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You can develop the skills to redefine your IT career with the online MS in Information Technology, General Information Technology at Capella. Choose courses that align with your goals in the field of IT, including: analytics, cybersecurity, project management, cloud computing, and more. Earning an MS in IT can help you attain a depth of knowledge to match your experience, interests, and unique professional needs. The curriculum is designed to help entry- and mid-level IT professionals increase their technical expertise and abilities in a dynamic field.
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Information Technology and System Trends
Learners in this course examine current information technologies and trends, emphasizing the areas of technical focus. Learners gain the strategic underpinnings of contemporary technology and emerging trends, as well as the communication skills and requirements of an IT professional. This course also presents self-assessments and career development activities designed to support lifelong learning and workforce success. Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been admitted to the MS in Information Technology degree program. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or credit for prior learning.
|4 quarter credits|
Security and Enterprise Networks
In this course, learners develop an understanding of the core security principles that apply throughout networked systems. Learners examine the concepts of enterprise network design, core network infrastructure hardware, configuration, and the architecture of contemporary computing networks and cloud platforms. Learners also gain an understanding of network security and threat vectors in the context of enterprise systems, firewalls, VPNs, and network protocols. Finally, learners explore enterprise network governance, security risk assessment and development of internal controls, and implementation and management for cloud computing environments. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in ITEC5002.
|4 quarter credits|
Application and Database Development
In this course, learners use their knowledge of user requirements, user interface design, program design, programming logic, and testing processes to develop a professional-quality application suitable for front-end and web platforms. Learners apply methods for relational database design, administration, and the use of structured query language (SQL) to store, retrieve, and update information for use in applications. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in ITEC5030.
|4 quarter credits|
In this course, learners gain an understanding of new and disruptive technologies that are poised to have a significant impact on individuals, industry, technology, and society. Learners explore strategies for identifying and researching emerging technologies to determine their value-added application to the organization and examine models that help predict technology growth and proliferation. Prerequisite(s): ITEC5010.
|4 quarter credits|
Project Management Fundamentals
Learners investigate the processes and knowledge areas found in the project management profession. Learners develop and demonstrate their understanding of the project management concepts as defined by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK© Guide), which includes knowledge of the ten project management knowledge areas, including the domains of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects, along with professionalism and ethics. Prerequisite(s): MS in Information Technology learners must have completed ITEC5030.
|4 quarter credits|
*Course has prerequisite(s). See catalog for details.
The MS in General Information Technology deepens your technical knowledge and practical skills in the diverse, challenging IT landscape. A flexible structure lets you focus on aspects of IT that match your experience, develop your interests, and line up with your professional goals.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
Review the Capella career exploration guide to learn more about this program and career paths to explore.
Program eligible for Workplace Integrated Learning
Use your experience: bring your real-world projects into the courseroom to complete assignments and apply what you’ve learned in your field.
The total cost of your degree will depend on academic performance, transfer credits, scholarships and other factors. See GuidedPath cost information below.
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$700 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees). Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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Applicants to the MSIT in General Information Technology program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
Our programs are designed to meet the unique needs of a master’s student. We’ve structured the experience in manageable pieces to help you earn your degree with support from faculty, staff and online resources.
Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSIT in General Information Technology.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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