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Information Technology, Applied Information Technology (MS) Online

Online MS in Information Technology, Applied Information Technology

Take the next step in your career with a master’s in Applied Information Technology. Become a leader who can integrate business expertise with knowledge of information management systems.

The Online 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.

Build your communication, IT project management and business management skills as you learn from accomplished faculty who bring strong academic reputations to the classroom. View full program details, student testimonials, and career outcomes.

Apply by: 12/1/23
Start class: 1/16/23
Credit Hours: 33
No GRE required
Key Features for Your Success

Our focus is your success. Course content and schedules are geared toward working professionals. We provide the convenience of a fully online graduate program combined with full access to student support services including online library resources, academic tutoring, career advisement, and a student success coach.

  • Affordable tuition rate
  • Industry-related coursework integrates information technology knowledge with highly valued business and leadership skills.
  • IT skills courses are modeled after the ACM and IEEE IT industry standards.
  • Accomplished faculty bring strong academic reputations and real world experience to the classroom.
  • Industry internship (vs. thesis) provides connections to potential employers.
  • Nationally certified PSM program developed with the innovative National Professional Science Master’s Association Science Plus curriculum structure.
Bridge Option for Career Changers

Students with undergraduate degrees and/or working experience in computer science, mathematics, science or engineering who want to gain a managerial perspective of how to implement technology in an organization can complete the 33 credit program in as little as 18 months.

Students who wish to make a career change and have limited or no background in computer science and/or information technology will be accepted under the condition of bridging the gap through a program of study that will require anywhere from one to four courses in computer science fundamentals. The computing technology bridge courses are offered online during eight week sessions prior to the start of the program.

  • CSIT-501: Java Programming
  • CSIT-502: Computer Systems Principles
  • CSIT-503: Data Structures
  • CSIT-504: Discrete Mathematics in Computing
What You Will Study

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 and can be completed in as little as two years.  For additional information, please contact your advisor to discuss your program of study.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Code Title Credits
CSIT 535 Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 3
CSIT 537 Web Development 3
CSIT 540 Computer Networks 3
CSIT 555 Database Systems 3
CSIT 561 Computer Security 3

Required Industry-Related Courses

Code Title Credits
CMST 525 Presentation Skills for Business 3
LAWS 545 or
CSIT 590
Cyberspace Governance, Policy, and Ethics
CSIT 610 Information Technology Project Management 3
or CSIT 616 Software Process Management 3


Select two of the following:

Code Title Credits
Software Engineering 3
Operating Systems 3
Mobile Computing 3
Advanced Database Systems 3

Culminating Experience

Code Title Credits
CSIT 690 Industry Internship in Information Technology Management 3

Total Credits: 33

Explore IT Careers

The most recent US Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook anticipates increasing demand for training information technology specialists, which include individuals trained to manage, create or utilize computer systems and networks, software and databases.

Additionally, given changes in the underlying way organizations obtain talent and the rate at which organizations need to implement solutions, there is an increasing dependence on bootcamps to provide very specific technology talent and demand for a DevOps and agile operations skill set. The Applied IT concentration develops leaders who can manage the many facets associated with the implementation of information technology solutions.

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Information Technology professionals are employed as:

  • Applications Engineers
  • Computer Systems Engineers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Cyber Security Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Technology Security Analysts
  • IT Project Managers
  • Java Software Developers
  • Network Engineer/Architects
  • Software Developers
  • Solutions Architects
  • Systems Analysts
  • Technical Analysts
  • Web Developers

Computing Technology Graduate Certificate

Along with the Online Information Technology, Applied IT degree, the department also offers a 4-course, Online Graduate Certificate in Computing Technology which provides basic foundational knowledge in the field of computer science and information technology. The certificate provides a standalone credential for career-building and advancement opportunities.

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer software programming and computer hardware, as well as, discrete mathematics and data structures and algorithms.

  • CSIT-501: Java Programming
  • CSIT-502: Computer Systems Principles
  • CSIT-503: Data Structures
  • CSIT-504: Discrete Mathematics in Computing
Information Session

Information technology is one of today’s most in-demand career fields, both in the United States and around the world. There is an ever-increasing need for professionals with cutting-edge expertise in the field. Montclair State’s innovative MS in IT programs provide graduates with global perspective, competitive advantage and real-world expertise. Our STEM designated degree programs are fully-accredited, affordable and designed to fit the needs of your busy schedule.

View our on-demand webinar to hear from the program coordinator.

Contact Us

If you have general questions regarding the application process and admission requirements, please call or email your recruitment coordinator:

Student Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 973-435-8070

If you have specific questions about the program and would like academic advisement, please contact your Graduate Program Coordinator.

Coordinator: Dr. Vaibhav Anu
Email: anuv@montclair.edu

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