Master’s in Information Technology
Pursue a future in information technology by starting at Valpo
Gain the leadership and interpersonal skills—combined with the ability to manage technology—to succeed in tech-related careers in the U.S. and beyond.
At Valparaiso University, our master’s in information technology gives you advanced training in data mining, information management, programming, and more to work within various tech-related environments and become an IT leader. Our graduate programs in information technology are taught by well-respected faculty members and feature small, personalized classes.
Designed for individuals who are looking to change careers or advance in information technology careers, our master’s in information technology courses will help you lead—and thrive—wherever your career aspirations take you.
Two tracks to help customize your learning
Specialize your learning with our computing and management tracks—or you can add both to your information technology master’s program. Both master’s in information technology tracks emphasize a collaborative and teamwork approach, focus on hands-on learning experiences, and develop your technology leadership skills.
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M.S. in Information Technology is STEM-Certified
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Why pursue Valpo’s M.S. in information technology?
Technology continues to change and evolve.
At Valpo, our information technology master’s program equips you with the knowledge and know-how to succeed in this dynamic and rapidly moving profession. You’ll be prepared for information technology careers that span industry and government.
So, why should you choose Valpo’s graduate programs in information technology? Here are three reasons:
Faculty with diverse expertise
Our master’s in information technology faculty bring a wealth of academic and professional experience to the classroom from areas such as artificial intelligence, computer simulation, educational dialogue, intelligent tutoring systems, software design, and more. They’re also involved with numerous professional organizations in the field. These experts will be there during your small classes, one-on-one mentoring opportunities, and research projects that you will be able to join—offering valuable insights into your future in information technology.
Hands-on learning opportunities
With Valpo’s M.S. in information technology, you’ll have ample opportunities to put your learning into action. Many of our information technology master’s program students take part in research projects, and all our graduate students pursue a capstone project—which is designed around your academic and professional goals.
Courses you will take in Valpo’s graduate programs in information technology
Our 37-credit M.S. in information technology program prepares you for information technology careers that span the profession. You’ll start with core courses in:
- Introduction to Programming
- Introduction to Information Technology
- Data Mining
- Ethics in Information Technology
- Information Management
After your intro courses, your information technology master’s program coursework is customizable by pursuing a computing track or management track—or you can take on both. You’ll also take part in a capstone project, which will further prepare you for your future in information technology.
What can you do with Valpo’s graduate programs in information technology?
Pursuing Valpo’s M.S. in information technology can be a pivotal step in your career advancement—especially if you have limited experience, want to change professions, or advance in the field. Information technology careers offer a variety of paths that offer rewarding salaries, provide professional stability, and have ample advancement opportunities.
More about information technology careers
Information technology careers are expected to grow 12% through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Industry professionals who pursue graduate programs in information technology earn up to $15,000 more annually than counterparts with only a bachelor’s degree.
Hear from our M.S. in information technology online and on-campus students
“Valpo’s information technology master’s program gave me an opportunity to experience and understand multiple cultures. It also gave me a chance to better explore myself.”
— Srinivas Chekuri ’20, M.S. in IT
Wireless Systems Engineer, Meta
Get ready for a rewarding future in information technology
Take the next step toward earning your M.S. in information technology. We have the resources to answer all your questions and help you get started.