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MS in IT - Project Management

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology - Project Management program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the development, planning, execution, and control of information technology projects. Read more about Kaplan University's MS in Information Technology program with a specialization in Project Management here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Information Technology - Project Management

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology program is designed for students who already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in computer science, management of information systems, information technology, or a related area. Students in the Master of Science in Information Technology program have the option of choosing a specialization, including project management. Students in this program have the opportunity to study the theories, practices, and principles governing information systems and how to use data to solve complex problems. The Project Management specialization emphasizes the development, planning, execution, and control of information technology projects. Students could be able to study how to analyze risk, control cost, and monitor scheduling.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

56 credits - Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Information Technology with a Specialization in Project Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements

  • IT 500: Critical Concepts and Competencies for the IT Professional (4 credits)
  • IT 510: System Analysis and Design (4 credits)
  • IT 511: Information Systems Project Management (4 credits)
  • IT 525: Database Design and Data Modeling (4 credits)
  • IT 526: SQL Query Design (4 credits)
  • IT 530: Computer Networks (4 credits)
  • IT 540: Management of Information Security (4 credits)
  • IT 590: Legal and Ethical Issues in IT (4 credits)
  • IT 599: Applied IT Master Project (4 credits)

Project Management Specialization Requirements

  • GM 591: Strategic Project Management (4 credits)
  • GM 592: Project Initiation, Planning, and Execution (4 credits)
  • GM 593: Project Cost and Schedule Monitoring and Controlling (4 credits)
  • GM 594: Project Risk, Quality, and Procurement Monitoring and Controlling (4 credits)
  • IT Elective (4 credits)

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Career Paths

Graduates of Kaplan University's MS in IT program with a specialization in Project Management have the opportunity to gain project management and analytical skills that could be applied to many positions in the information technology field. Students also have the opportunity to study systems design along with analysis and ethical practices that they could leverage in a variety of employment situations.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Information technology consultant
  • Network architect
  • Network manager
  • Database manager

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