Master of Science in Information Technology - Project Management

IT project managers work to ensure projects come in on-time, within budget and with high-quality standards. They manage all aspects of an IT project including budget, resources, time and staffing. Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Information Technology with a network management specialization is designed to help you understand the capabilities of various networking technologies, equipment and software.

The core courses offer a foundation in strategic management, project management, network infrastructure management, enterprise system architecture, systems security management, and enterprise data management technology. The concentration curriculum focuses on contracts and procurement, scheduling and cost control techniques, project planning and computer science or IT courses.

For four years in a row, CTU made U.S. News & World Report’s list of best online graduate computer information technology programs.1

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Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
CTU's Master of Science in Information Technology - Project Management degree program is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)*

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TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Program Details

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    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
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    PM610 Project Planning, Execution and Closure 4
    PM620 Schedule and Cost Control Techniques 4
    PM630 Contracting and Procurement in Project Management 4
    ELE Select 8 credit hours from 600-level Computer Science or IT courses 8
    IT697 Information Technology Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 24

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    MSIT Foundation Requirements

    The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid information technology background. Therefore, the MSIT program requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core information technology disciplines to be successful.

    Students entering into the MSIT program without a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, cybersecurity, or information systems will be required to successfully complete two MSIT foundation courses (IT502 and IT504) covering the following discipline areas of information technology: networking; network security; virtualization; cloud computing; information system architecture; and database systems.

    If a student can show evidence of satisfying the foundation course objectives through coursework from an accredited institution, the foundation requirement can be waived.

    The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate information technology degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.

    The MSIT foundation course IT502 must be completed and passed prior to beginning courses in the MSIT program. Students will need to complete and pass IT504 prior to the end of the first quarter.

    Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Success department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

    Students who do not meet the MSIT foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MSIT program.
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