Master of Science in Information Technology

Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Information Technology degree program is designed to help students prepare to build advanced foundations in the IT environment, including enterprise data management, networking and telecommunications, and information systems security. Students in the MSIT program select a general option or one of three areas of study.

Occupations in the IT field are expected grow faster than average from 2014 to 2024, with more than 488,500 new jobs becoming available during this time.1

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.2

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
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4
    CS663 Enterprise Systems Architecture 4
    IT621 Enterprise Data Management 4
    IT640 Networking and Telecommunications 4
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4
    Total Credit Hours: 24
    Courses: Specialization
    ELE Select 4 credit hours from 600-level Business, CS or IT 4
    ELE Select 16 credit hours of electives from the list below 16
    IT697 Information Technology Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 24
    Courses: Electives
    CS631 Digital Forensics 4
    CS632 Data and Applications Security 4
    CS652 Operating Systems Security 4
    CS653 Network Security 4
    CS654 Security Management 4
    CS660 Database Systems 4
    CS683 Data Warehouse 4
    IT622 Business Intelligence Systems & Methods 4
    IT642 Network Administration 4
    IT643 Enterprise Network Architecture 4
    IT644 IT Governance and Risk Management 4
    IT645 Virtual Systems 4
    IT698 Advanced Research & Study in Data Management 4
    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.

  • Tuition

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

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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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Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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Colorado Springs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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Aurora (Denver Area) - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm (visited August 2, 2017).

2. Learn more about the U.S. News rankings for Colorado Technical University’s online degree programs.