Master of Science in Information Technology Nova Southeastern University, College of Computing and Engineering
Level Up Your I.T. Degree
You’ll need more than certifications to take your career to the next level. A Master of Science in Information Technology from NSU helps you differentiate yourself from other candidates in a competitive technology market. Our degree gives you the opportunity to focus on what interests you the most. You’ll graduate with greater technology fluency and the soft skills needed to work among and with leadership teams.
Proficient math and technical skills will help drive your success in NSU’s M.S. in Information Technology program. You’ll build on existing skills and experience to gain advanced knowledge of organizational information systems, application and security technologies, and systems infrastructure. In addition to five core courses, your curriculum will include courses in the concentration of your choice.
Accelerate Your Information Technology Degree
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Students can select to take online or on-campus classes. Online classes can be taken from anywhere in the world where Internet access is available. NSU utilizes Canvas as the learning management system to deliver online course content. On-campus classes are held on the main campus in Fort Lauderdale. Each on-campus class meets once a week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 8-week courses are available, so you can earn your degree in 1 year.
Here are some of the reasons why students chose NSU.
- Small class sizes give you one-to-one access to professors. All our classes are exclusively taught by faculty members with doctoral degrees from accredited institutions. Our faculty are internationally recognized scholars in computing, engineering and information science.
- We focus on degree programs that prepare you for careers listed by U.S. News & World Report 100 Best Jobs in 2021. You can even ask our alumni who work at Fortune 500 organizations, federal and government agencies, and universities around the world.
- Vibrant campus life includes NCAA Athletics, social and professional organizations, cultural activities, and wellness and fitness.
- Ranked a top 200 best colleges among national universities in 2018.
- Prestigious graduate programs in medicine, law, psychology, business, education, pharmacy, dentistry, and more.
- A diverse student population includes 1200 international students from 116 countries on five continents.
- State-of-the-art facilities include the latest classroom technology, advanced laboratories, and the best research libraries.
- Many NSU graduates go on to earn master's, doctoral or professional degrees at NSU or other universities. Undergraduate students participate in NSU research in fields like medicine, oceanography, cancer, psychology, dentistry and autism.
- Students build relationships by participating in numerous community events, many held on NSU’s campus. Our beautiful main campus is just minutes from Fort Lauderdale's beach, South Beach, Las Olas nightlife and the Everglades.
The Master of Science in Information Technology has three concentration options, along with a no concentration option. Students must complete 30 credits. Core courses, concentrations, and electives are listed below.
A graduate with an M.S. in Information Technology will have the ability to:
- communicate information technology concepts, designs, and solutions effectively and professionally;
- apply knowledge of information technology to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems;
- identify, analyze, and synthesize professional literature relating to the field of information technology;
- use current technologies, tools, software systems, and modern computing platforms, and apply best practices to develop real-world solutions for specific problems (e.g., applications, deployments, etc.).
- Software developer
- Business intelligence analyst
- Information technology specialist
- Web developer
- Systems analyst