Information Technology Management - Master of Science
**Pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission**
To qualify for admission to the Master of Science in Information Technology Management Program, a candidate must have:
- A baccalaureate degree
- A 3.0 undergraduate GPA
- Prerequisite coursework in:
- Programming 1
- Database 1
- Data Communications/Network
- Two letters of recommendation
- A resume
- Up to 1,000 word statement of personal intent describing the candidate's decision to pursue this degree and what the candidate will bring to the information technology field
Provisional admission will be considered using the following guidelines:
- 2.5 GPA and above at the discretion of the Academic Director and home campus
- Below a 2.5 GPA, a student can remediate by taking two of the following ITM introductory courses and earning a "B" or better in each course (pending approval from the Academic Director)
|ITM 700||Communications for IT Professionals||3|
|ITM 705||Leading the IT Function||3|
|ITM 710||Finance for IT Managers||3|
|ITM 715||Data Science||3|
|ITM 720||Cloud Computing and Enterprise Applications||3|
|ITM 725||Enterprise Security||3|
|ITM 730||Agile and Traditional IT Project Management||3|
|ITM 735||Business Analysis for Effective IT Organizations||3|
|ITM 740||IT Operations||3|
|ITM 745||IT Governance, Ethics, and Regulatory Compliance||3|
|ITM 750||Emerging Technologies||3|
|ITM 754||Capstone Preparation||1|
Graduate degree requirements
After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:
- Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
- Complete all courses and other program requirements, including residence requirements prescribed for the degree desired in the respective school or college within a seven-year period from the date of initial enrollment.
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits for a master's degree; 54 credits for a doctorate or post-master's degree. Earn at least one-half of the minimum number of credits required in the program in graduate-only level courses (700, 800, 900, and non-slash 600 level courses).
- Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
- Satisfy dissertation, thesis, seminar paper, terminal/graduate projects and internships, or comprehensive examination, where applicable. A dissertation or thesis approved by the committee must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies for approval at least two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. However, if the seminar paper or project report is to be archived in Murphy Library, the student must follow the same rules as they apply to the dissertation/thesis requiring approval from the Director of Graduate Studies. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see the Office of Graduate Studies.
- File a completed "Intent to Graduate" form online via the WINGS Student Center immediately following registration for the final semester or summer term in residence. December graduates and winter intersession should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
- Pay the graduation fee and remove all other indebtedness to the university. Payment of graduation fees does not imply readiness for graduation and does not take the place of applying for graduation.
- Complete all requirements within 30 days after the official ending date of a term in order for a degree to be awarded for that term. (See #5 above for separate deadline for written capstone experience.)