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Current Students

Congratulations! You are now a student in the Master of Science in Information Systems Technology program offered by the Department of Information Systems and Technology Management of the School of Business at The George Washington University.

The MSIST program offers you the opportunity to develop a strong foundation of current IT skills and to learn how to more effectively utilize information systems technology to solve the problems facing business and government organizations today and in the future. We encourage you to make the most of your academic experiences by challenging yourself to go beyond the faculty members‘ expectations. Graduate-level work is demanding, but we think you will find it rewarding both personally and professionally.

In addition to your course work, your faculty and fellow students represent an invaluable resource of practical field knowledge, international experiences, and industry-specific expertise. We encourage you to take the time to get to know your classmates, as they have the potential of becoming your strongest professional colleagues. The metropolitan DC/Northern Virginia technology community also represents a unique opportunity for you to become involved in special events, conferences, and social gatherings that can enhance your knowledge of the field.

We hope that you will take full advantage of all that is offered both inside and outside the classroom to make the most of your MSIST experience. If we can assist you along the way, please let us know.

Academics, Quick References and Online Forms

Waiver Exams and Study Guides

All waiver exams must be taken prior to the end of your first semester of enrollment in the MSIST program. You may take each exam only once. The results will be forwarded to you within five to seven days of taking the examination. Students who wish to take more than one waiver exam must attend more than one exam offering.

Each exam takes approximately one hour, during which no outside materials may be used. You may obtain a study guide by calling any of the locations below. There is no charge for taking a waiver exam.

Main Campus, Washington, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Register: 202.994.6403,

Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Ashburn, by appointment only, some Saturdays available.

Register: 703.726.8330,

General Contact Information

Main Campus, Washington, DC
Jesica Mera
Program Assistant

Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Ashburn
Karen E. M. Cholakis
Program Director