The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is consistently ranked among the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News and World Report.
This degree program prepares students to pursue technical as well as management careers in all employment sectors. The program emphasizes the acquisition of sound theoretical concepts with intensive "hands-on" experience in information technology. The courses are taught by faculty with high-level expertise gained through their research activity, affiliations with industry and professional experience. Research areas include cloud computing, computer and network security, high performance computing, and wireless networking.
Recent graduates are employed by IBM, General Electric, Northrop Grumman, John Deere, USAA, BB&T, First Citizens, AT&T, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and local, state and federal agencies.
Specializations (or Careers)
- Computer Networking and Communications
- Computer Security
- Web Technologies
- Digital Media Technologies
- Database Management
An applicant may be given unconditional admission to the MSIT Program if they possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. If an applicant does not meet these admission requirements, they may be admitted conditionally.
The Master of Science in Information Technology offers two options: the thesis option and the coursework option. Both options require 30 credit hours, with three core courses (nine credit hours). In addition, students must maintain and complete the program with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Up to 12 semester hours of graduate work may be transferred from another university, provided it was not a part of any prior undergraduate degree requirement. The course content must adequately replace current graduate offerings in the student’s curriculum. Transfer credits should be at a level comparable to 600 or 700 level courses at North Carolina A&T State University.
Explore the curriculum guide.
For program-related questions:
Qingan Zeng, Ph.D.
Chairperson & Program Coordinator
Department of Computer Systems Technology
College of Science and Technology
For assistance with the admissions process:
The Graduate College
For assistance with the registration process:
Student Services Coordinator
336-285-3798 or 888-498-6752 (Toll-Free)
Business Services Coordinator
336-285-3811 or 888-498-6752 (Toll-Free)