MS in IT: Project Management

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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management program offers the opportunity to study the phases of a project. Learn more about Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program is it?

The Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management program at Kaplan University is offered online. This program is designed to focus on system analysis and design, information systems project management, database design, and computer networks. Specialization courses offer students the opportunity to study project initiation, planning, execution, scheduling, risk, quality, and procurement and strategic project management. This program includes a 4-credit applied information technology master project where students investigate a topic.

What are the prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management program, applicants must already have a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, information systems, management of information systems, or a similar field. In addition, applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED. Since the program is offered online, applicants need access to a computer.

What are the course requirements?

To earn the Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management from Kaplan University you must complete 56 credits. This includes 36 core course requirements and 20 specialization credits. Of the specialization credits, 4 are information technology electives. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Core Requirements

  • Critical Concepts and Competencies for the IT Professional
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Database Design and Data Modeling
  • SQL Query Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Management of Information Security
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
  • Applied IT Master Project

Project Management Specialization Courses

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Project Initiation, Planning, and Execution
  • Project Cost and Schedule Monitoring and Controlling
  • Project Risk, Quality, and Procurement Monitoring and Controlling
  • IT Elective

What could I do after I graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management program could be prepared to pursue leadership positions in the information technology field. Responsibilities could include meeting a business's goals using technology, as well as scheduling, cost control, or risk management.

Positions that graduates could pursue include*:

  • Chief information officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Computer and information systems manger
  • Computer information specialist
  • Information technology manager
  • Management information systems director
  • Project manager