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.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
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.
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:
Advanced Database Management Systems
Advanced Information Systems Security
Information Systems Development
Principles of Computer and Information Technology Architecture
Analyzing Big Data
Data Visualization & Reporting
Developing Security Policy
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:
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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