A master’s degree from the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) at Ball State will expose you to career opportunities like never before.

Our graduates experience a 90 percent placement rate in fields that are pioneering the information and communication technology landscape of tomorrow.


While a bachelor’s degree in this field may be enough for entry, master’s degrees provide a substantial return on investment.

Looking at students 10 years after they graduate, those with a bachelor’s degree in this area average about $48,000 per year, based on data from CollegeSimply. Meanwhile, students who earn master’s degrees average between $60,000 and $90,000 after 10 years.

Common Careers

Outlook for Information and Communication Sciences
Profession Median Salary
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Project Manager $65,000 Read more.
Network and Computer Systems Administrator $82,050 Read more.
Management Analyst $83,610 Read more.
Client Engagement Manager $92,350 Read more.
Sales Engineer $101,420 Read more.
Software Developer $105,590 Read more.
Consultant $110,998 Read more.
Training and Development Managers $111,340 Read more.
IT Management $122,690 Read more.

Thinking about a Master’s Degree?

Offered both on campus or entirely online, Ball State’s master of science in information and communication science offers a strong return on your investment in your education. Our graduates lead the tech field thanks to a blend of highly demanded skills in fast-growing careers.