MS Information Technology

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The University of Cincinnati’s approach to Information Technology is built around 3 core principles: Hands on technical skills, problem-solving skills, and communication skills. Our students graduate with an understanding of technology but more importantly they understand people and organizations that allow them to create solutions that enhance lives.

Our Master’s in Information Technology is designed as a flexible space for IT professionals to expand their knowledge on the subject. Whether you are just graduating with a Bachelor’s in IT, worked in IT for years, or are looking to change career paths completely, UC Online’s MSIT program can help.

Learning about new technology and how it can be used to solve the world’s most pressing issues is a driving force for those who pursue a Master of Science in Information Technology degree.

What is IT?

Best IT Program 2021

UC Online’s Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is ranked one of the top programs in the country by US News & World Report.

Master of Science in Information Technology Program at UC Online

Students in the MSIT program are required to complete the 3 core IT classes that give you the skills needed to be successful in a future information technology career. In addition to that, we provide the flexibility for you to build your own personal curriculum around subject matter that interests you. Since we are an online program, we have students from all over the world with differing backgrounds and career goals. When you join our MSIT program, you are also joining a network of students all with similar goals that are willing to share their experience and knowledge to help you grow professionally.

Our curriculum includes user experience design, network forensics, mobile application development, systems administration, and the ever-growing vertical of cybersecurity.

Introductory IT Classes Student
Bridge Courses
The faculty of UC Online’s MSIT program believe in supporting anyone that is looking to advance their knowledge in Information Technology. That includes career changers and those with limited IT backgrounds. That is why they developed a series of Bridge Courses. These introductory classes will give you the foundation and understanding to jump into our Master’s program without a Bachelor’s in IT.
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Why UC Online?

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Program Highlights Include:

  • Consists of 10 courses, totaling 30 credit hours, and can be completed in less than two years 100% online.
  • Is led by a faculty of technology professionals at the forefront of the industry with extensive real-world experience and academic expertise.
  • Has a GRE waiver available for qualified applicants.
  • Has part-time flexibility & asynchronous scheduling which means you can create a schedule that fits around your busy life.
  • Offers bridge courses if students do not have an IT bachelor’s degree or an IT background.

Nationally Recognized Cybersecurity Program

National Security AgencyThe University of Cincinnati is one of only a few institutions in the country to have a National Security Agency (NSA)-sponsored National Centers of Academic Excellence in both cyber defense and cyber operations.

Our School of Information Technology received several grants from the NSA, National Science Foundation and Ohio state government to support its cybersecurity education program.

We are also home to the Ohio Cyber Range Institute, a virtual environment where participants can learn about cybersecurity and practice defending networks against threats of all kinds.

IT Career Paths

While it is hard to predict the technologies that will shape the Information Age in the future, skilled IT workers with experience in current and new technologies will continue to be in demand and IT careers are among the highest paying today.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fields of computer and information technology are expected to grow at a rate of 11% in the next 10 years and the median salary is $91,250, which is nearly double that of annual wages for all occupations.

Professionals that graduate with a masters in IT work in public and private companies, for small and large enterprises, in a variety of roles – from software architects to cybersecurity analysts. IT professionals who have earned a Master’s in Information Technology degree online can use their education to distinguish themselves from others in the workforce.

IT Careers
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cloud Architect
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Data Science/Analytics Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IS/IT Manager
  • IT Risk Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Video Game Designer
Student Testimonials
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“I’ve been extremely pleased with my experience so far in the MS IT program here at the University of Cincinnati. The professors have been responsive and available when I’ve needed help, and have designed their courses in ways that encourage online interaction among students. I’m excited to continue my studies and get my degree!”

Andrew H.
Expected to graduate MS IT Spring 2020

Is UC Online right for me?

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Our tuition is very affordable. Many students use FAFSA to cover tuition cost.
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