Master of Science in Information Technology

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Reach your career goals with an information technology degree

There is a growing demand for leadership roles in information technology. Our MSIT program is vital in today’s highly competitive business and technology environments. Companies in nearly every industry are constantly searching for professionals who have the necessary knowledge and experience to be leaders in information technology. 

Graduates from the MSIT degree program will be prepared for roles in data analysis, data and information systems management, cyber and network security, leadership, and marketing.

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CREDITS

16

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Information Technology Degree Overview

University of the Potomac’s Master of Science in Information Technology program gives students an advantageous mix of cyber/network preparation with marketable leadership skills for planning and implementing critical computer activities in an organization and managing IT professionals. Graduates will be empowered with the knowledge and skills required to work as IT managers or cybersecurity specialists in U.S. business organizations and government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international entities. You can earn your MSIT online or at one of our convenient campuses.

Adityah Singh

Aditya Singh

Principal Business Data Analyst

“Potomac is more than an education. The university provides better career prospects, valuable employability skills, personal development and a world of opportunity. “

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Information Technology Courses & Curriculum

Students complete 36 credits, the eight courses in the core and select one of the four-course concentrations. All courses are three credits.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

24 credits
  • BUS 510 Strategic Management
  • CBSC 500 Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • CBSC 510 Cloud Computing from the Ground Up
  • CBSC 520 Data Analysis
  • CBSC530 Cyber Crime and Homeland Security
  • MCAP520 Enterprise Data Management and Administration
  • MGMT610 Executive Leadership
  • MPM 610 Project Management Structure and Culture

Information Technology Requirements & Outcomes

Graduates of the Master in Information Technology will be able to:

  • Lead complex projects from today’s information technology perspective.
  • Develop information systems as strategic tools to provide competitive advantage.
  • Quickly adapt to new technologies and the volatile global environment.
  • Effectively identify and implement solutions through key leadership skills.

General Admission Requirements

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)

Graduate Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general requirements listed to the left, applicants for a graduate program must provide the following:

  • An undergraduate degree in order to enroll in University of the Potomac master’s programs: four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in other countries.
  • International applicants 16 with a 3-year undergraduate degree may be admitted on the recommendation of the Admission Committee which will be based on students’ preparation.
  • Two Letters of recommendation from individuals who may be a direct supervisor or university faculty member. *This requirement may be waived for those students with Master level transfer credits*.
  • One required essay, in MSWord document form, addressing the student’s preparation for the graduate program.

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required for admission to the MBA, but is strongly preferred for students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline or lack the pre-requisite courses in business, finance and economics. Similarly, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MSIT or MHCA, but is recommended.

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Master in Information Technology Jobs & Opportunities

Planning Analyst

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

Planning Analyst

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

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Information Technology Concentrations

Information Technology Management Concentration Courses

  • COMP 610 Strategic IT: Best Practices for Executives
  • COMP 620 Corporate IT Security Audit Compliance
  • COMP 630 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • COMP 640 Capstone-Forecasting and Management of Technology

Geospatial Intelligence Concentration Courses

  • GIS580 Geospatial Intelligence
  • GIS581 Geospatial Analysis and Modeling
  • GIS585 Geospatial Web and Mobile Programming
  • GIS585 Geospatial Applications in Business and Management

Cybersecurity Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 610 Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime
  • CBSC 620 Cyber Law and Policy
  • CBSC 630 Hacking Methodology
  • CBSC 640 Capstone-Cyber Warfare

Master in Information Technology Frequently Asked Questions

A Master’s in Information Technology Degree is one of the programs that UOTP offers. This program gives you the knowledge and skills to fill the expanding demand for highly qualified technology managers and leaders.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning an Master’s in IT will typically take you two years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time. 

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your MSIT degree by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

With an MSIT degree, you will have access to jobs like computer and information systems manager, data science manager, IT risk manager, chief technology officer, and chief information officer, among many other roles available for you. 

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online MSIT program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to get an MSIT. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.