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MSIT Degree

The Master of Science Degree in Information Technology (MSIT) consists of 36 semester hours (12 courses).  In addition, you may be required, depending upon your undergraduate degree major, to take 6 transition courses.  Five of the transition courses are only 1.5 hours each and one transition course is 3 credit hours, for a total of 10.5 additional hours of transition courses.  The transition courses contain material that an undergraduate IT major would have covered.  Courses include:  data management (database), information security, networking, platforms & operating systems, programming (JAVA) and web development. 

In addition to any transition courses, you will have 5 Core Requirements (15 hours), 1 Required Elective (3 hours - your choice of course from the list), and 6 elective courses (18 hours - your choice of courses from the list).

Dr. Svetlana Peltsverger is the coordinator for the MSIT program and all certificates.  At the time you are accepted, please contact Dr. Peltsverger who will then advise you which, if any, transition courses you will need to take.  Dr. Peltsverger's contact information is listed under "Contact Information" from the main page.

Graduate Certificates

We also offer 4 graduate certificates.  The Graduate Certificate in IT Fundamentals covers all of the transition courses (10.5 hours total).  The Graduate Certificate in IT covers four of the Core MSIT requirements, plus a choice of the 5th course (15 hours total).  The Graduate Certificate in Information Security & Assurance covers 4 information security courses (12 hours total). The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology covers 5 health information courses (15 hours total).

Admittance

At the time of admittance, you were admitted either into the MSIT program, or one of the Graduate Certificate programs.  Please follow the curriculum for the program for which you were admitted.

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