Online Master of Science in Information Technology

Are you interested in becoming a technology leader who drives business strategy, defines investment priorities and steers successful teams? A Master of Science in information technology may be an ideal fit. You’ll graduate with enhanced knowledge in topics ranging from data science to cybersecurity, preparing you to advance your information technology career.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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What will I learn in an information technology master's degree?

In the master’s in information technology, you’ll gain the technical competencies to design and develop information systems that connect people, processes and technology. You’ll also gain a greater technical depth in areas, such as data science, cloud computing, cybersecurity and more. Built for customization, you can select from two interest areas to direct your learning. This ensures your coursework is relevant to your information technology career goals. Available focus areas include:

  • Information systems management
    • This interest area emphasizes concepts and technical skills in data science, covering topics, such as big data, data visualization, data analytics and natural language processing.
  • Information technology security
    • In this focus area, you’ll learn about concepts and technical skills in cybersecurity, information assurance, database security, security analysis and network forensics.

Courses you’ll complete throughout the program include a project-driven curriculum and a hands-on approach to gaining practical skills in your chosen specialty.

Why earn a master’s in information technology?

 

Information technology experts are needed across a wide range of industries, with the field expected to continue expanding. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030, which is faster than average for all occupations.

Additionally, earning a master’s in information technology provides you with an in-depth understanding of your area of specialty. You’ll graduate with enhanced expertise and credibility in information technology, allowing you more flexibility in selecting your next career opportunity.

Do I need a background in programming languages?

 

Yes. Experience with programming languages is essential for success in this information technology master’s program. Preferred languages include Java, JavaScript, Python and Linux. You must be able to demonstrate your understanding of foundational principles of programming, networking and databases.

Will my master's in information technology say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Online master’s in information technology courses

Courses for the master’s in information technology focus on key disciplines that incorporate emerging technologies, such data science, cybersecurity, cloud computing and agile software development. In addition to nine credit hours of core education, you’ll also choose elective courses that align with your focus area. Courses may include:


Core

Advanced Database Management Systems


Core

Advanced Information Systems Security


Core

Information Systems Development


Core

Principles of Computer and Information Technology Architecture


Elective

Analyzing Big Data


Elective

Data Visualization & Reporting


Elective

Developing Security Policy


Elective

Middleware Programming and Database Security


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

An information technology master’s degree can prepare you for senior and leadership positions in the information technology field. You’ll graduate equipped to contribute to business strategies, protect customers and employees and prioritize investments. Common career pursuits in information technology include, but aren’t limited to:

Data analyst

Database architect

Data engineer

DevOps engineer

Full stack developer

Network/cloud engineer

Network forensics engineer

Security engineer

Software engineer

Learn from internationally recognized engineering faculty

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Learn from internationally recognized engineering faculty

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Master’s in information technology admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in information technology program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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