Information Technology (Master of Science)

We live in a digitally-connected information age. Why not take advantage of all that connectivity to advance your career? Use technology to get the skills – and the degree – you need to pursue an information technology career. Take online classes from Grantham University and earn your Master of Science degree in Information Technology.

What will I learn in this online master’s in Information Technology degree program?

In addition to insight into the latest information technology trends, you will gain career-boosting skills in technology management, business technologies, and systems analysis and design.

What careers can I pursue with this online IT degree?

From computer systems analyst to telecommunications engineering specialist, this degree is designed to help prepare you for a career in information technology in any number of industries1.

How long is my online master’s in Information Technology degree program?

At 37 credit hours, your information technology online degree program is designed to be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will my online degree in information technology cost?

The graduate rate is $325 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Information Technology (Master of Science)

Information Technology Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the information technology courses, you will be able to:

  • Analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • Implement strategic planning in the area of information systems
  • Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice
  • Determine existing and emerging technologies relevant to operations of an organization
  • Apply project management principles to information technology projects
  • Address professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Recognize the need for and ability to engage in continuing professional development
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Information Technology (Master of Science)

The courses you take in this information technology degree online program will help prepare you for a career in information technology in a variety of business settings1.

  • Potential career paths and positions include:
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Telecommunications Engineering Specialist

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical Services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal

Information Technology (Master of Science)

The 100% online coursework you’ll find in Grantham’s online information technology programs are designed to help you prepare for success in your next career.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 37
Total Credit Hours: 37
Accreditation(s): DEAC

Textbook Information

Program Core: 37
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU500 Title: Graduate Student Success Credits: 1
  This course is designed to help students learn and improve skills and strategies that are essential to academic success at a graduate level. Through activities, application, and reflection, the material covered in this course should support and assist students in achieving their master's degree. Students should develop confidence in their ability to succeed as a graduate student.
Course: BA599 Title: Capstone Project Credits: 3
  The capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment. This project is completely individualized; students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth and benefit the organization.
Course: BA645 Title: Project Management Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to the fundamental elements of effective project management. It provides students with the opportunity to apply these elements using exercises and examples based on real-time projects. The required tools and techniques used to plan, measure, and control projects and the methods used to organize and manage projects are discussed.
Course: BA647 Title: Project Management Integration Framework Credits: 3
  This course completes the topics presented in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge and includes project cost, quality, procurement, and risk management. Students are provided with opportunities to apply these concepts using real-life exercises, examples, and software tools. Special consideration is given to preparing students for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.
Course: BA685 Title: eBusiness Credits: 3
  The Internet and related technologies pose enormous opportunities for developing new business models and significant threats to existing models. Information Professionals must be prepared to recognize opportunities and overcome challenges posed by the electronic economy. This course defines the core elements of developing an eBusiness strategy, including branding, competitive analysis, technology assessment, business method models, and preparing for emerging trends. Course assignments involve extensive case studies and online research using the latest e-tools. Students collaborate to create a prototype eBusiness venture.
Course: IS515 Title: Management of Information Systems Credits: 3
  In this course, students gain valuable insight into the planning, organizing, and controlling of user services, as well as the management of the information systems development process. The course also examines organizational learning curves, dealing with vendors, budgeting, accounting, management reporting, and legal considerations of information systems.
Course: IS525 Title: Information Systems Strategic Planning Credits: 3
  Information systems are an integral part of corporate operations. This course examines guidelines for developing an information systems plan, selecting systems projects, assessing current systems, and planning future systems expansion that supports organizational growth.
Course: IS535 Title: Telecommunications Credits: 3
  This course provides a brief history of telecommunications, a look at the field's structure and regulation, information on networks and telecommunications services, the basics of traffic engineering, and an introduction to primary data communications systems. The underlying principles and functions of telecommunications management are also introduced.
Course: IS545 Title: Emerging Technologies Credits: 3
  Through this course, students explore state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in information processing. The class includes a survey of recent advances in software development, hardware, and computer networking strategies.
Course: IS649 Title: Information Technology Project Management Credits: 3
  In today's fast-paced and dynamic environment, innovative information technology and system development projects are critical to many companies' success. The emphasis on such projects creates greater demand from senior management to deliver quality information technology projects on time, within budget, and which add functionality and value to their customers and clients. IT Project Management will teach the project manager how to integrate sound project management principles in the information technology project's development profile in order to assure every aspect of the project is under control and delivers the technical objectives. This course will also cover the IT project's life cycle from initiation through closeout and address all the components of project management as they relate to IT projects, based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Course: IS665 Title: Data Communications Credits: 3
  This course provides an overview of business communication technologies, from basic components and subsystems to whole networks. Highlights include areas such as TCP/IP and the Internet, wireless networks, high-speed LANs, Wide Area Networks (WANs), network security, and issues concerning network management. This course enables students to make informed decisions about technologies comprising the data communications field. The purpose of this course is to present the concepts of information communications in a way relating specifically to the business environment and to the concerns of business management and staff. An important theme throughout this course is the essential role of standards, which are addressed in terms of groupings shaping the marketplace and defining the choices available to the decision-maker.
Course: IS675 Title: Systems Analysis and Design Credits: 3
  This course reviews efficient processes for information systems analysis and development. It also covers state-of-the-art techniques for information systems specifications and design. Other topics covered include real-time structured analysis and design, and object oriented analysis and design.
Course: IS696 Title: Network Systems Design Credits: 3
  This course provides an overview of management principles, practices, and technologies for managing networks, systems, applications, and services. Highlights include the design of networks such as LAN/WAN, ATM, wireless, voice, video, and data. This course enables students to make informed decisions in order to configure modern operating systems and devices for networking