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MS in Information Technology - Software Application Development Concentration

Students who have a desire to learn advanced IT skills, including software development, may want to look into the Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Application Development program offered by Southern New Hampshire University. Keep reading to learn more about how this online graduate degree program works.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Application Development

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Students considering the Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Application Development most likely have an interest in software development, computer science, or information technology. They may already have some computer and programming knowledge as well as strong analytical skills. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University master's degree programs must have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Application Development program focuses on helping students develop advanced IT skills that can be used to design, test, and produce software that meets the needs of users. Courses will help students learn to analyze their audience to determine needs and to work with programming teams that complete the coding process. In addition, concentration courses cover software life cycle models, modeling techniques, design patterns, mobile application framework and design, and distributed web application development. The core IT courses can help students develop advanced skills in managing information technology systems, project management, computer networks, and technical communication.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Application Development:

Core Information Technology Courses

  • IT 505: Core Technologies
  • IT 510: Advanced Information Technology
  • IT 511: Object Oriented Application Development
  • IT 515: Innovations in Information Technology
  • IT 520: Technical Communication
  • IT 600: Operating Systems
  • IT 625: Information Technology Project and Team Management
  • IT 640: Telecommunications and Networking
  • IT 650: Principles of Database Design
  • IT 700: Capstone in Information Technology

Software Application Development Concentration Courses

  • IT 632: Software Design and Modeling
  • IT 633: Mobile Application Development
  • IT 634: Distributed Application Development

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After completing SNHU's MS in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Application Development program, graduates could have the skills and knowledge to qualify for a variety of IT positions, including those related to creating games, software, and applications that people can use on computers, phones, and/or mobile devices. Some of the positions graduates could pursue include:

  • IT Manager
  • Technology Project Manager
  • Applications Developer
  • Director of Information Technology

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