Rapid advancements in technologies, new business opportunities for leveraging technology applications, and the anticipated retirement of many senior-level information technology professionals are factors contributing to the growing demand for technology talent. Employment of computer and system administrators, computer system analysts, and computer information systems managers is expected to grow by 25% from 2008 to 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The MS in Information Technology can help you prepare for senior-level or leadership positions in big data analytics, engineering, programming, security, and systems architecture, including positions in:

Big data analytics

  • Business analytics specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data visualization developer
  • Information security analyst
  • IT analyst
  • IT manager
  • Network administrator
  • Project manager
  • Software developer
  • System architect
  • Web developer

Computer software engineering

  • Computer software engineer, applications
  • Computer software engineer, systems software
  • Database designer/architect

Information technology security

  • Information technology security analyst
  • Network security analyst
  • Information technology business analyst
  • Technology risk manager

Network/systems administration

  • Computer programmer
  • Database programmer
  • Application programmer
  • Systems programmer

Learn more about the career outlook for graduates with a MS in Information Technology


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
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