Master of Science in Information Technology/Degree Requirements
The MSIT program requires students to complete 30 hours of graduate coursework. The first 15 hours provide students with knowledge in core information technologies in leadership, strategic planning, and research. Students can then focus on one area of study to enhance their set of skills and knowledge. These areas of study are Cybersecurity and Forensics, Software Development, Critical Infrastructure Management, Health Informatics, social media, and Data Science. The courses in the program emphasize leadership abilities, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal and communication skills. Career success through lifelong learning, professional development, and research is stressed at all levels of the curriculum. The program is designed to produce graduates prepared to take on leadership duties in the field of Information Technology in general as well as in specific work settings such as healthcare and information security.
Program Format (MSIT)
All courses in the program are offered in an eight-week session format. Students can complete the Master of Science in Information Technology either in an accelerated (1 year) format or a regular (2 year) format. In the accelerated format, a student can take a total of 4 courses per semester divided up over two 8-week sessions. In the regular format, a student can take a total of 2 courses per semester divided up over two 8-week sessions.