MS in Information Technology

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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology program, nonspecialized track, gives students the opportunity to study how to manage technology in a business environment. Learn more about the Master of Science in Information Technology program at Kaplan University here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of program is it?

The Master of Science in Information Technology program at Kaplan University is offered online. Students have the opportunity to study system analysis and design, information systems project management, database design, computer networks, information security management, and legal and ethical issues in information technology. This program includes a 4-credit applied information technology master project. For this project, students investigate a topic, examine other approaches, and propose a solution. Specializations include business intelligence, project management, and information security and assurance.

What are the prerequisites?

To enroll in Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology program, applicants must already have a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, information systems, or management of information systems. 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?

The Master of Science in Information Technology program at Kaplan University consists of 52 credits. Students take 40 credits of core requirements and 12 credits of electives. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Master of Science in Information Technology 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
  • Managing Technology in a Business Environment
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
  • Applied IT Master Project

What could I do after I graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology program could be prepared to pursue leadership positions in the information technology field, including work in software development, network security, Internet operations, or using technology to assisting with meeting a business's goals.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Chief information officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Computer information specialist
  • Computer programmer
  • Information systems manager
  • Information technology director
  • Technical consultant