Nova Southeastern University

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

Information Technology, MS


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.-Information Technology (MSIT)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Information Technology spans organizational information systems, application technologies, software methods and technologies, and systems infrastructure. It focuses on meeting the needs of users within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies and resources. The M.S. in Information Technology is a 36 credit-hour program with five concentration options:

1. Software Development
2. Information System Security
3. Educational Technology
4. Information Security Management
5. Information Technology Management

Each concentration includes a set of seven or eight core courses and four or five electives. All courses carry three credit hours. The program includes topics such as computer languages, database systems, human-computer interaction, system analysis and design, data networks, telecommunications, information security, computer graphics, software engineering, project management, decision making, client-server and distributed computing, electronic commerce, instructional technology, and multimedia. Graduates will have a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the IT field and the application of those technologies.

The program’s formats offer full-time students the opportunity to earn the degree in twelve months and working professionals the opportunity to earn the degree in 16–24 months. Students select a preferred concentration and format (online or on-campus) in their admission applications (once admitted, students may take courses in either format).  Each concentration includes a thesis option requiring six thesis credits, which would be in lieu of two elective courses.


Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

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