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Leverage the tremendous demand for IT leaders by advancing your skills in technology management.

Information technology (IT) is at the core of all essential aspects of a 21st century organization, from its public face to its financial records. Business leaders know that the versatility and efficiency of their IT systems could make or break their organizations. If you are a skilled IT manager, your talents are in ever-increasing demand.

Clark University’s Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program will prepare you to excel as an IT leader. You will learn strategic uses of IT as well as pivotal aspects of cybersecurity and data management. You’ll also master tools like Tableau and Splunk that allow you to analyze complex datasets. When you graduate, you will be prepared to take on an elevated level of responsibility in your current position or advance into new roles within the IT realm.

International students

Candidates with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees are sought after across most major industries in the United States. When you graduate with a STEM-designated degree such as the MSIT, you may be eligible to remain in this country for up to 36 months on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Why Clark University

  • Work with industry leaders who have deep experience in key technologies and practices such as cybersecurity, data networking, data management, IT strategy, and IT architecture.
  • Learn the core skills necessary to excel in the management of technology, drive change, and motivate and mobilize teams.
  • Understand how to balance the ethical, financial, and business goals inherent in IT management.
  • Pursue the MSIT on your own terms—online, on campus, or a hybrid of both—with affordable tuition.

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The Essentials

Program Overview

Designed for working adults, our program can be completed in three to four years on a part-time basis either online or on campus. Students studying full-time can earn their degree in less than two years. Start dates for the program are in January, July, and September.

Once enrolled, students may elect to pursue a concentration in either Cyber Security or IT Leadership. Students are permitted to take two courses within the MSIT curriculum before formally enrolling in the program. Foundation courses blend management and IT skills with best practices for leading and managing IT operations. In addition, each concentration has its own set of required courses.

We recognize the valuable experience and perspectives that working professionals bring to the classroom. If you are a student with three or more years in a professional position, you can receive Professional Experience Credit.*

Up to two course waivers may be possible, enabling you to complete your degree more quickly and cost effectively.

*Applies to the Worcester campus location only.

  • Understanding how technology usage creates strategic opportunities
  • Mastering business intelligence systems, project management, systems analysis, cyber security, and enterprise architecture strategy
  • Gaining the leadership and communication skills needed to lead major IT efforts
  • Gathering, assessing, and interpreting information on emerging technologies and applying them to a particular industry
  • Understanding data security issues, application security, and network security architecture
  • Business Intelligence
  • IT Strategy Leadership
  • Health Informatics
  • Cyber Security Fundamentals

Requirements

10 course units

  • 5 core courses
  • 5 electives
  • Capstone project

Course Catalog

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