Master of Science (M.S.)

Information Technology

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Information Technology, M.S. Overview

Through the University of West Florida’s online Master of Science in Information Technology degree program, you will acquire the critical skills that an IT professional needs to move into leadership roles and increase your salary potential. Taught by experienced faculty with expertise in networks, database management, data mining and academic research, the online Master’s in Information Technology gives you a well-rounded education that deepens your knowledge in a variety of existing and emerging technologies.

Our online IT degree program provides the opportunity to learn about innovative technologies through a continuously updated curriculum incorporating industry trends and advances. Nine elective credits allow you to customize the program to align with your professional goals. You’ll complete the Master’s in Information Technology online program with your choice of a thesis- or project-based capstone to showcase your mastery in computing.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue roles such as a lead database administrator, information technology manager, system architect, lead network administrator, and more.

Some of the key topics you’ll study include:

  • Programming languages used to ensure that an organization’s IT systems are secure and working efficiently
  • Existing problems in information technology and how to propose effective and efficient solutions
  • Data visualization tools used to present factual data
  • Information processing and data analytics using standard programming languages and available packages

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Current IT professionals who want to advance to a leadership position, receive a promotion and increase their earning potential
  • Professionals with an undergraduate degree and a background or applicable experience in IT looking to expand their career or transition into the field of technology

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze, plan, develop and administer IT systems and solutions
  • Evaluate options and propose a plan of action to solve issues related to system performance and security
  • Effectively manage information technology projects