

Graduate Studies

Information Systems & Technology


4700 Keele Street

North York, ON




Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA - Information Systems & Technology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

York's multidisciplinary approach draws together faculty from across the university who offer unique perspectives on information technology and the human factors that go into its use. You will study among a large number of leading researchers who are consistently funded by external agencies, within a School of Technology that already enjoys an excellent reputation for producing students with the most current knowledge about information technologies and their application in modern organizations. Your MAIST degree will prepare for employment in a broad range of sectors such as the not-for-profit and public sectors, including health and education, and the private sectors including business, industry and information technology. The Master of Arts in Information Systems & Technology (MAIST) program was created to address advanced topics in IT through a dual focus approach. This approach aims to combine the application of research-based knowledge with the real world challenges experienced by working professionals in the Information Technology (IT) field. Offered in both part-time and full-time formats, the program fits the needs of IT academics and professionals alike. As part of the leading interdisciplinary institution in Canada, the MAIST program explores various ways in which the integration and customization of new and existing technologies can meet the needs of a wide gamut of users. The fostering of creativity and productivity across a variety of sectors is a major aim of the program. To this end it benefits from the unique position it occupies between the disciplines of computer science and business studies. As such, MAIST investigates the intersection of IT with a range of fields, from business to the sciences, to the arts and humanities. Students of the program benefit from a close relationship with a faculty that has a strong background in research and publication as well as consistent success in competitions for research funds. Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty members who are engaged in major, on-going projects of a national or international nature.



International Student Requirements:

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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

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