Master of Science in Information Technology Online

General

Program Description

The Empire State College, Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree is a thirty-three (33)* credit, online program designed to attract IT professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields who wish to advance their career opportunities in information technology industries. The mission of the MSIT program is to equip students with the advanced knowledge, skills and IT competencies required to be effective leaders in diverse, multi-disciplinary IT enterprises. The program offers an in-depth understanding of information technology and security as well as social, legal, and managerial issues in the field.

*The MSIT degree will require 33 to 36 credits based on whether the student can demonstrate competencies in the foundation areas. Along with general requirements for a graduate degree, applicants must demonstrate foundation knowledge in computer programming and computer networks. Applicants who are lacking these prerequisites will take one MSIT foundation course as a part of their degree program.

Ideal for those working or planning to work in the following areas:

  • Information security
  • Web technology
  • Digital forensics
  • Web programming
  • Client and server site technology
  • Cyber security

Program Design

This program is delivered through online instruction, providing flexibility and convenience for busy individuals balancing work, family and personal obligations. Students may complete the program on a full-time or part-time schedule. Full-time enrollment for students who want to complete the program in 20 months requires enrolling in 9 credits per term and in 3 to 6 credits during the summer terms. Part-time students may complete the program in 24-27 months.

Last updated Aug 2020

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SUNY Empire was established in 1971 by the SUNY Board of Trustees and then-chancellor and future United States Commissioner of Education Ernest L. Boyer as a distinctive statewide SUNY institution foc ... Read More

SUNY Empire was established in 1971 by the SUNY Board of Trustees and then-chancellor and future United States Commissioner of Education Ernest L. Boyer as a distinctive statewide SUNY institution focused on nontraditional teaching and learning, where college faculty mentors guide learners through designing an individual degree program within 12 broad areas. Read less
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