The master of science degree in information technology is a unique and flexible program that allows the student to craft his or her own program of study within the broad range of the IT computing discipline. Students build upon a core requirement in current information technology themes.
The specialty areas include website design and interactive multimedia development, application development, usability and interface design, database theory and practice, software project management, eLearning technologies, and computer networking. In addition, students have the option of choosing courses from among the wide variety of fields offered within RIT, such as computer animation, computer graphics design, telecommunications technology, and business. Portions of the degree are available in an online delivery format.
To be considered for admission to the MS in information technology, candidates must:
- Hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) degree from an accredited institution.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B).
- Submit a resume.
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
Applicants from foreign universities must submit Graduate Record Examination scores. These scores may be required for applicants whose undergraduate grade point average is less than 3.0.
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. A minimum TOEFL score of 570 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based), or 88 (Internet-based) is required. Applicants with a lower TOEFL score may be admitted conditionally and will be required to complete a prescribed program in English, along with a reduced program course load.
It is expected that students wishing to enter the program will have a background in fundamental information technology concepts, including object-oriented programming, computer hardware and software architecture, networking, website design, and interactive multimedia concepts.
Students without the necessary background should complete the prerequisites before applying to the program. Bridge courses are available to satisfy the prerequisites.
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Last updated April 25, 2018