Master of Science in Information Technology

CTU’s Master of Science in Information Technology program offers an in-depth exploration of the ever-growing challenges enterprises face and the critical information technologies used to manage those challenges. Its goal is to help you acquire the technical and strategic leadership skills needed to design, build, integrate and manage information technology systems and programs, and consistently tune IT strategies and offerings in alignment with the enterprise’s business goals and processes. The core courses provide a foundation in strategic management, project management, network infrastructure management, enterprise system architecture, systems security management and enterprise data management technology.

CTU offers four specializations for the Master of Science in Information Technology, allowing students to focus their degrees.

CTU’s online Master of Science in Information Technology degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.*

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    48
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    CS651Computer Systems Security Foundations4
    CS663Enterprise Systems Architecture4
    IT621Enterprise Data Management4
    IT640Networking and Telecommunications4
    MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments4
    PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations4
    Total Credit Hours:24
    Courses: Specialization
    ELE Select 4 credit hours from 600-level Business, CS or IT4
    ELESelect 16 credit hours of electives from the list below16
    IT697Information Technology Capstone4
    Total Credit Hours:24
    Courses: Electives
    CS631Digital Forensics4
    CS632Data and Applications Security4
    CS652Operating Systems Security4
    CS653Network Security4
    CS654Security Management4
    CS660Database Systems4
    CS683Data Warehouse4
    IT622Business Intelligence Systems & Methods4
    IT642Network Administration4
    IT643Enterprise Network Architecture4
    IT644IT Governance and Risk Management4
    IT645Virtual Systems4
    IT698Advanced Research & Study in Data Management4

    Other elective courses by approval only

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Preparatory Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Information Technology degree program is designed to provide technical depth in the issues and concerns for enterprise level solutions. In order to achieve this depth a solid foundation in Computer Science (CS) or Information Technology (IT) is required. Students without a CS or IT undergraduate degree must demonstrate at least two years of work experience in the field. Students who have successfully completed Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program meet the requirements necessary to gain entrance into the MSIT program.

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    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity-- starting with the right master’s degree program. Potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in Information Technology degree include: 2

    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Engineer
    • Firmware Engineer
    • Software Developer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Applications Engineer
    • Business Systems Analyst
    • Business Analyst
    • Application Developer
    • Software Development Engineer
    • Senior Systems Engineer

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