Information Technology, MS
Cost: per credit hour
The Master of Science in Information Technology offers an interdisciplinary, broad-based curriculum for this professional degree. Students take courses from a range of disciplines that include math and computer science, electrical and computer engineering, communications, and management information systems. The program has a practical orientation that emphasizes hands-on learning and real-world experience in collaborative projects.
This interdisciplinary program allows students to tailor a curriculum around their interests in fields as diverse as Computer Networking, Security, Data Mining, Web Design, Web Commerce, Systems Administration, Wireless Connectivity and so forth.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree on entering the program. They should be able to show competence in at least one modern programming language (such as C, C++, Pascal, Java, or related languages), familiarity with the use of a modern operating system, and experience with applications on multiple hardware platforms.
The master’s candidate must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours including one course treating modern object-oriented design in a language such as C++; one course treating the principles of computing and telecommunication systems; one course in the management of technology; three courses in application of information technology; six credits of project work; additional credits can include course or project work.