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Master's in Information Technology Online MS in IT Program

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Register By: December 02 Classes Start: December 04

Earn your Master's in IT Online

  • $637/credit (36 credits total)
  • Transfer up to 12 graduate credits
  • Complete in as few as 15 months
  • Learn current IT tools and technologies
  • Increase your management potential
  • Get hands-on employable skills

Online Master's in Information Technology Program Overview

Learn to identify and implement technologies that drive growth and provide competitive differentiators for any organization. A Master of Science in Information Technology degree from Southern New Hampshire University can provide you with marketable IT skills that can help you serve as a bridge between IT and your organization’s management. This program emphasizes practical skills as you'll analyze business needs, determine information systems requirements and apply current technologies.

Organizations in every industry need IT professionals who can think beyond traditional IT support functions. The master’s in IT at SNHU can help you land a key IT role in a broad range of organizations.

What You'll Learn

  • Appropriate steps for ensuring information security
  • Collaborative problem-solving
  • Computer-based solutions to business challenges
  • Ethically sound, technology-informed compliance procedures
  • Risk assessment that informs change management processes

How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

Concentration Options

You'll also have the option to master a specialized skill set with one of our 7 industry-driven concentrations.

Career Outlook

With the growing demand for more business professionals with IT expertise, graduates of this program will be prepared for a variety of employment opportunities. As businesses increase cybersecurity measures and integrate automation to perform repetitive tasks, IT professionals continue to be sought in high demand.1

SNHU’s information technology master's program is designed to accommodate career changes as well as those already in the field looking to advance their role in the industry. Upon graduation, you'll have the skills needed to take your next step.

Where Could You Work?

Common industries that employ computer and information technology professionals, according to the BLS1, include:


Develop and improve secure, effective software and hardware. Work in collaboration with engineers and other specialists to solve problems, test solutions and build new systems.

Insurance Companies

Design and build high-performing, efficient databases to house important information. Plan and implement strategies for maintaining database security.

Computer Systems Design Firms

Install, maintain and upgrade network hardware and software to fit the needs of a particular organization. Train staff to use systems properly.


Support students, faculty and staff by troubleshooting and fixing computer or other technology problems.


Plan and execute experiments to test new software. Identify risks, and create innovative solutions to mitigate those risks.


Use computer languages, like C++ and Java, to write, test and fix programs. Use programming knowledge to make necessary updates and changes.

Job Growth and Salary

Job Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for computer and information technology occupations will grow by 15% through 2031, a rate much faster than average.1


The median annual salary for computer and information technology jobs was $97,430 in May 2021.1

Understanding the numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors—like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Information Technology Degree

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100% Online - With No Set Class Times

Linda Charlton-Gunderson '20

"I loved SNHU because I am working full time. Being online allowed me to work and study on my schedule."

Courses & Curriculum

From developing computer-based solutions to business problems to collaborating and communicating effectively, the online IT curriculum provides a look at current IT topics and applications that you’ll learn at SNHU.

The skills you'll gain in this program will prepare you to step into a variety of leadership roles in the IT field. Throughout your courses, you'll deepen your understanding in crucial areas of information technology, including:

  • Object Oriented Application Development
  • Innovations in Information Technology
  • Technical Communication
  • Operating Systems
  • Telecommunications and Networking
  • Principles of Database Design

Graduate Experiential Learning

Aaron Guyett with the text Aaron GuyettAdditionally, you may also participate in Graduate Experiential Learning. You could take part in cyber competitions, learn cloud computing or analyze real-world data — and even get credit for it. SNHU's 3-credit STEM experiential learning course gives you the invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience and a critical edge in the workforce.

"The experiential learning AWS (Amazon Web Services) course allowed me to get real-world experience that led to a certification that will help me advance my career. The presentation of course material and support from the instructor helped to give me and my peers the tools to become a cloud professional," said Aaron Guyett, a student in the MS in IT with a concentration in Web Design and Development program.

Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Through our Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, SNHU proudly supports cybersecurity students across the globe. To learn more about our contributions to the field, and connect with our academic leaders, visit our Cybersecurity Center of Excellence page.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,911 $637 $9,555 
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)*
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
*Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs:
Course Materials ($ varies by course). Foundational courses may be required based on your undergraduate course history, which may result in additional cost.

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