Master of Science in Information Technology

Master of Science in Information Technology
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The University of Cincinnati’s approach to information technology is built around three 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. Whether you are just graduating with a Bachelor’s in IT, worked in IT for years, or are looking to change career paths, UC’s online MS IT program can help.

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


Online Master’s in Information Technology

Earn your master degree from the world renowned University of Cincinnati School of IT. Create a pathway that fits your needs and will help you achieve your career goals and aspirations. Our online program is ranked as one of the best schools for online learning at the master’s level by UC’s online Master of Science in Information Technology program was also ranked No. 10 by U.S. News and World Report.

Our smaller class sizes are intimate and designed to provide each student the opportunity to connect with their professors. The faculty and staff will work with you to guide you to the career of your dreams. Whether you have years of experience or are looking at changing careers, we have a pathway for you. We offer support both in and outside the classroom to ensure you graduate with the knowledge and skills you want.

Why the University of Cincinnati? Our Flexible Support Network

Our fully online Master of Science in Information Technology (MS IT) program comprises ten courses totaling 30 credit hours. You may be completed in less than two years. Designed to offer part-time flexibility and asynchronous scheduling, our master’s program in IT allows you to customize your study schedule to accommodate your busy life.

Our MS IT program faculty are technology professionals who are leaders in the industry, boasting extensive real-world experience and academic expertise. Additionally, you’ll have access to a dedicated Student Success Coordinator who will provide support from the moment you enroll until you graduate.

Beyond your classroom experiences, our program offers various professional development opportunities. You’ll have the chance to connect with students from around the world, leveraging their expertise both within the classroom and in your professional career. We facilitate networking through platforms like Discord, enhancing your overall learning experience.

Master of Science in Information Technology Program at UC

Students in the MS IT 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. These core courses will also provide you an overview of the IT landscape so that you can better choose which electives align with your interests.

We provide the flexibility for you to build your own personal curriculum around subject matter that will help support your goals. Since we are an online program, we have students from all over the world with differing backgrounds and career aspirations. When you join our MS IT 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.

Upon completion of your core and elective classes, you will be asked to complete a thesis or capstone project of your choice. These final courses will give you a chance to showcase your work and highlight the knowledge you gained while in the program.


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.

You can now earn a Certificate in Cybersecurity alongside your master’s degree at no additional cost. Learn more about our Data-Driven Cybersecurity Certificate.

Best Online College for Vets
UC Online is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program and believes in providing opportunities to Veterans not only locally, but across the United States. Our flexible and fully online curriculum makes it easy for veterans to balance school and life by logging on to class when it is convenient to you. For more information check out our military page or reach out to an advisor.
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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.
MSIT Student

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