Information Technology Program at Montclair State University

Information Technology (MS)

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Information Technology (MS) – STEM Designated Degree Program

Information technology is the study, design, development, implementation, testing and support of applications of computing and communication technologies to solve the major challenges in today’s business, industry or government work environments. With rapid development in technology, there is a high demand for IT skills in the industry. According to Indeed, the average annual salary of IT Specialists is $87,875 in the greater NYC area. With that, The Department of Computer Science of Montclair State University is excited to offer a Master Degree in Information Technology.

A total of 30 credits is required to complete the two-year Master’s program. The highlights of the program include:

  • Accommodation to students from various backgrounds, including those with no programming experience
  • Affordable education with financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • Comprehensive and flexible curriculum
  • Research opportunities with faculty in diverse areas
  • Close proximity to the job market in the NY-NJ-PA Metro area

Along with the Information Technology (MS) degree, the department also offers a degree in Information Technology, with a concentration in Applied Information Technology (ONLINE).

Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.

Admission Requirements

The Office of Graduate Admissions 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 and pay (or waive) the non-refundable $60 application fee. 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) 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?
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two.
  • Resume: Required.
  • Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the US degree equivalency information.
  • This academic program is comprised of 30 total credits in relevant coursework, including Software Engineering, Robotics, Mobile Computing, and Software Process Management. For more information, please visit the program listing in the University Catalog.

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

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Information Technology (MS) Program Coordinator:

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

Program Coordinator: Dr. Vaibhav Anu
Center for Computing and Information Science 327D