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Level Up Your I.T. Degree

You’ll need more than certifications to take your career to the next level. A Master of Science in Information Technology from NSU helps you differentiate yourself from other candidates in a competitive technology market. Our degree gives you the opportunity to focus on what interests you the most. You’ll graduate with greater technology fluency and the soft skills needed to work among and with leadership teams.

Proficient math and technical skills will help drive your success in NSU’s M.S. in Information Technology program. You’ll build on existing skills and experience to gain advanced knowledge of organizational information systems, application and security technologies, and systems infrastructure. In addition to five core courses, your curriculum will include courses in the concentration of your choice:

  • Application Development: You’ll learn and apply the concepts of application specifications, development, integration and maintenance. This concentration prepares you for careers in software development and mobile and web application development.
  • Data Analytics: You’ll learn how to collect, analyze, and manage data to help drive decisions for companies in any industry. This concentration prepares you for a career as a database administrator, computer and information research scientist, computer systems analyst, and more.
  • Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Management: You’ll learn how security systems are built and how information is used by users, to help improve policies and procedures that protect data. This concentration prepares you for roles such as a cyber security analyst, information security engineer, or chief information security officer.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018-2028 (As of May 2020, there were 84,000+ job postings for software developers, 62,000+ for network and computer systems administrators, and 30,000+ for information security analysts [JobsEQ].) Computing and technology occupations also have higher than average median salaries.

Why Should You Get Your Master’s Degree in Information Technology from NSU Florida? 

  • You can study on campus or online, giving you the flexibility to continue working while you earn your degree.
  • As an NSU student, you’ll learn from world-class faculty with years of industry and government experience, while also gaining real-life, hands-on skills and knowledge during course labs.
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have certified that NSU’s curriculum in cybersecurity meets or exceeds the requirements and standards expected of a leader in cybersecurity research and education.

Apply for NSU’s Master of Science in Information Technology.

Quick Facts

Tuition
Tuition for the degree program is $849 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.
Curriculum
NSU’s M.S. in Information Technology is 30 total credits (10 courses) to complete.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs. Available start dates are in August, January, and May.
Delivery Options
Classes for the M.S. in Information Technology program are offered online or at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Each on-campus class meets once a week in the evening for 16 weeks in the fall, 17 weeks in the winter term, and 12 weeks in the summer term.

Career Outcomes

Technology Strategist $125,360 Average Salary Per Year

1.9% Projected Employment Growth

Web Developer/ Programmer $82,781 Average Salary Per Year

0.2% Projected Employment Growth

Database Administrator $100,732 Average Salary Per Year

-2.7% Projected Employment Growth

Source: Dice.com 2017 Salary Report

Information Technology Curriculum

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Prerequisite Courses
Credits
MSIT 501
Foundations of Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms ( MSIT 501 / Credits: 3 )
3
Core Courses (15 credits)
Credits
ISEC 615
Fundamentals of Security Technologies ( ISEC 615 / Credits: 3 )
3
MSIT 630
Database Systems ( MSIT 630 / Credits: 3 )
3
MSIT 650
Platform and Network Technologies ( MSIT 650 / Credits: 3 )
3
MSIT 653
Telecommunications and Computer Networking ( MSIT 653 / Credits: 3 )
3
MSIT 660
Software Development ( MSIT 660 / Credits: 3 )
3
Application Development Concentration (9 credits)
Credits
MSIT 665
Web Services ( MSIT 665 / Credits: 3 )
3
CISC 685
Interaction Design ( CISC 685 / Credits: 3 )
3
CISC 668
Mobile Application Development ( CISC 668 / Credits: 3 )
3
Data Analytics Concentration (9 credits)
Credits
MMIS 642
Data Warehousing ( MMIS 642 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 643
Data Mining ( MMIS 643 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 671
Fundamentals of Analytics and Business Intelligence ( MMIS 671 / Credits: 3 )
3
Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Management Concentration (9 credits)
Credits
ISEC 635
Information Security Operations Management ( ISEC 635 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISEC 655
Information Security Governance ( ISEC 655 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISEC 675
Governance System Auditing ( ISEC 675 / Credits: 3 )
3
No Concentration Option (15 credits)
Credits
Select a mix of courses from Concentrations and/or Electives ( / Credits: 3 )
3
Electives (3 credits each)
Credits
Students select any 600-level courses at the college prefixed MMIS, MSIT, or ISEC (except MMIS 630 or ISEC 600, 620, 640, 650, or 660) ( / Credits: 3 )
3

This program is designed for students with undergraduate majors in science, math, engineering, or business. In addition, applicants must have knowledge of structured programming in a modern, high-level language, as well as assembly language and computer organization. Applicants who do not have an adequate background may be required to take one or more of the following 500-level graduate courses during the first two terms of the program.

Success Stories

Catalina Bolaños Sippli

Receiving her Master of Science in Management Information Systems from NSU helped Catalina gain a better understanding of both the business and technology aspects in her role as an IT Consultant. Since graduating, she's been able to apply this knowledge to excel in her career.

Ben Sirof

By being able to receive the full classroom experience in an online format, Ben was able to work toward making technology his new career. With a Master of Science in Information Technology from NSU, he gained a sense of accomplishment and the experience he needed to pursue his goals.

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