Advances in information technology have brought fundamental changes to business and government worldwide. Technology is no longer the exclusive realm of specialists. Managers in organizations that rely on IT must develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in the core areas of IT as well as complementary management knowledge, skills, and abilities. The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is an interdisciplinary degree that achieves these dual educational goals. Students entering the program are expected to be familiar with at least one programming language.
It takes a minimum of 36 semester credit hours to complete the MSIT degree. The MSIT program consists of Core Courses covering the foundations of computer science and information technology and Concentration Courses covering specific knowledge in a predefined concentration. Students pursue one of three concentrations: IT Management, IT Project Management, or Management Information Systems.
MSIT Program Objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of computer architecture, database management systems and information technology
Analyze clients' business needs and requirements
Translate business requirements into IT requirements in designing IT projects
Apply IT project management principles to manage IT projects
Analyze risk and quality issues and economic implications for clients' IT projects
Apply communication skills effectively to communicate with clients and IT professionals