Southern Polytechnic State University

Graduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Information Technology

Offering the Master of Science Degree

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is designed for those students interested in pursuing a career as a senior information technology (IT) professional who can apply accepted standards and best practices to effectively plan, design, implement and manage the various aspects of an IT organization. Although no specific undergraduate major is required, applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school. Students will be evaluated on an individual basis and will be admitted only if their academic accomplishments, recommendations, and motivation predict the ability to complete the program successfully.

Admission Procedure

Applicants for admission to the Master of Science program in Information Technology should submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  • An application for admission to the program
  • An official transcript from each college the applicant has attended
  • A certificate of immunization
  • A statement of purpose in seeking this degree
  • Three recommendation letters completed by former or current supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues.

International students should refer to the International Students section for additional admission requirements.

To be fully admitted to the MSIT requires a) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, b) an overall GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

If the Undergraduate GPA is less than 2.75 (out of a possible 4.0), the IT Department Chair may waive the requirement for a 2.75 GPA for an individual applicant, and optionally provisionally admit the applicant.

If the Undergraduate degree is outside of IT or a closely related discipline to IT, the student is required to complete six transition courses: IT 5101, IT 5102, IT 5200, IT 5201, IT 5303 and IT 5302. Students may obtain exemption from the transition courses by a qualifying exam before registration. A provisional admission might be offered while these are being completed.