NCU Catalog - April 2021 
    
    Jun 20, 2021  
NCU Catalog - April 2021

Information Technology, Information Technology Project Management, MS


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Master of Science in Information Technology


Description of Program


The Master of Science in Information Technology program is designed for IT professionals wishing to expand their technical skills and knowledge and prepare them for different IT careers. The program includes a series of core courses to provide a solid breadth of field knowledge and four different series of specialization courses aligned with professional credentials and structured to develop applied knowledge for different career goals. Following an applied practical approach, students learn how to administer IT systems and services and incorporate project management methodologies into technical planning, analysis, design, development, implementation, response, and documentation of IT solutions to support and improve enterprise operations.

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Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate an applied knowledge of IT industry standards, resources, and techniques.
  • Administer IT systems and services to optimize operations.
  • Conduct technical analysis, design, response, and documentation to support enterprise operations.
  • Incorporate project management methodology into planning, development, and implementation of IT solutions.
  • Assess legal, ethical, privacy, and security considerations throughout the information technology life cycle.

Basis for Admission


The School of Technology students entering the Master of Science in Information Technology program will require a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

Degree Requirements


The Master of Science in Information Technology is a 30 credit program comprised of 15 core credits, 12 specialization credits and 3 capstone credits.

Students assume full responsibility for understanding both the foundational, specialization and capstone requirements of the program. Switching programs after completing coursework may result in reevaluation, monetary loss, loss of credit hours and/or the need to take additional credit hours. Students’ Academic Finance Advisors can assist with any questions related to program requirements.

The University may accept a maximum of 12 semester credits in transfer toward the Master of Science in Information Technology for graduate course work completed at an accredited college or university with a grade average of “B” or better. Courses considered for transfer must mirror courses in the program. The Dean of the School Technology must approve any courses considered for transfer. See the 

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Grade Point Average of 3.0 (letter grade of “B”) or higher

Official documents on file for basis of admission:

  • Conferred bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Official transcripts on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University
  • All financial obligations must be met before the student will be issued their complementary diploma and/or degree posted transcript

Time to Completion


NCU allows 5 years to complete all Master’s programs of 36 credits or less.

The median time to completion for this program is 21 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 16 months.

Course Sequence


The Master of Science in Information Technology program can be completed in 30 credit hours.

Students who complete at least 15 semester credit hours in a single area of specialization at NCU (not counting foundational courses) may elect to have the specialization recorded on their transcript and diploma.

The Master of Science in Information Technology program requires the foundation courses to be completed prior to enrolling in specialization courses. The program capstone will be completed as the last course in the degree program. 

In some cases, specialization courses listed on the initial degree plan can be changed at the student’s request. Please contact your Academic Finance Advisor for more information.

Information Technology Project Management Specialization


The MSIT Information Technology Project Management Specialization focuses on developing the skills and knowledge needed to lead or support information technology projects and programs. As part of this specialization, students will explore strategies to control project risk and manage project teams and resources to ensure the delivery of quality technical products and services.

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