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Get the expert technical training to compete for today’s hottest IT jobs in information systems, heath informatics and software engineering.
Learn from experienced, knowledgeable IT professionals who have valuable expertise in both the classroom and the job field.
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Virtual labs, simulations, and other authentic, real-time learning opportunities equip you with technical skills and instincts you can apply immediately on the job.
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Minimum Degree Requirements
- 45 quarter credits
- Core courses (20 qtr. cr.)
- Specialization courses (25 qtr. cr.)
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Questions about the courses you will take?
Program Admission Considerations: All specializations require a bachelor's degree or higher.
General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.
|Tuition||45 quarter credit hours||$540 per quarter hour||$24,300|
|Program Fee||Per quarter||$170||$850|
|BELIEVE & ACHIEVE SCHOLARSHIP
*Represents minimum time to completion and Believe & Achieve Scholarship. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Believe & Achieve Scholarship savings based on current tuition. See Scholarship Details for more information.
**Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships, or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 20 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-529-2438.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $1,000 and $1,400.
How Can an MS in Information Technology Impact My Career?
With growing emphasis on areas like big data, cybersecurity, and health informatics, there’s an urgent need for qualified IT professionals to keep organizations on the cutting edge.
Walden’s online master’s in information technology program can help prepare you to meet this demand for skilled talent and shape a rewarding career.
What Jobs Can I Pursue With a Master’s in Information Technology?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for computer and information technology occupations will surge 15% from 2021 through 2031, adding approximately 682,800 jobs.1
A master’s in information technology from Walden can position you for a number of desirable career roles. These include:2
- Application development director
- Database administrator/coordinator
- IT director/manager/specialist
- Computer network specialist
- IT analyst
- IT consultant
- Computer scientist/specialist
- IT manager
- Information systems manager/administrator
- Network analyst/consultant
- Solutions architect
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this online master’s in information technology degree program.
As a graduate of Walden’s online MS in Information Technology program, you will be prepared to:
- Apply core information technology principles and practices.
- Apply best software engineering principles and practices to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, and maintainable software.
- Work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems.
- Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.
- Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology.
- Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems.
FAQ About Walden’s Online MS in Information Technology
One course you will take in Walden’s MS in Information Technology program is Information Technology in the Organization. The course provides a vital overview of the role IT plays in an organization. Students will review the social and economic issues related to the use of modern computer systems, as well as the conceptual foundations for designing, developing, and deploying large-scale management information systems. In addition, students in this course will assess the collection, storage, and distribution of information for operations, planning, and decision-making within an organization.
Top MS in Information Technology programs will often offer you a variety of focus areas to choose from so that you can align your program with your interests and career goals. At Walden, students can choose from three specializations:
- Health Informatics
- Information Systems
- Software Engineering
Online education makes it more possible than ever to earn your graduate degree while continuing to work full time. When you enroll in an online MS in Information Technology degree program, you can work toward earning your master’s degree from home or anywhere with an internet connection. Though the curriculum is just as rigorous as that of traditional programs, online learning also offers you the flexibility to complete your coursework on whatever days and times that are convenient for you. That makes it easier to balance your education with your work and other responsibilities.
An information technology program focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating computing-based solutions and includes classes on infrastructure, networking, and programming. Students can develop the skills they need to analyze and solve complex computing programs and identify user needs. A computer information systems program teaches students how to communicate with information systems stakeholders, support the management of information systems, and work collaboratively with others to implement new processes and systems. Unlike a typical IT curriculum, a computer information systems curriculum often includes business courses on management, accounting, operations, and statistical methods.
1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations. National long-term job growth projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.
2Source: O*Net Online. Summary Report for SOC Codes 15-1231.00, 11-3021.00, 15-1221.00, 15-1242.00, 15-1244.00, 15-11241.00, Computer Network Support Specialists, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer and Information Research Scientists, Database Administrators, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Network Architects.