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Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Degree

Online Information Technology Master's

The goal of the Master of Science in Information Technology degree is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant for the workforce. The program emphasizes problem-based and hands-on learning.

Next Start Date:
June 07, 2023
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Online, Houston
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Online Information Technology Master's Degree Program Details

Online Information Technology Master's Degree Program Outline

The IT Master's Degree is designed for students looking to pursue leadership roles in the fields of information technology.

This one-year master’s program is designed to help students develop, industry-relevant knowledge and skills they may be looking for to help them prepare for the next step in their career path.

In this specialized curriculum, you can study the skills needed to lead an organization’s information technology projects, processes, and department. The important areas covered include systems analysis & design, technical communication, software development lifecycle, global technology management, enterprise architecture, and emerging technologies.

Online Information Technology Master's degree courses can help you learn how to:

  • Assess and design IT architecture and systems for solutions to business needs.
  • Design plans for IT projects, programs, and operations.
  • Communicate technical information to internal and external stakeholders, including those with and without technical knowledge.
  • Research, evaluate, and select appropriate technologies to support business requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage processes specific to an IT domain.

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Information Technology Master's Degree Courses

Degree Requirements


Program Core
ITCO502 System Analysis and Design 4.5
ITCO512 Advanced Technical Communication 4.5
ITCO522 Software Development Management 4.5
ITCO532 Global Technology Management 4.5
ITCO542 Enterprise Architecture 4.5
ITCO552 Innovations and Emerging Media 4.5
ITCO592 Capstone 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 31.5
CYB500 Risk Analysis and Planning 4.5
CYB510 Human Factors in Cybersecurity 4.5
CYB520 Cybersecurity Laws and Ethics 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 13.5

Total Credit Hours : 45

Information Technology Master's Degree Classes Overview

In this industry-focused curriculum, you will have an opportunity to learn how to design, analyze, test, and implement systems. You can also explore software development management, global technology management, enterprise architecture, and technological innovations. You will have the opportunity to learn and apply advanced technical communications throughout the program. Courses focus on technical topics as well as legal and ethical issues.

For an Online Information Technology Master's Degree, your classes may include:

System Analysis and Design

This course focuses on advanced concepts in systems analysis, modeling, system design, testing, and implementation. Models covered in this course can include dynamic, static, and structural. Students have the opportunity to learn and use Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools.

Advanced Technical Communication

This course is designed to provide students with skills to create and present oral, written, and visual technical communication in a variety of forms and in different professional settings. Emphasis is placed on the importance of stakeholders, situational requirements, and various forms of communication. Featured forms of communication may include executive briefs, design specifications, project plans, user manuals, position papers, and formal recommendations.

Software Development Management

This course is designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge to oversee or lead software development. Topics can include the principles of object-oriented software development, software quality assurance, agile methodology, and scrum. No previous programming knowledge or skills are assumed.

Global Technology Management

This course focuses on the global nature of technology and the management of technology in the international business environment. Key concepts can include risk management, legal issues, ethical issues, cooperation, and competition.

Enterprise Architecture

This course focuses on enterprise systems architecture, and related tools and frameworks. Students will have the opportunity to analyze enterprise requirements and recommend specific architecture based on requirements. Infrastructure components of data, software, hardware, networks, and architecture are covered along with a focus on data storage, hyper scale computing, and risk management.

Innovations and Emerging Media

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about current information technology innovations and emerging media. Contemporary topics may include artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, IoT, autonomous vehicles, and digital media. Specific focus is placed on the resultant ethical, social, legal, and cultural issues such as net neutrality, broadband regulation, privacy, and intellectual property rights.

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