Your Degree Program

MSIT Degree

The Master of Science Degree in Information Technology (MSIT) consists of 36 semester hours (12 courses).  In addition, you may be required, depending upon your undergraduate degree major, to take 4 foundation courses.  Each foundation course is 3 credit hours, for a total of 12 additional hours of transition courses.  The transition courses contain material that an undergraduate IT major would have covered.  Courses include:  data management (database), information security, networking, platforms & operating systems, programming (JAVA) and web development. 

In addition to any foundation courses, you will have 5 Core Requirements (15 hours), 1 Required Elective (3 hours - your choice of course from the list), and 6 elective courses (18 hours - your choice of courses from the list).

If you are conditionally or provisionally accepted, you will be required to take a number of the foundation courses which will be listed in your acceptance letter.” The foundation cousre can be waived if you took a similar course in your undergraduate study. We aslo offer test-out option if you think that you have sufficient knowledge for a foundation course. The test out must be completed before you officially start your program. For more information, contact Dr. Lei Li at:

Graduate Certificates

We also offer 3 graduate certificates.  The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Foundations covers all of the foundation courses (12 hours total). The Graduate Certificate in IT Security covers 4 information security courses (12 hours total). The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology covers 5 health information courses (15 hours total).


At the time of admittance, you were admitted either into the MSIT program, or one of the Graduate Certificate programs.  Please follow the curriculum for the program for which you were admitted.

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