Master's of Information Technology

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This 100% online program trains undergraduates, graduates, and working IT professionals in the advanced application of information technology. The program provides advanced technical knowledge in the areas of IT system architecture, data communications, virtualization, and enterprise security. Upon successful completion of this professional degree, graduates will be able to apply information technology tools and skills in their work environments. This advanced technical training will enable graduates of the program to utilize and manage information technology with the objective of increasing organizational productivity and competitive advantage.
The objective of this program is to provide opportunities for working professionals and traditional technology students to increase their knowledge and skill sets in the growing field of Information Technology. The professional Masters of Information Technology (M-IT) degree is a non-thesis, 100% online, professional development degree offered by the Department of Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering (ETSE) in the NMSU College of Engineering. This degree is designed for working IT professionals and students interested in pursuing an advanced technology degree.

Delivery Format: 100% Online
Program Credits: 30 credits
Program Length: 1 - 2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $411.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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Master of Information Technology

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The requirements for enrollment into the program are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a closely related field (must submit transcripts)
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher
  • Statement of purpose – One page describing your experiences and background, professional goals, and your reason for applying to the M-IT program
  • 2 Recommendations
  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA greater than 2.5/4.0 but less than 3.0/4.0 may be accepted provisionally on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants that do not have the Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a closely related field but have relevant I.T. experience may apply. If accepted, the graduate advisor will design a plan of study that may include appropriate leveling courses.
  • GRE scores are not required for applicants that have earned their undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. University.

Leveling coursework to satisfy master work deficiencies

  • Skills in computer programming language
  • Networking
  • Operating systems and Computer Protocols
OccupationsSalary Range
Computer and information systems manager$139,220 (Median Pay)
Computer Systems Analyst$88,270
Computer Network Architect$104,650
Information Security Analyst$95,510

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Contact Information
Name: Dr. Rolfe Sassenfeld
Title:Program Director
Phone:(575) 646 2512