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The Master of Science in Information Technology focuses on the development and implementation of information systems and includes topics such as database systems, object-oriented analysis and design, IS architectures, IT project management, security, and computer forensics. In this graduate program, you will study the theory, principles, best practices, tools, and technologies associated with the IT marketplace. You’ll also be taught the analytic, problem-solving, and research skills required to solve real world business problems. This master’s degree is applicable to many career opportunities including: systems analyst; infrastructure architect; database analyst; application development manager; project manager; IT security analyst; disaster recovery manager; and forensics specialist.
The curriculum for this online program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:
Note: This program has specific admission requirements. Please view the requirements below to be sure you qualify to apply for this program.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.
Examines the investigation process, tools, and procedures for legally seizing and forensically evaluating a suspect machine. Teaches cybercrime investigation and prevention, including legal concerns and electronic evidence collection. Explores information ethics, cyber privacy, and intellectual property and their relevance to today’s information-bound society.
Examines software development and the use of unified modeling language (UML) across object-oriented application implementation technologies. Explores enterprise software and its role in meeting the needs of an organization and solving business problems. Topics include emerging data warehousing technologies and decision support systems that help to give a competitive edge to business organizations.
Examines the security of telecommunications networks, including emerging threats, system vulnerability, network evolution, and network defense mechanisms. Covers how to detect and prevent intrusions and how to handle security incidents. Explores the creation of a model and a comprehensive plan for information assurance.
Covers different aspects of IT project management, including project life cycles, cost management, quality assurance, risks, and the necessity for proper communication. Topics include human resource planning and development and how human resources contribute to project success.
All AMU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
For this program, you must provide an official transcript of your previously-completed bachelor's or master's degree and have ONE of the following:
Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.
An AMU admissions representative will contact you via email or phone to assist you with the enrollment process, review your documentation, and to notify you when you have been admitted into the program and may register for courses.
Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or email@example.com.
*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans. See all military-affiliated student benefits.
Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:
Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.
AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.