The master’s degree in graphic information technology will complement your skills in visual design technologies with advanced knowledge in administering and managing digital content. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of creating visual content for multi-channel distribution.

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Earn your master’s degree in graphic information technology

Take your expertise in print, web, photography, video and animation to the next level with the Master of Science in graphic information technology. In this master’s degree you’ll explore various areas of graphics and cross-media design while learning how to administer, manage and distribute digital content across multiple channels. You’ll also build on your skills in digital graphics, print technology, multimedia, web design and visualization to prepare for leading roles in the rapidly evolving graphics industry.

What can I do with a master’s degree in graphic information technology?

Graduates of the online graphic information technology master’s degree program can obtain management positions in diverse graphic technology industries, such as web development, usability, digital media production, motion graphics and digital asset management. Though, every student’s career path is unique based upon their chosen courses and areas of interest. The graphic information technology degree is a highly flexible online program where students can craft a program that meets their individual needs and goals.

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Students with a Master of Science in graphic information technology can pursue a number of positions in the rapidly growing graphics industry. Some typical career paths for graphics and cross-media design specialists include:


How do I earn a master’s degree in graphic information technology?

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related field such as graphic design, web design and development, photography and/or videography and game design.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:
  1. Graduate admission application and application fee.
  2. Official transcripts.
  3. One letter of recommendation (two is preferred).
  4. Professional resume.
  5. GRE scores.
  6. Personal statement.
  7. Proof of English proficiency.

Additional application information

Applicants must submit official GRE general exam scores. (The GRE can be waived in some situations. Please refer to the GRE waiver request for more information. Please note that submitting the GRE waiver request is not a guarantee of approval.)

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency. International applicants can find complete information on the English proficiency exams and other required documents on the Graduate Admission Services website.

Admission to the graduate degree program presupposes an adequate technical preparation in a selected technology at the undergraduate level. The applicant's past work and professional experience are also evaluated and taken into consideration.

Undergraduate coursework of admitted applicants to this program generally include precalculus and statistics but are not required. Deficiencies for admission to the graduate degree program, if any, are specified at the time of admission and must be completed within the first year of the graduate program while concurrently enrolled in graduate-level coursework.

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