Master’s in Information Technology

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Managing information technology is what drives every business today.

In the era of Big Data and global information networks, Information Technology is now a true competitive differentiator. Managed well, it has the potential to create value for organizations of all sizes. Every organization needs IT leaders who can effectively manage the use of information technology to communicate and execute their vision.

Clark’s Master of Science in Information Technology program provides candidates with the skills they need to adapt and thrive in a contemporary IT environment. Learn strategic uses of IT, cyber security and data management. Use tools like Tableau and Splunk to analyze and understand complex and varied datasets.

Why Study Information Technology at Clark?

  • Learn from industry professionals with years of experience.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of key technologies and practices, including cyber security, data networking, data management, IT strategy, and IT architecture
  • Focus on modern technology management – including ethics, legal and financial constraints, change management, and leadership and communication skills.
  • Students who graduate with a STEM designated degree may be eligible to remain in the United States for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Student Spotlight

Emmanuel Aghado

Practicing advocacy on a global stage

Emmanuel Aghado came to Clark from Nigeria to study information technology, a discipline with global scope and impact. In his junior year, he had the opportunity to participate in the annual Association of International Educators Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.

This was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only did we tour around the monuments, we also got to formally advocate for something that influences us all.
—Emmanuel Aghado

The Essentials

Program Overview

Designed for working adults, our program can be completed in three to four years on a part-time basis. Many courses are offered online to accommodate busy schedules. 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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