Information Technology Management - Master of Science


To qualify for admission to the Master of Science in Information Technology Management Program, a candidate must have:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  2. A 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  3. Prerequisite coursework in:
    1. Programming 1
    2. Database 1
    3. Data Communications/Network
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. A resume
  6. 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

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)


31 credits

Required courses:
ITM 700Communications for IT Professionals3
ITM 705Leading the IT Function3
ITM 710Finance for IT Managers3
ITM 715Data Science3
ITM 720Cloud Computing and Enterprise Applications3
ITM 725Enterprise Security3
ITM 730Agile and Traditional IT Project Management3
ITM 735Business Analysis for Effective IT Organizations3
ITM 740IT Operations3
ITM 754Capstone Preparation1
ITM 755Capstone3
Total Credits31

University graduate degree requirements

After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:

  1. Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
  2. 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, with the exception of students enrolled in the Student Affairs Administration and Leadership Ed.D. (SAA Ed.D.) graduate program. SAA Ed.D. students must complete all degree requirements within ten years from the time of initial enrollment in the graduate program.
  3. 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). Some UWL graduate programs require more than 30 graduate credits. Please review the individual program requirements listed in the catalog for the exact number of credits required.
  4. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
  5. 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 Graduate & Extended Learning for editorial review and approval by the Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning. The recommended initial submission date for review is two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning. 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 Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see Graduate & Extended Learning.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.)