Careers: MS Information Technology

December 01, 2019
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In today’s rapidly evolving world, companies demand qualified information technology professionals who can protect their data and create ingenious products. Through this innovative online master’s degree in IT, students study user experience design and discover how network forensics work. You will also learn how to create mobile applications. From cyber security through systems administration and social media technologies, our comprehensive curriculum prepares you for a fulfilling career in technology.

The UC Online MSIT curriculum consists of 9 hours of core courses, 15 hours of electives and 6 hours of Capstone or Thesis. The section below showcases a selection of courses offered at the University of Cincinnati Online. Bridge Courses (12 credit hours) are required only for students who have an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 or have no background in information technology.

To learn more about our curriculum, we encourage you to request information about the MSIT program today.

Career Paths

Career paths could include designing, writing and testing code for learning games and multiplayer games, including collaborating with large teams on game development. Or, for those graduates interested in the world of mobile apps, this degree can open the door to a career as a software developer, using the latest technologies to create useful, intuitive designs.

Graduates could work for corporations large and small, improving online security and protecting a company’s systems from malicious code. In a similar vein, information technologists can use cyber forensics to analyze attacks. They can determine the origin and method of the attack and the extent of any damage, as well as to uncover system vulnerabilities. They can also design and maintain computer or network systems, ensuring the systems are sustainable and scalable.

By the numbers

“Careers in information technology are expected to grow by 13% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the national average for all industries."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
"In May 2017, the average median annual salary for an IT professional was $84,580. However, this figure could increase depending on position, industry and seniority within an organization."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
Graduates of our IT master’s degree program hold many different job titles, including:
  • Network analyst, consultant or engineer
  • Application developer
  • Game designer
  •  Game creative director
  • Computer security specialist
  •  Information systems security analyst
  • Distributed systems engineer
  • Software architect
  • Network architect
  • Application integration engineer
  • Information technology analyst
  • Senior game designer
  • Senior instructional designer
  • Systems administrator
  • Information technology director
  • Systems analyst
  •  Data security administrator
  • Chief technology officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Intrusion detection specialist
  •  Computer forensics investigator
  • Social app developer
  • Business owner

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The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.

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