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Information Technology (MS), Concentration in Applied Information Technology (PSM) – ONLINE

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Information Technology (MS), Concentration in Applied Information Technology (PSM) – ONLINE – STEM Designated Degree Program

The Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Applied Information Technology (Professional Science Master’s) is an innovative graduate degree providing advanced training in the study, design, development, implementation, testing and support of applications of computing and communication technologies. The Applied IT concentration provides learners an enterprise perspective that focuses on the management and implementation of information technology to support today’s business, industry or government work environments.  Students will learn how communications, management, legal considerations and other workplace skills highly valued by employers are integrated with information technology to facilitate successful application of technology in an organization.

  • 100% online and geared toward working professionals
  • Affordable tuition rate
  • 33 credit hours which can be completed in just two years
  • STEM-designated
  • Nationally certified Professional Science Master’s PSM program
  • Industry internship offers networking and career opportunities

Learn more about the Online MS in Information Technology with a concentration in Applied Information Technology.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate School requires the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.

Application Checklist

In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission.
  • Submit Online Application: Please create your online account and submit your application by following the general application instructions. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.

The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Information Technology (MS), Concentration in Applied Information Technology (PSM) – ONLINE program:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended
  • Essays/Personal Statement: Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions.
    • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
    • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career?
    • Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
    • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?

Graduates of the MS in Applied Information Technology can expect to work in a wide range of positions not only in the technology sector but also in government agencies, healthcare systems, academic institutions and more.

  • IT Project Manager

  • Applications Engineer

  • Systems Analyst

  • Systems Engineer

  • Software Developer

  • Database Administrator

  • Technical Analyst/Consultant

  • Systems Architect

  • Cybersecurity Analyst


For the MS in Information Technology with a concentration in Applied Information Technology, students must complete 33 credit hours. Courses are offered sequentially during the fall, spring, and summer. For additional information, please visit the Information Technology program listing in the University Catalog


If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
Telephone: 973-655-5147
Fax: 973-655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact Information Technology (MS), Concentration in Applied Information Technology (PSM) – ONLINE Program Coordinator:

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

Program Coordinator: Dr. Boxiang Dong
Center for Computing and Information Science

Along with the Information Technology with a concentration in Applied Information Technology online degree, the department also offers an Information Technology (MS) degree. Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.