A Master of Science in Information Technology degree is a vital tool in today's competitive business environment. Organizations in every industry seek IT professionals who can think beyond traditional computer programming and basic technology expertise. Learn how to bridge the gaps between communications, IT and business management and increase your marketable skills with the MS in IT degree program at Southern New Hampshire University.
SNHU's Master's in Information Technology program is recognized by the Professional Science Master's (PSM) national office as a Professional Science Master's program.* The PSM is an innovative degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics while developing workplace skills valued by employers.
The master’s in information technology online degree program from SNHU helps you master a specialized skill set and further focus on one of seven highly relevant niches. The MS in IT program features seven concentrations in addition to the general track. No matter which track you choose, you’ll take a deep dive into the foundational understanding of technology, communication skills and contemporary issues in the field. It all adds up to the leverage you need to land a principal role in a broad range of industries.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your degree at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a professional resume.
With the growing demand for more business professionals with IT expertise, graduates of this program will be prepared for a variety of employment opportunities. You can pursue careers such as a systems architect, systems software manager, systems analyst, business analyst, data processing manager, director of information technology or chief information officer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that many IT careers will grow through 2026, including systems analyst (9%), software developer (24%), web developer (13%) and information systems manager (12%).*
Through our Cyber Security Center of Excellence, SNHU proudly supports cyber security students across the globe. To learn more about our contributions to the field, and connect with our academic leaders, visit our Cyber Security Center of Excellence page.
Curriculum in the master’s in information technology online program offers an in-depth look at the latest IT topics and applications. The skills you'll gain in this program will prepare you to step into a variety of leadership roles in the IT field.
SNHU provides cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
Total Credits: 36
Windows 7* or newer
Note: If your computer runs on Windows 7, see the information regarding Windows 7 End of Life below
CD/DVD drive. External hard drive. Extra power cord. Headphones/earbuds
*Windows 7 End of Life Statement for Students
Effective Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. What does this mean for you?
As part of the continuing evolution of computer systems, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows 7. Keeping your computer current with security updates helps your computer run better and protect your information. Since Microsoft will no longer release updates, the information on your computer will be more vulnerable and your computer may not function as well.
We strongly recommend you update to Windows 10 at your earliest convenience. You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
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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.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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