Master of Science in Information Technology

Middle Georgia State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30

Program Description

The MS in IT program requires students to complete 30 hours of graduate coursework. The first 15 hours provide students with knowledge in core information technologies in leadership, strategic planning, and research. Students can then focus on one area of study to enhance their set of skills and knowledge. These areas of study are Cyber Security and Forensics, Software Development, Social Media, Critical Infrastructure Management, Health Informatics, and Data Science.

The courses in the program emphasize leadership abilities, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal and communication skills. Career success through lifelong learning, professional development, and research is stressed at all levels of the curriculum. The program is designed to produce graduates prepared to take on leadership duties in the field of Information Technology in general as well as in specific work settings such as healthcare and information security.

Middle Georgia State University is designated as a Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Admissions Information

Résumé Your current, targeted résumé or CV that includes all relevant paid and volunteer experience, as well as your professional experience to date. Be sure to list contact information for those who wrote your reference letters.

Two Letters of Recommendation from Academic or Professional Sources The Letters of Recommendation are typed letters from academic or professional sources. Be sure to notify references that they will be asked to write a letter for you, and give them at least three weeks to complete the letter. Letters must be signed and then faxed, mailed, or scanned to the Office of Graduate Studies by the reference.

Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study The Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study is a short 500 word or less essay describing why you want to pursue a graduate degree in Information Technology, how it will help you realize your ultimate career goals, and why the program you are applying to is your best fit.

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