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Stay ahead of the curve with cutting-edge information technology programs from Walden.

Develop Transformational Skills With Walden’s Information Technology Programs

Do you have a passion for information technology and a desire to create cutting-edge technology solutions? Walden’s School of Technology and Applied Science can help you launch the high-tech career of your dreams. Our bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs prepare you to build an impactful career now while laying a strong foundation to upskill in the future.

From web technology to cybersecurity education, the modular course design allows us to keep our programs in step with the demands of today’s IT field. When your school of information technology is always ahead of the curve, you stay ahead of the curve too.

Stand Out to Employers

Gain sought-after skills, tools, and knowledge for in-demand IT jobs based on current employer requirements.

Gain a Holistic Perspective

In addition to specific skills, you’ll build a solid information systems foundation that fuels deeper insights as an IT professional.

Stay at the Forefront

Our exclusive course design allows us to update our programs each year to incorporate the latest, mission-critical IT tools and skills.

Be Ready for Career Growth

Designed to build successive skills and knowledge, our IT programs position you for continuous professional growth.

Information Technology Programs That Prepare You for Certification

Industry certifications help you build credibility as an IT professional with employers and ensure you have the skill set needed to succeed on the job. Many programs in Walden’s school of information technology have certification preparation materials embedded directly into the courses, from CompTIA Network+ to Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). This allows you to get a jump on preparing for key credentials—without spending additional time and money on outside courses.

Nationally Recognized BSIT Program

The BS in Information Technology program offered in Walden’s school of information technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is the internationally recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Walden also has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

The Walden Center for Cybersecurity Education is a central hub for research, news, and education on information security. You will be able to access the latest information surrounding the field of information assurance—the practice of assuring information and managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data.

Leadership – Meet Our Faculty and Staff

  • Karlyn Barilovits

    Karlyn Barilovits


    Dr. Barilovits joined Walden in 2010 and has played an instrumental role in building several of Walden’s technology degree programs. In addition to 25 years in leadership and teaching in higher education, she has experience as a programmer with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

  • Gail Miles

    Program Director

    Dr. Miles has decades of teaching experience, including teaching computer science on campus for more than 25 years and teaching IT online since 2000 in a variety of programs. Her research interests include software engineering education and online education.

  • Kathleen Simmon

    Kathy Simmons

    Program Director

    Dr. Simmons joined Walden University in 2003 and is currently the program director for several of its IT degree programs. She has more than 20 years of experience as a project manager in information technology, including a position with IBM as an executive consultant.

  • Gary Griffith

    Gary Griffith

    Academic Coordinator

    Prior to joining the faculty at Walden University, Dr. Griffith worked in the field of information systems and technology for more than 30 years. He led the research that enabled Walden to be designated as an NSA | DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education in 2014.