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MS in Information Technology

Students of Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Information Technology program have the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge of networking, databases, programming, and information security. Find more details about this online graduate degree here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Information Technology

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking to enter this program should have taken undergraduate courses in computer science or a related area. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

From database design to systems analysis, the Master of Science in Information Technology offered by Purdue University Global provides students with the opportunity to build upon knowledge gained in an undergraduate program. The core coursework provides study in IT project management processes, data modeling, SQL programming, wireless and voice networks, network operating systems, and security risk identification and analysis. The program could help students develop crucial decision-making, critical thinking, and managerial skills they could apply in IT environments. As part of this program, students can choose to complete a project or thesis or participate in an internship that allows them to be mentored by an IT professional.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Information Technology:

In this graduate program, students will be required to complete 40 credits of core courses, which includes the choice of a capstone or two-part internship, as well as 20 credits in a chosen area of concentration. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (40 credits)

  • Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Writing and Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
  • Database Design and Data Modeling
  • SQL Query Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Management of Information Security
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
  • Choose one of the following:
  • Master's-Level Information Technology Internship I & II
  • Master's Capstone in Information Technology

Elective Courses (20 credits)

  • Electives in one of the following concentrations:
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics
    • Information Security and Assurance
    • Project Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Following graduation from the MS in Information Technology program, students could apply what they have learned about database management, information security tools, and networking configurations and systems covered in their studies to mid- or upper management positions in IT departments. They could seek work in small or large corporations, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Database administrator
  • Director of information technology
  • Information security analyst
  • Chief technology officer
  • Senior computer network manager

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