Online Master of Science in Information Technology
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Students who select the online Master of Science in Information Technology obtain advanced technology skills in networking, cybersecurity, and information systems that prepare them for careers in industry, education or government.
The online Master of Science in Information Technology program is designed to improve the technical skills of those students wishing to increase their knowledge of today’s cyber system infrastructure. This online program provides more technical depth in areas of networking, information systems, and cybersecurity to better support information technology related disciplines within engineering, education, or government agencies.
The Information Technology program focuses on developing the ability to conceptualize, organize and realize information technology projects that meet the needs of users within an organizational or societal context. Program coursework encompasses core technologies and a specialization area with a culminating portfolio or project.
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Ira A. Fulton offers a wide range of degree options. Students are engineers from day one–they don’t have to wait until they are juniors to be engineers.
30 credit hours and a portfolio
Required Core (12 credit hours)
IFT 510 Principles of Computer and Information Technology (3)
IFT 530 Information Analysis, Modeling, Representation & Communication (3)
IFT 540 Software Development for Information Technology (3)
IFT 598 Advanced Information Systems Security (3)
Focus Area Electives (15-18 credit hours)
Computer Architecture and Information Security
- IFT 598 Security Analysis I (3)
- IFT 545 Advanced Security Analysis (3)*
- IFT 598 Developing Security Policy (3)
- IFT 598 Managing Intelligent Devices in an Enterprise Environment (3)
Information Systems Management and Systems Development
- IFT 598 Managing the Cloud (3)
- IFT 598 Middleware Programming and Database Security (3)
- IFT 598 Analyzing Big Data (3)
- IFT 598 Application Web Frameworks (3)
*Course has prerequisite of another IFT 500-level course.
Culminating Experience (0-3 credit hours)
Applied Project (3)
Additional Curriculum Information
Students should see the academic unit for a complete list of approved coursework.
According to U.S. News & World Report, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering undergraduate degree programs are ranked in the top 25% percent of programs. Of the 320+ faculty members, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:
- Nobel Laureate
- National Academy of Engineering members
- National Academy of Sciences members
- National Academy of Inventors members
- National Academy of Construction members
- More than 55 young investigator awards received in the last 10 years.
Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Science of Information Technology have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
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 or master's degree in information technology, computer science, applied computing, engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- Graduate admission application and application fee
- Official transcripts
- GRE test scores
- Proof of English language proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
GRE Waiver Request is available for applicants with five years of professional work experience in the area of information technology.