ExcelTrack™ Online Master's Degree in Information Technology

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Program at a Glance
  • Earn the same high-quality master’s degree in IT—only faster and for less money.
  • Move quickly past the topics you know and spend time on the things you don’t.
  • Work directly with faculty to ensure you’ve learned all the material.
  • Take as many one-credit courses as you want in a term and pay one flat tuition rate.
COURSE EFFORT You Control Your Pace
COURSE LENGTH 6-Week Terms
CREDITS REQUIRED 60
TUITION RATE PER TERM $1,700
How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

ExcelTrack™ Master's in IT Overview

Demand for computer and information systems managers is expected to grow as organizations increasingly adopt digital platforms and seek qualified people to lead their teams.* Prepare to meet this need with our online master’s in information technology.

The online master’s in information technology helps working professionals make the connection between IT, communications, and business to develop marketable technical, creative, and managerial skills.

Designed for highly disciplined, self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, ExcelTrack™ is centered on real-world career experiences and builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve already mastered.

Once enrolled, you take a series of assessments to demonstrate what you already know and move quickly past those topics. That way, you’ll focus on developing the skills that are immediately applicable to challenges in the tech world. A faculty member will work with you to ensure you’re on track to successfully complete each course.

Flexibility

With our ExcelTrack™ online master’s in IT, you can speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and personal learning path. You are evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.

Focused Learning

Each ExcelTrack™ course is a single credit, covering a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know, and spend time only on what you need to learn.

Savings

You can take as many one-credit classes as you want every term for a flat rate, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.


See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Who Should Enroll in the ExcelTrack™ Master’s in Information Technology?

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, information systems, or management of information systems from an accredited college or university.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Is ExcelTrack™ Right for You?

  • You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time management skills.
  • You have 3 years of experience working in a setting relevant to your program of study.
  • You possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.

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Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

Career Opportunities

It’s expected that America will add more than 531,000 IT jobs from 2019 to 2029. Our ExcelTrack™ Master of Science in Information Technology helps you develop the relevant skills for sustainable career success in this fast-changing field.§

Earn Credit for Prior Certification

If you’ve already completed certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your degree.# Learn more about eligible IT certification exams.

Courses Taught by Highly Respected Faculty

Learn from practicing professionals with extensive experience in IT and education. Purdue Global's curriculum is regularly reviewed by experienced industry experts, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared for today's challenges.

The ExcelTrack™ competency-based MSIT, just like Purdue Global’s standard MSIT program, includes courses that focus on the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to make sound business and management decisions.

Sample Courses
  • Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Writing and Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
  • Database Design and Data Modeling
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Concentrations allow you to personalize your education by focusing your electives on an area of study that best fits your desired IT career path. The ExcelTrack™ MSIT offers two concentrations aligned to current industry demands. (Purdue Global's standard online MSIT program also offers a project management concentration.)

  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Information security and assurance
Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits60
  • Total Credits60

Ways to Save

  • Transfer Credits

    Finish What You Started

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Financial Aid

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$1,700.00 current cost per term
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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.

Program Brochure

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

ExcelTrack™ is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term resource fee and associated program fees. Program includes a traditional 6-credit capstone course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrack™ rate.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations, www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

§Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.

#Purdue Global cannot guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.