Graduate Studies in Information Technology
The pervasiveness of information technology (IT) brings with it increasing complexities of the digital economy and challenges to enterprises and to individual executives and managers. The Master of Science and Graduate Certificate in Information Technology programs are designed to equip executive, managerial and computing & information technology professionals with the skills to create, plan, organize, lead and control the information technologies in their organizations.
While the advent of information technology brings tremendous opportunities for industry, it also brings with it increasing complexities of the digital economy and challenges to those people seeking to get ahead in this field. Today, the information technology manager is the sought-after professional. Yet, technology managers are expected to have both a broad background and specialized knowledge. If you have been working in IT as an individual contributor, you may not have the up-to-date education necessary to enable you to maximize your career opportunities. New graduates may find that they need more in-depth study to find the right career path. The Master of Science in Information Technology degree program is designed to equip all three individuals with best-practice knowledge and current methodologies needed for them to succeed in the workplace. Students collaborate within the classroom environment to research and present technology driven solutions to real-world business problems. The curriculum comprises five core course covering foundations of modern information technology and four courses in each of four concentration areas.
The four concentration tracks are:
- Data Science
- Information Technology Management
- Information Security
- Software Engineering
Completion of the program requires 30 graduate credits (10 courses). To provide a common background in information technology, five core courses are required of all students. In addition to the core courses, students will choose a concentration track within the program by taking four courses in an emphasis area. The core program culminates with a comprehensive real-life industry-type practicum, oriented toward the student’s domain of interest.
Master of Science
Completion of the Master of Science in Information Technology requires 30 graduate credits (10 courses). To provide a common background in information technology, six core courses are required of all students. In addition to the core courses, students will choose a concentration within the program by taking four courses in a concentration track. The degree culminates with a comprehensive real life industry related practicum toward the student's selected area of emphasis.
The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will be awarded after completing 15 graduate credits (five courses) including three courses from the MSIT core and two courses from a selected concentration. Students interested in the certificate program should contact the graduate program director for specific course information. Students that successfully complete the graduate certificate in information technology can matriculate into the Master of Science in information technology program by fulfilling the remaining requirements for the Master of Science program.