Master of Science in Information Technology

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The University of Cincinnati Online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program allows its students to choose one of four focus areas for study: IT Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Game Development and Mobile/Social Applications.

Program Overview

Graduate work in information technology is for professionals who have a passion for problem solving and technology. Learning about new technology and how it can be used to solve our most important issues is the driving force behind those who pursue IT. Using strong interpersonal skills to communicate project details with team members, project managers, clients, and end users, IT professionals conduct quality analysis research and have strong reasoning, problem-solving, and systems-analysis skills.  

The MSIT program provides a choice of focus: cybersecurity; IT infrastructure; game development: or, mobile and social development that prepares students to develop software applications, networks, and systems that transform our digital lives.

Those professionals with a strong background in a computing discipline, IT certificates, and/or work experience in the field, can be admitted directly into the MSIT program. However, anyone can seek admittance into the program upon the completion of up to four IT bridge courses regardless of academic or professional background. These courses are designed to bridge any gap in knowledge to prepare for the MSIT.

Prior to graduation, students can choose between writing a thesis or developing a project as the capstone for their program. Graduate students who choose to write a thesis will work closely with university faculty to create a solution to an information technology issue and then prepare a paper for publication. Students who develop projects will work with faculty in the student’s own area of interest to identify and solve an IT issue. These projects often serve as the student’s launch pad for their career or the basis for a new business.

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Quick Facts

  • The application deadline for Fall 2017:
    • International students was June 30, 2017
    • Domestic students is August 1, 2017
  • The application deadline for Spring 2018:
    • International students is November 1, 2017
    • Domestic students is December 1, 2017
  • Fall online classes begin August 21, 2017; Spring online classes begin January 8, 2018

 

Calendar

Next Start Date

August 21

Application

Application Deadline

August 1 for Domestic Students

Clock

Credit Hours

30

Graduation Cap

Est. Time to Complete

1 year full time or 2 years part time (maximum of 3 years)