Walden’s online MS in Information Technology program is designed to help you progressively build a 21st-century IT career—from the foundational skills required to enter the field to the specialized expertise needed for senior-level IT positions.

Designed with input from IT industry leaders and employers, the MS in Information Technology program offers core courses to help you develop essential programming, networking, and database management and development skills. After completing these core courses, you can then pursue one of four specializations that provide the advanced training required for senior positions in the in-demand fields of health informatics, cyber security, information systems, or software engineering.

Throughout the program, virtual labs and hands-on applications help you gain the real-world technical, communications, and collaboration skills demanded by today’s employers.

Recently redesigned to help you gain highly marketable skills more quickly and affordably, the MS in Information Technology program enables you to earn a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems upon completing your first four courses* and your master’s degree in as little as 20 months.

Center of Excellence

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Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Apply core information technology principles and practices.
  2. Apply best software engineering principles and practices to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, and maintainable software.
  3. Work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems.
  4. Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.
  5. Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology.
  6. Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

*To receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, you must satisfactorily complete ITEC 6111, ITEC 6115, ITEC 6140, and ITEC 6030 and apply for the certificate, which is awarded at no additional cost.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.


Onuh Victoria

Onuh Victoria

BSIT Graduate / MSIT Student
My coursework has recently helped me get a new job as chief information officer at a school district in Indiana.
I was surprised by how well organized the program is. The lectures and discussions are all timed out. If you’re hardworking and follow the program, you can graduate at the expected time.
I loved the flexibility of Walden. I was able to work my assignments into my schedule.
Anthony Harvey DIT Student
Anthony Harvey
Felix Aguboshim DIT Student
Fleix Aguboshim
Angela Norbeck MISM Graduate
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