Online Master's in Information Technology Degree

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UC Online’s Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is offered entirely online and can be completed in as little as one year! 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.

Professionals who have a strong background in a computing discipline, hold IT certificates, and/or have work experience in the field can be admitted directly into the Online M.S. in Information Technology 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 students might have in order to prepare them for the program.

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Program Focuses

Students learn how to develop software applications, networks, and systems that transform our digital lives in the area that best suits their interests. Classes in the master of science program include Technologies for Social Networking, Software Application Security, Human Computer Interaction, Principles of Cybersecurity, IT Infrastructure Sustainability, and Games for Learning and Simulation. You can view more course descriptions in our sample curriculum.

Thesis and Capstone Project Options

Prior to graduation, students can choose between writing a thesis or developing a capstone project. Those 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 capstone projects will work with faculty in their 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.

Information Technology Careers

Our online graduate program in I.T. is for professionals who have a passion for problem solving and technology. 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.

Graduates of the program typically work as app developers, software and network architects, chief technology officers, game designers, and more. You can see a comprehensive list of careers our alumni have pursued, as well as median wages and salaries.

Learn more about earning your Master’s in Information Technology degree online today!

The University of Cincinnati Online offers a convenient way to earn your Master’s in Information Technology degree from the comfort of your home. Interested in learning more about the program? Request more information today! Ready to apply? Start your application now!

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