York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Information Systems & Technology

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Description 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. 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. 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.
Website: Information Systems & Technology at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
To be considered for admission, candidates must have completed an Honours undergraduate degree program (typically a four-year degree), in information technology or a related field, from a recognised postsecondary institution, with a minimum grade point average of B+ in the last two years of study. Related disciplines may include but are not limited to library science, health informatics, or computer science and engineering.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017