Master of Information Technology


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Program Description

How will an IT degree from Virginia Tech expand your future?

Since its founding as a land-grant college in 1872, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, has grown to become Virginia's largest university. With about 200 degree programs and $148 million in research projects each year, Virginia Tech is the state's leading research institution. Visit the Virginia Tech Overview for additional information.

The VTMIT program is a joint degree between the College of Engineering and the Pamplin College of Business, both of which hold national rankings that consistently place Virginia Tech among the top fifty universities nationwide in business and engineering. A degree in Information Technology from Virginia Tech is well-known and highly-respected amongst employers and IT professionals worldwide.

How will Virginia Tech's coursework and faculty build your expertise?

Virginia Tech’s Master of Information Technology program courses are taught by highly respected faculty, renowned for their expertise in the field. Coursework is continuously updated, reflecting cutting-edge trends within the industry.

Delivery: All VTMIT program requirements can be completed online. Students learn and interact through online documents, streamed lectures, textbooks, and various online communication tools. Explore the Online Classroom for details. Courses have regular schedules and students must be prepared to be present (online) for discussions and to meet scheduled deadlines for projects, exams, and assignments.

Schedule: VTMIT students usually complete ten courses in less than three years. Along with the Master's degree, individual certificates can be granted for the completion of modules. The VTMIT program was designed for working professionals who, as part-time students, generally enroll in one or two courses per semester. Students may take courses in the Fall (15 wks), Spring (15 wks), and Summer (12 wks). Refer to the academic calendar.

Credit Requirements: Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours to obtain the Master's Degree (ten courses): all four foundation courses (3 cr each) and six module courses (3 cr each). Two courses within three separate modules must be completed to fulfill the degree requirements. Refer to the Plan of Study for details.

How can you begin your study at Virginia Tech?

If you are ready to begin your journey, we are ready for you! Everything you need to get started is right here, so don’t delay. Just follow the steps shown below and you will be on your way to a bright future in the IT field.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Information Technology degree program in Virginia Tech's Graduate School requires that applicants meet the following minimum standards:

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 of 4.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework shown on the applicant's transcripts.
  • The potential to successfully pursue and complete the VTMIT degree program as evidenced by the application, optional letters of recommendation, and/or other material submitted with the application such as professional vitae or resumé
  • Work experience in Information Technology.
  • Proficiency in using the Java computer programming language, as evidenced by prior coursework.
  • Engineering modules (Networking, Communication Systems, and Computer Engineering) require further math and electrical engineering prerequisites.

Students meeting these standards will typically be admitted as regular students. Students with a lower than minimum grade point average or without sufficient programming background may be admitted as provisional students.

Last updated Oct 2017

About the School

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