Master of Science in Information Technology - General

Successful organizations use technology to find solutions to a variety of business challenges, and senior level personnel who understand how to use technology may have the opportunity to be effective contributors to the bottom line. CTU’s Master of Science in Information Technology - general degree program is designed to help students prepare with the professional skills necessary to consistently align an enterprise’s IT strategies and offerings to its business goals and processes. The Master of Science in Information Technology also challenges students to embrace the latest IT technologies in the interest of serving an enterprise’s customers securely and efficiently.

For the third year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Information Technology degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs 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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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Apply innovative leadership strategies and skills
    • Explain the concepts of telecommunications and networking, security, database design, and system architecture at an enterprise level
    • Demonstrate breadth of knowledge and understanding of the field of Information Technology.
    • Employ project management techniques
    • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to design, build, integrate and manage
    • Information Technology systems and programs necessary for the operation of an organization
    • Develop and implement plans and strategies for deployment of Information Technology Architecture within an enterprise
    • Critically evaluate issues and troubleshoot problems that affect the Information Technology infrastructure of an organization
    • Conduct professional, scholarly, applied research
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