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Information Technology MS

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Revolutionize the future of tech–and launch your career.

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.

If you're interested in learning how to leverage technology to drive business value, the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program at UMass Boston might be a great fit for you. This program provides you with a combination of technical and business skills, preparing you for a successful career in IT management and leadership roles.

In the Information Technology MS, you will:

  • Develop advanced knowledge of current and emerging technologies, including software development, data analytics, cybersecurity, and more
  • Acquire a strong foundation in business and management principles, including finance, marketing, project management, and organizational behavior
  • Apply technical and business knowledge to solve complex problems, evaluate IT investments, and make strategic decisions

Career Possibilities

Become an IT manager and direct a team of professionals to ensure the effective operation and maintenance of an organization's technology infrastructure. Work as a business systems analyst and investigate business processes and identify opportunities for IT solutions. Or, lead an organization’s technical initiatives as a chief information officer. These are just a few of the possibilities an MS in Information Technology offers.

Become a(n):

  • IT Professional
  • IT Manager
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • CTO

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How to Apply

Applicants must meet general graduate admission requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:

  • Official GMAT or GRE scores.
  • Statement of intent essay: This statement is your opportunity to show the graduate admissions committee why you wish to pursue graduate study, as well as your specific interest and goals.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores required for all applicants that submit non-United States academic transcripts (unless stated as exempt). Our minimum TOEFL score is 90 and our minimum IELTS score is 6.5.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.

Deadlines & Cost

Deadlines: June 1 for fall, November 15 for spring

Application Fee: The nonrefundable application fee is $75. UMass Boston alumni and current students that plan to complete degree requirements prior to graduate enrollment can submit the application without paying the application fee.

Program Cost Information: Bursar's website

Curriculum

Pre-/Corequisite Courses

These courses may be waived in accordance with the course waiver policy below.

  • MBAMS 630 - Statistical Analysis for Managers 3 Credit(s)
  • MBAMS 635 - Operations Mgt 3 Credit(s)
  • MBAMS 640 - Computer & Info Syst 3 Credit(s)
  • MBAMGT 650 - Organizational Analysis and Skills 3 Credit(s)

Course Requirements

Required Courses (15 Credits)

Courses with an ‘*’ may be waived in accordance with the course waiver policy. Students must replace each waived course with an additional elective from below.

  • * MSIS 614 - Business Data Communications & Computer Networks 3 Credit(s)
  • * MSIS 615 - Business Programming 3 Credit(s)
  • * MSIS 618 - Database Management 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 619 - Systems Analysis and Design 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 670 - Enterprise Business Intelligence 3 Credit(s)

Electives (12 Credits)

Complete four courses from below.

To pursue a specific career path, students will select four elective courses from that area.

Business Analytics Area
  • MSIS 635 - Health Information Analytics 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 656 - Information Storage Management 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 671 - Enterprise Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 672 - Enterprise Data Mining and Predictive Analytics 3 Credit(s)
Healthcare IT Area
  • MSIS 632 - Introduction to Health Informatics 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 634 - Health Information Privacy & Security 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 635 - Health Information Analytics 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 672 - Enterprise Data Mining and Predictive Analytics 3 Credit(s)
Cybersecurity Area
  • MSIS 613 - Information Security, Privacy, and Regulatory Compliance 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 623 - Network and Mobile Forensics 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 634 - Health Information Privacy & Security 3 Credit(s)
IT Management Area
  • MSIS 613 - Information Security, Privacy, and Regulatory Compliance 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 617 - Management of the Supply Chain 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 631 - Operational Risk Management 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 671 - Enterprise Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence 3 Credit(s)

Capstone (3 Credits)

  • MSIS 630 - Project & Change Management 3 Credit(s)

Graduation Criteria

Complete 30 credits from ten courses including five required courses, four electives, and a capstone course.

Capstone: Completion of a written paper.

Pre-/corequisite courses: Four (4) pre-requisite courses must be satisfied or waived through prior relevant coursework, based on a review of transcripts.
Course waivers: Students that complete equivalent coursework may be eligible to waive some of these courses.
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.
Statute of limitations: Eight years.

Contact

Graduate Program Director Romilla Syed
romilla.syed [at] umb.edu
(617) 287-7720

College of Management Graduate Programs
gradcm [at] umb.edu

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