Information Technology, MS
The MSIT is a 10 course, 30 credit degree program. To receive the MSIT, students must complete 10 courses: Required MSIT Courses, Required MSIT Electives, and the Required MSIT Capstone. Four (4) pre-requisite courses must be satisfied or waived through prior relevant coursework, based on a review of transcripts.*
The College of Management was recently ranked #47 for Information Management by QS TopMBA, highlighting the quality of our MSIT program and related specializations in the MBA.
Advancements in IT have revolutionized nearly every facet of human existence. Individuals and organizations communicate, connect, collaborate, and compete through increasingly sophisticated computer networks, systems, and devices. In a rapidly globalizing economy, the knowledge of how to effectively deploy IT assets to manage customer relationships, data collection and analysis, supply chains, work flows, or security concerns can make the difference between success and failure for individual managers and entire corporations. Coursework and student resources help students develop the communication, presentation, and analytical skills, as well as the technical, quantitative, and decision-making abilities required of contemporary managers.
The coursework for the MSIT is grouped around three key clusters:
- Technical Foundation of Information Technology
- Applications of Information Technology
- Information Technology Management and Strategy
The program can be completed full-time or part-time, with classes that meet primarily in the evenings, late afternoons, weekends, and online. Scheduling is highly flexible, with most classes meeting once per week.
* A minimum of 30 credits (10 courses) total are required to meet University degree completion criteria. Waiving multiple courses may require completion of additional elective courses to meet the 30 credit minimum requirement.
"The integration of modern technology with academics to help students get exposure to real-world tools really motivated me." - Poorvi Bahety, MSIT Student