Online Master of Science in Information Technology

Students who select the online Master of Science in Information Technology obtain advanced technology skills in networking, cybersecurity, and information systems that prepare them for careers in industry, education or government.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

The online Master of Science in Information Technology program is designed to improve the technical skills of those students wishing to increase their knowledge of today’s cyber system infrastructure. This online program provides more technical depth in areas of networking, information systems, and cybersecurity to better support information technology related disciplines within engineering, education, or government agencies.

The Information Technology program focuses on developing the ability to conceptualize, organize and realize information technology projects that meet the needs of users within an organizational or societal context. Program coursework encompasses core technologies and a specialization area with a culminating portfolio or project.

Featured courses

Total of 30 credit hours and a portfolio. Students should see the academic unit for a complete list of approved coursework. Focus area electives total 15-18 credits.


Required

IFT 510 Principles of Computer and Information Technology (3)


Required

IFT 530 Information Analysis, Modeling, Representation & Communication (3)


Required

IFT 540 Software Development for Information Technology (3)


Required

IFT 598 Advanced Information Systems Security (3)


Electives

Computer Architecture and Information Security focus area


Electives

Information Systems Management and Systems Development focus area


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Science of Information Technology have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Network forensics engineer

Database architect

Network engineer

Cybersecurity specialist

Big data specialist

Information systems modeling

Network administrator

Prestigious faculty

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

Prestigious faculty

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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