Online Master of Science in Information Technology

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Program at a Glance
  • Select one of six concentrations that align with your professional goals.
  • Earn your degree 100% online, while meeting the demands of your career.
  • Gain tangible experience through learning labs that simulate real-world, on-the-job situations.
COURSE EFFORT 20 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 12-Week Terms
CREDITS REQUIRED 60
COST PER CREDIT $420
How Do I Get Started?

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

Master of Science in Information Technology 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. Choose from three concentrations to focus your degree.

Coursework is focused on preparing you to:

  • Analyze information technology opportunities to determine the necessary scope, schedule, resources, and stakeholders to produce the optimal solution.
  • Develop efficient and effective systems solutions to safely secure digital assets and intellectual property.
  • Apply best practices and recent theories to support implementation, modification, and review.
  • Evaluate information systems' legal, ethical, social, and global implications to justify decisions and optimize social outcomes.

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.

Who Should Enroll in This Online Master’s Degree 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.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Career Opportunities

It’s expected that America will add more than 546,000 IT jobs from 2018 to 2028. Our Master of Science in Information Technology helps you develop the relevant skills for sustainable career success in this fast-changing field.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. IT Leadership
  2. Systems Analysis and Design
  3. Information System Security
  4. Critical Thinking
  5. Collaboration Skills

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

Master's in Information Technology Degree Concentrations

Customize your degree plan to develop specialized expertise in your chosen career path.

  • Amazon web services (AWS) cloud technologies: Explore cloud computing, architecting, and AWS core services. Examine the fundamentals of AWS infrastructure, service options, and best practices in the AWS Cloud.
  • Business intelligence: Study the analysis and development of decision support systems, business intelligence, knowledge acquisition and representation models, data mining concepts, algorithms, and applications.
  • Cybersecurity: Explore fundamentals such as viruses, worms, and other malicious software, as well as more high-level aspects of IT security such as network defense, ethical hacking, and computer forensics.
  • Data analytics: Explore statistical methods for data analytics and employ appropriate data analytics concepts and tools. Apply foundational programming concepts in an analytics setting.
  • Project management: Focus on every phase of the project life cycle using current software to achieve goals and objectives. Learn to control project cost and scheduling, analyze project risk and quality, and consider legal and ethical issues.
  • Secure software development and quality assurance: Examine secure software development and design concepts. Apply best practices for coding, software testing, and implementation processes.

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

Earn Credit for Prior Certifications

If you’ve completed IT certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your degree.

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Our rigorous curriculum prepares you for variety of IT leadership roles.

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. We offer six concentrations aligned to current industry demands:

  • Amazon web services (AWS) cloud technologies
  • Business intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • Secure software development and quality assurance
Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits40
  • Elective Credits20
  • Total Credits60

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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

Download our brochure to learn more about the Master of Science in Information Technology and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

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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.

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.