Master of Science in Information Technology

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Are you interested in building your technical knowledge and further developing your managerial skills? You might be a candidate for Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Information Technology program. Read more details about this online master's degree program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Master of Science in Information Technology program at Purdue University Global is designed to help you build the skills needed to provide real solutions for various IT issues, such as systems and network security, information system quality, IT project development, and business intelligence systems. In the core curriculum, you might take courses that address the system development life cycle, project management knowledge areas, database design methodologies, types of networks and network operating systems, risk management, and security compliance. You can choose an area of concentration from among those in project management, business intelligence, or information security. The program ends with your choice of either a two-part internship where you will be mentored by an IT professional in a corporate setting or a capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must complete an introductory course in information technology principles as a prerequisite requirement for this MS program. Undergraduate coursework in computer science is helpful before enrollment. Applicants to Purdue University Global's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The completion of 60 credits is required to earn the MS in Information Technology from Purdue University Global. This credit total includes 40 credits in core courses and 20 credits in an area of concentration.

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
IT504Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment
IT510System Analysis and Design
IT511Information Systems Project Management
IT513Writing and Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
IT525Database Design and Data Modeling
IT526SQL Query Design
IT530Computer Networks
IT540Management of Information Security
IT590Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
Choose one of the following:
IT597 & IT598Master's Level Information Technology Internship I and II
IT599Master's Capstone in Information Technology

Concentration/Elective Courses

Take five courses of open electives or in one of the following concentration areas:
Business Intelligence and Analytics
Information Security and Assurance
Project Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Information Technology program, you could be ready to pursue supervisory or upper management roles in corporate IT departments. You might be responsible for overseeing areas of programming, network security, database management, or systems design and implementation.

Positions you could possibly pursue include:

  • Chief technology officer
  • Senior IT project manager
  • Data analytics manager
  • Chief information officer
  • Senior systems analyst