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Advance Your Career with an MS Degree in Information Technology

Innovative programs give advanced training in computing and communication technologies

Posted in: Education, Science and Technology

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Montclair State’s innovative new MS in Information Technology (MS IT) and online MS in Information Technology, Applied Information Technology (MS IT-AIT) degree programs prepare students for leadership roles and career success in a rapidly expanding field.

Students will be trained to assume a wide range of professional roles, including application engineer, computer systems engineer, cyber security analyst, database administrator, IT project manager, network engineer, software developer, web developer, and more.

“The new MS in Information Technology degree program gives students both the breadth to fully understand key IT concepts as well as the flexibility to gain deep knowledge in a single area,” says Graduate Program Coordinator for MS IT and Online Programs Katherine G. Herbert-Berger.

She adds, “MS IT-AIT concentration students have the opportunity to pursue a technically strong degree while gaining valuable experience in fields such as data, security and web development. As students in a nationally recognized Professional Science Masters program, they will acquire skills in highly sought after areas including project management and communications.”

While both new programs launched officially in June 2017, they are each spin-offs of previous degree offerings. The programs offer:

Solutions to IT Challenges

Students in both the 30-credit MS IT and 33-credit MS IT-AIT degree programs receive advanced training in implementing and managing information technology systems for business, industry, government and other organizations.

An Accomplished Faculty

Our expert faculty brings real world experience to the classroom to helps students in both programs learn to design, develop, implement, test and support applications of computing and communication technologies.

Industry-Driven Curriculum

The programs’ industry-related coursework integrates up-to-the-minute IT knowledge with the business and leadership skills that are highly valued by today’s employers.

The MS IT-AIT concentration’s convenient flexible online format meets the needs of working professionals.

Bootcamp Courses Bring Students Up to Speed

While the degree programs are designed for students with undergraduate degrees and/or working experience in computer science, mathematics, science or engineering, students with limited to no experience are also encouraged to apply. They will be accepted once they complete a program of study requiring from one to four Bootcamp courses in computer science basics. These courses are offered online during 8-week sessions before the start of the programs.

Industry Internships and Career Development

Industry internships provide real world experience and connect students with potential employers. All students have full access to career advisement from our professional Center for Career Services staff.

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