Master of Science (M.S.)

Information Technology

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Focus on information technology systems
Gain a well-rounded level of experience in IT
Lower than average tuition

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, you’ll receive a well-rounded education that deepens your knowledge in a variety of existing and emerging technologies.

Our online IT degree program will provide you with the opportunity to earn real-world experience through an experiential learning component in the capstone course. Through the master’s in information technology online program’s capstone, you’ll get the opportunity to showcase your mastery in computing. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue a role as a lead database administrator, information technology manager, system architect or lead network administrator.

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 digital media analytics using standard programming languages and available packages

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Current IT professionals who want to pursue an advanced position
  • Students who have earned an undergraduate degree in information technology or a related field

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