Master of Science in Information Technology
The Master of Science in Information Technology is designed for current and aspiring professionals in charge of developing, implementing, operating, and managing information systems in a variety of organizations. Students in this program will gain a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the industry, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts, and a solid foundation in net-centric computing. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of the telecommunications, media, and information technology sectors.
Courses may be taken in person or online.
Most students complete the program full-time, taking mostly face-to-face courses.
Features Common to all Programs
- See the Masters Programs Prerequisites.
- Each program requires a total of 30 credit hours, generally 10 three-credit courses.
- Students can receive up to 6 credit hours (replacing two of our courses) for graduate work taken elsewhere: See the transfer credit section of the Graduate Student Handbook for details.
- Students who have taken undergraduate Loyola classes: Many 400-level courses in the department have closely related 300-level analogues, e.g. COMP 443: Computer Networks and COMP 343: Introduction to Computer Networks. Students who enter the MS program after taking a Loyola course in this category must choose to take 400-level courses that are not closely related to any 300-level courses taken earlier, unless they have GPD permission.
Here are some possible career paths:
- Cyber Security Analyst/Network Security Administrator
- Cyber Security Engineer or Auditor
- Database Administration
- Data Architect
- Project Manager
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Test Requirements: No standardized test requirement
English Language Testing Requirements: TOEFL: 550 paper, 79 IBT. IELTS: 6.5
Special Application Instructions: None
Prerequisite Requirements: Completion of course work equivalent to: COMP 170, COMP 271, and COMP 264. Admitted students may take these courses as part of their graduate course work.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999