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Master of Science in Information Technology

Commonwealth University's M.S. Information Technology program prepares you to be a leader and innovator in high-demand career fields.

Degrees & Offerings
  • M.S.
Location
  • Online
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Program Overview

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    Program Delivery - Offered 100% online through accelerated, 6-week courses.

  • Program Length - 30 credit hours: Complete in less than 1 year or work at your own pace.
  • Flexible Start Dates - Applications are accepted for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
  • AACSB Accreditation - It's the gold standard for MBA programs, the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs.
  • Career Preparation - The MS IT program will prepare you to be a leader and innovator in high-demand career fields. Our graduates are prepared to advance their careers in Analytics and Business Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Project Management, and Application Development. Across the nation, the need for highly trained IT professionals is growing daily, with 17% job growth in IT-related fields through 2026 and a Median IT Salary of $86K, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Simple Admission Process - We do not require GRE/GMAT tests for admission.

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Courses and Curriculum

Required Core Courses - 21 credits

INFT.510 Business Application, Development, Programming, and Evaluation
INFT.522 Data Analytics for Business Strategy
INFT.520 Business Intelligence and Analytics
INFT.528 Data Preparation for Analytics Processing
INFT.530 Enterprise Architecture and Cybersecurity
INFT.570 Managing Innovation and Projects
INFT.572 Strategic Information and Technology Management

Elective Specialty Courses - 6 credits

Select any two (2)
INFT.506 Blockchain
INFT.550 E-Business Technologies
INFT.568 Healthcare Informations
INFT.557 Healthcare Analytics
INFT.590 Special Topics in Information Technology
IDT.530 Foundations of Visual Design for Learners
IDT.560 Multimedia Productions
IDT.570 Intro to Website Dev
IDT.548 Learning Analytics
IDT.588 Learning Management System Administration

Thesis/Capstone Experience - 3 credits

INFT.594 Information Technology Practicum

Requirements:

  • Application
  • College transcripts
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
  • No GMAT/GRE required
  • Q: What degree is needed to be admitted?
    A: This program is the perfect complement to any undergraduate major. Whether you majored in Business, History, Computer Science, or English - you’d be a great fit!
  • Q: How is the program delivered?
    A: Courses are offered as accelerated, 6-week courses - perfect for part-time students, working professionals, or non-traditional learners.
  • Q: How long does it take to complete the program?
    A: Full-time students can complete the program in a year. Part-time students generally complete in two years.
  • Q: What career options can I pursue with this degree?
    A: Your career options will be varied - but you’ll be in high demand! Recent alumni have accepted positions as a Business Intelligence Analyst, Senior Product Analyst, Global Information Systems Manager, HR Business Process Specialist, and Technology Security Analyst.
  • Q: When can I start?
    A: Applications are accepted for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
  • Q: Do I need to take the GRE in order to apply?
    A. No - the GRE is not required for admission.

ONWARD AND UPWARD

 AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities not found at other schools.
Accreditation
Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.
17.4%
Expected Job Growth
in IT-related fields nationally through 2026
$86K
Median IT Salary
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers

Regionally and across the nation, the need for highly trained Information Technology professionals is vast and growing daily. Our graduates are prepared to advance their careers in: analytics and business intelligence, big data, cybersecurity, software engineering, IT project management, cloud computing, block chain, health informatics, innovation, and other rapidly growing IT fields.

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Computer and Information Research Scientist
  • IT Analyst
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Database Administrator
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • IT Project Manager
  • Data Modeling
  • Warehousing and Database Administration

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I wanted a program that would allow me to seamlessly continue my education, and Commonwealth University's M.S in I.T program offered that through their 4+1 program. Halfway through completing my master's degree, I was offered a full-time position and still had the flexibility to train for and begin my new career. I wouldn't have had the opportunity to earn my master's while starting a new chapter in my life anywhere else.

Emily Jackson, '21/'22
MSIT
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Program Contacts

Mehall

Scott Mehall

  • Assistant Professor Department of Technology, Analytics, and Workforce Learning
  • Bloomsburg

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