Why do a Master degree in Applied Information Technology?
Applied information technology (AIT) is the study, design, development, implementation, and support of information systems to solve the major challenges in today's work environment. Graduate students can update and enhance their skills in a full range of areas, including systems development, IT project management and business analysis. Students complete the requirements for one or more graduate certificates as they work toward completing their degrees. These post-baccalaureate certificate programs are applied programs that focus on the most relevant and timely topics in the field, including:
- Database Management Systems - Design and develop database systems and learn to manage a large database system.
- Information Security and Assurance - Implement and support computer-based information systems with a focus on securing information.
- Information Systems Management - Learn information systems processes and understand the central function of technology in managing organizational processes and achieving objectives.
- Internet Application Development - Create and apply the latest information systems capabilities for the Internet.
- Networking Technologies - Develop and implement the design requirements of a successful networked environment.
- Software Engineering - Study, design, develop, implement and support computer-based information systems.
Build Your Degree
Students can complete requirements for one of six graduate certificates and can take an additional six graduate-level courses to complete the M.S. in applied information technology. The AIT curriculum is designed to train students in the most current information technology needs and practices. Its six certificates can be earned in a year, increasing the marketability of students immediately. Students also can gain work experience with information technology companies through a graduate assistantship program.
Advance Your Career
Students who hold bachelor's degrees in other areas but are already working in information technology, those seeking additional coursework for professional growth and career advancement, and students who want to enter the fast-paced world of information technology are all encouraged to enroll.
Learn from Leaders
Build your IT expertise as you learn from nationally recognized faculty who bring both strong academic reputations and years of practical experience to the classroom. Course content and schedules are geared to working professionals. Courses are offered year-round online and in the daytime, evenings and on weekends at Towson's suburban Baltimore campus.
This program is also offered at the University Center - Northeastern Maryland. The admission and degree requirements for this master's degree program are the same as those offered on campus. If you are enrolling in this program and have not attended Towson University for one year, you must complete a Graduate Admissions application.
This program has rolling admissions--in order to ensure timely processing, we recommend submitting your application by August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, and May 1 for summer admission. While we will continue to accept applications and materials after these dates, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed in time for the start of classes.
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university*
- A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 for full admission and 2.75 for conditional admission.
These programs are intended for students who have a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, computer information systems or a related field who will enter the program for advanced studies; students who have a bachelor's degree in a field not listed above who are already employed in the IT field and are seeking additional academic studies for professional growth or career advancement; and students who have a bachelor's degree in disciplines other than IT who are seeking preparation for careers in this field.
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