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General Information Technology
Master of Science in Information Technology

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.

Hands-on experience

Add practical IT experience to your résumé by working as an IT analyst on real projects and with actual company stakeholders.

Take certification exams on us

Capella offers eligible students certification exam vouchers from CompTIA, Cisco, and SAS.

Applied IT project

Gain real-world experience and demonstrate what you’ve learned before you graduate by working on live industry projects.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 7 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • Applied IT project

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Information Technology degree?

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.

Job titles to explore

  • Software engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Information technology manager
  • Director of information technology
  • Data analyst
  • Solutions architect
  • Software developer
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems analyst
  • Information technology analyst
  • Applications developer

Employment settings to explore

  • Financial services organization
  • Public, private, or for-profit educational institution
  • Information technology consulting firm
  • Manufacturing company
  • Government—local, state, and federal
  • Telecommunications organization
  • Insurance carriers
  • Hospital
  • Software publisher

*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.

Articles and resources

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Why IT Needs More Women – Lessons Learned from a Technology Leader

Melissa Zgola, faculty chair with Capella University’s School of Business and Technology, reflects on nearly 20 years of experience in the tech industry. 

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