2016-2017 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Information Technology, M.S.
Program Director: Ahmed Salem, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-696-3731
The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is a 30-credit program of graduate study for professional development. It is intended for:
The program is open to qualified applicants to the Graduate School. It is designed to enable students with varying entering levels of competency to meet their individual educational needs.
The program is intended for people who will be managing or integrating information technology in a variety of environments. The objective is to provide the concepts, framework and techniques needed to optimize the use of information technology resources within these environments.
Students applying to the Information Technology program must submit all official transcripts and a résumé/CV that provides educational and professional experience with specific information about mathematics background, programming background, if any, and technical skills must be submitted. Applicants should also provide a statement of purpose indicating their motivation for choosing the program and the goals they hope to achieve through completing it.
For additional admission information, see Graduate Admission.
The Master of Science in Information Technology requires completion of prerequisite courses designed to provide the appropriate background knowledge. Students with undergraduate degrees in computer science or a related field may apply for exemptions from some or all of these prerequisite courses. The prerequisite courses are:
Information on exemption from the prerequisite courses may be obtained from the Department of Computer Science.
The remaining courses used to complete the student’s program are elective courses that are selected in consultation with the adviser. At least two courses must be selected from courses with an IT prefix. Other elective courses are selected freely from the department’s computer science and information technology offerings.
There are two options for the program. The first requires that the student complete 30 credits of graduate coursework beyond the prerequisite courses. The second requires that the student complete at least 24 credits of graduate coursework beyond the prerequisite courses, plus complete 6 credits of one of the following: thesis or fieldwork project. Students must get permission from the department and their adviser before enrolling in any of these 6-credit options.
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