Online Master of Science in Information Technology

The master’s in information technology degree helps you develop advanced technology competencies that apply to in-demand knowledge areas like cybersecurity, information systems and networking, preparing you for a range of careers in the public and private sectors.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 30

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The master’s in information technology degree improves your ability to conceptualize, organize and realize information technology projects for stakeholders and users. The coursework of this IT master’s degree emphasizes core technologies and allows you to select from two areas of specialization: computer architecture and information security or information systems management and systems development.

Why earn a master’s in information technology?

 

A master’s degree in IT will help you become more competitive in the technology job market, which continues to grow with candidates. A graduate degree in information technology also gives you the opportunity to specialize in certain fields of IT, and can prime you for management and leadership positions. Earn practical experience while studying information technology by building a portfolio and completing an applied project. This brings together the knowledge and abilities you’ve developed.

Interested in earning an information technology master's degree? Most students already have a background in IT or a related field. Many students already can program in languages like JavaScript and Python, and database tools like SQL. Because this is a graduate program, most students already understand programming architectures, networks and the foundations of digital security.

IT master’s courses

Total of 30 credit hours and a portfolio. Students should see the academic unit for a complete list of approved coursework. Focus area electives total 15-18 credits.


Required

IFT 510 Principles of Computer and Information Technology (3)


Required

IFT 530 Information Analysis, Modeling, Representation & Communication (3)


Required

IFT 540 Software Development for Information Technology (3)


Required

IFT 598 Advanced Information Systems Security (3)


Electives

Computer Architecture and Information Security focus area


Electives

Information Systems Management and Systems Development focus area


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

An information technology master’s degree can open the door to senior and leadership positions in the IT field. Graduates can compete for roles that focus on everything from network architecture to modeling information systems.Common career pursuits for graduates include roles in data analysis, security, architecture, and network management.

Network forensics engineer

Database architect

Network engineer

Cybersecurity specialist

Big data specialist

Information systems modeling

Network administrator

Learn from internationally known engineering faculty

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, 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.

Learn from internationally known engineering faculty

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, 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.

Requirements for masters in information technology

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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