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Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Online Degree

The curriculum for the Master of Science in Information Technology has been specially designed to provide students with cutting-edge expertise in this ever-evolving field. Integrating a comprehensive mix of IT and business courses, this program equips students to advance their careers and empowers them to establish their own ventures as tech entrepreneurs. Built upon a robust foundation of industry insights, our curriculum is crafted by top academic leaders to foster student success.

Apply By:
August 15, 2024
Classes Start:
September 5, 2024
No Live Lectures
12 Courses
Less than a year
Pay as You Go ($400 per course assessment)


Discover cutting-edge technological solutions to real world problems and gain a competitive advantage in one of the fastest-growing fields worldwide. Identify complex business problems and implement computer-based solutions while honing your leadership qualities. This degree is perfect for working professionals who want to advance their career in tech.

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What You’ll Learn in the Online MSIT Program

Design solutions to complex computing problems
Understand industry-recognized best practices and standards
Analyze user needs and provide computing solutions
Assess the development and implementation of IT systems
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To be accepted to the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program as a Degree Student, applicants must be 18 years old or older and meet all the admissions requirements as follows :

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's degree diploma/transcript from a US accredited institution or an equivalent degree from an accredited international institution.

Proficient in English

Applicants must show evidence of English Language proficiency.

Programming Language Knowledge

Applicants must show evidence of a working knowledge of at least one programming language obtained from prior coursework, career experience, or other sources.

Mathematical Literacy

Applicants must submit documented proof of successful college-level coursework in either Calculus, Linear Algebra, or Statistics.


The curriculum for the Master's in Information Technology has been specially designed to provide students with the latest knowledge and skills in the ever evolving field of technology. Students must complete at least 12 courses.

Foundation Courses : 3 courses | 9 Credits
Required Business Electives : (Choose 3 out of 6) | 9 Credits
Program Electives : 3 courses | 9 Credits
Core Electives : (Choose 3 out of 6) | 9 Credits

Master’s Degree In Information Technology Careers

Where will a Master of Science in Information Technology take you? Your degree will help prepare for a job as a:

Information Security Manager
IT Director
Cloud Architect
Management Consultant

As a UoPeople student, you’re never on your own—our Career Service Center provides resume feedback, networking tips, interview techniques and more.

What Does An IT Professional Do? A Brief Career Overview!

An IT professional helps businesses and individuals make the most of their computers and network systems. They may develop, test, and maintain technology.

Is Technology A Good Career Path For You?

Many people have asked, “Is technology a good career path?” So, we took the time to answer what makes technology careers so enticing and how to get involved.

No tuition or enrollment fees

$60 application fee



Master’s Degree In Information Technology Costs

UoPeople does not charge for tuition, books, or campus expenses. You’ll never have to pay fees for courses upfront. We charge only a $60 application fee, and a $400 assessment fee at the end of each course. This is a huge savings compared to U.S. public universities who charge on average $66,340 for a Master’s of Science in Information Technology degree. Over the course of your studies at UoPeople, you can expect to pay a total of $4,860—less if you have credits to transfer in! Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to afford a degree, if you can’t afford these fees scholarships and grants may be available. 


Concerned about managing your studies while you work or juggle family life? Don’t be! Over half of our students are successfully studying while working, raising families, or both. You can too! UoPeople is proud to be the world’s most flexible option for earning a high-quality, accredited, 100% online degree. Learn more about how our programs are specially designed to work for you:
Asynchronous Learning
Accessible Technology
Transfer Credits

Common Questions Students Are Asking Us

Questions regarding our academic programs offered at UoPeople

A Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree focuses on advanced skills for analyzing complex business needs, applying technological solutions, and driving growth. It prepares you to lead in IT and serve key roles across industries. 

The MSIT program at University of the People can be completed in less than a year, or about 12 months.  

You must be at least 18, proficient in English,  have at least a bachelor's degree, and have completed UoPeople Foundations courses. Foundational knowledge in programming languages and mathematics(calculus, linear algebra, or statistics) will be a big plus.  

UoPeople's unique, tuition-free model makes it possible to start earning a high-quality, American degree for just $60, and pay as you go without financial commitments. The total cost of a Master’s degree is approximately $4,860 for a 36-credit program, which equals to about $135 per credit.

MSIT graduates can pursue roles such as Database Administrator, Computer Network Architect, Information Security Managers, IT Directors, IT Project Manager, Cybersecurity Manager, Cloud Architects, and Management Consultants, among others. Some UoPeople alumni have found success with positions at leading global organizations such as Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Deloitte, AT&T, Dell, etc.   

Yes. Students pursuing a Master’s degree can transfer up to 18 credits (equal to 50% of the program requirement) from another accredited institution toward their UoPeople degree.  

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