Master of Science in Information Technology

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The Master of Science in Information Technology program provides a broad technical understanding of current and evolving technologies in the IT field with an emphasis on moving technology from the laboratory to the realm of business development through its program core courses.

Overview of Specializations

This program offers the following areas of specialization:

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Grasp the principles and theories underlying applied information technology
  • Gain an understanding of the technical and regulatory issues surrounding the Internet
  • Apply IT best practices to productivity and competitive advantage
  • Display an awareness of developments in the convergence of computer and telecommunications technologies
  • Discuss the role of information awareness and literacy in organizational decision making
  • Grasp the central role of software and hardware lifecycles

Program Overview

The curriculum requires 36 credits of coursework and is divided into 15 credits of required program core coursework, and 21 credits of required coursework, including a 3-credit capstone course, from one of the program specializations.

Student Profile

Students with a variety of educational backgrounds and work experiences can enter this program, but some specializations may require a background in mathematics, computer studies, or more specialized work experiences.

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Dual Degree Options

With just a few additional courses, you can enhance the power of your MSIT by pursuing a second degree in the following areas:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy

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