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College of Business & Information Technology

Online master's degrees in information technology

College of Business & Information Technology

Online master's degrees in information technology

Advance your skills in information technology 

Learn career-relevant skills to add to your resumé and pursue leadership roles with our online master’s degrees in information technology. You’ll learn how to develop and manage information systems, analyze and design data sets, or implement cybersecurity frameworks and policies in real-world environments. You’ll also gain critical, analytical and systems thinking skills designed to help prepare you for diverse roles.

The best part? Our courses are 100% online, giving you the flexibility to earn your master’s degree on your schedule. Plus, you’ll learn from accomplished professionals who work in the computer science industry and bring a hands-on perspective and practical knowledge to the classroom.  

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Find the information technology master's degree for you

8

The number of times a year you can start your degree based on your schedule.

36-39

(varies by program)

The number of credits required to complete a master’s degree in information technology with UOPX.

12-18 months

(varies by program)

The program length for a master’s degree in information technology with UOPX.

Gain valuable skills in core master’s degree in information technology courses

MASTER OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • Communication
  • Information technology
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Strategic planning

MASTER OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (COMPETENCY-BASED)

  • Communication
  • Information technology
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Strategic planning

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CYBERSECURITY

  • Cybersecurity
  • Security policies  
  • Vulnerability

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DATA SCIENCE

  • Information systems
  • Data analysis
  • Data management
  • Strategic planning 

Job outlook for master’s degree in information technology graduates

BLS CATEGORY: Computer and Information Systems Managers

JOB GROWTH: 16%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Information Systems Director 
  • Information Systems Manager

BLS CATEGORY: Computer and Information Systems Managers

JOB GROWTH: 16%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Application Development Director
  • Computing Services Manager
  • Data Processing Manager
  • IS Supervisor, Manager or Director
  • IT Manager or Director

BLS CATEGORY: Computer and Information Systems Managers

JOB GROWTH: 16%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Information Systems Director 
  • Information Systems Manager

BLS CATEGORY: Information Security Analysts

JOB GROWTH: 35%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for information security analysts is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Network Security Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Analyst 
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Information Security Officer

Curriculum for our master’s degrees in information technology 

Master of Information Systems 

You’ll take 12 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills needed in the tech industry. The coursework includes topics like: IT infrastructure, systems analysis and development, enterprise models, project management, IT architecture, data analysis and business analytics. 

Master of Information Systems (Competency-Based)

You’ll take 12 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills needed in the tech industry. This competency-based program requires students to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of experience within the past 10 years in a business/IT environment. The curriculum includes topics like: IT infrastructure, systems analysis and development, enterprise models, project management, IT architecture, data analysis and business analytics. 

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

You’ll take 7 core courses and 6 degree electives with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills needed in the cybersecurity industry. Your degree electives are organized into two tracks: leadership/auditing and tactical cyber. The coursework includes topics like: advanced cybersecurity, secure software development, cloud security, cyber ethics, secure programming and cryptography.  

Master of Science in Data Science

] You’ll take 12 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills needed in the data science field. The curriculum includes topics like: data science, database management, data analysis and business analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data modeling and data visualization. 

Tuition and financial aid

Affordable, locked-in tuition

GRADUATE: $698 Tuition cost per credit

Cost per credit applies to all master's degrees.

Tuition guarantee
Phoenix offers locked-in tuition rates

Ways to pay — and save. Explore your options.

From scholarships to transfer credits and federal financial aid for those who qualify, there are a variety of ways to pay for school and save on tuition. 

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid is money from the U.S. Department of Education to help you pay for your college tuition and expenses.

Military or Veteran Benefits

See if you qualify to use veterans’ education benefits or tuition assistance to help pay for school.

Scholarships

Starting with your first course, every new qualifying student will be awarded one of our scholarships.

Employer Tuition Discounts

Check if your employer provides tuition assistance, benefits, or reimbursement programs toward your degree.

Student experience

Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you. 

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

Use Robust Student Resources

How to apply for your master’s degrees in information technology program

Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you'll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.

  • No application fee — no obligation!
  • No SAT, GMAT or essay required
  • No out-of-state tuition
Apply for your master's degree online

Experienced faculty

University of Phoenix has experienced faculty

Learn from accomplished, real-world faculty members who lead in the fields they teach. Our instructors go through a careful vetting process before joining our faculty ranks. They include industry leaders who encourage, challenge and inspire our students. And with a student-faculty ratio of 32:1 [1], you’ll get the attention you want. 

1 This is a University-wide ratio. The College of Business and Information Technology student-faculty ratio may vary.

Accreditation

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org, since 1978.

Master's degrees in information technology FAQs

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The program length for our traditional master’s IT degrees ranges from 17–18 months. However, your time to completion could be impacted by other factors, including any breaks you may take in your studies at the University. Our self-paced competency-based master’s degree in information technology allows you to complete your degree in 12 months depending on how many courses you take each term. But you must meet eligibility requirements to be admitted.

 

While a master's degree in information technology isn't required for an IT career, it may be beneficial if you want to specialize in a specific area, work in management or get a higher-level role. An advanced degree may also allow you to apply for a broader range of IT jobs. 

A master’s degree in information technology can prepare you for a range of employment opportunities in the tech industry. Based on the program you chose, potential job titles you can pursue include information systems director, Information systems manager, network security analyst, security analyst, information security officer, computing services director and data processing manager. 

Yes! University of Phoenix is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) since 1978.

You may be able to transfer eligible credits to our online master’s degree in information technology programs if the university or college you attended is accredited. Speak with an enrollment representative to start the process of evaluation by the University to see if your prior college credits can apply to your program and to request your transcripts.