Master of Science in Information Technology

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.

Dual Degree Options

Master of Science in Information Technology/Master of Business Administration

If you began this program prior to fall 2016 and maintained continuous enrollment, you may be able to add the Master of Business Administration and earn a dual degree. You must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the MBA. Please contact an advisor at 800-888-UMUC (8682) to establish a plan for completing the dual degree.

Required Courses

UCSP 615* Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

  • DMBA 610 Ethical Leadership in Organizations and Society (6)
  • DMBA 620 Effective Financial and Operational Decision Making (6)
  • DMBA 630 Marketing and Strategy Management in the Global Marketplace (6)

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.

* The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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