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Keep Your Momentum and Earn an IT Master's Degree

You've earned a bachelor's degree in IT, but why stop there? As a new WGU IT grad, it’s easy to continue and pursue your master's degree. In fact, more than one in five current IT master's degree seekers at WGU are continuing grads.

More than one-fifth of WGU IT bachelor's degree graduates re-enroll to earn a master's degree in IT.

Currently there are over 2,000 IT bachelor's degree grads pursuing a master's degree.

The average time to complete a master’s at WGU is 12 to 18 months. Increase your earning power in a year depending on the program.

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Why Should You Earn a Master's in IT?

  • Progress at work. Add a master's degree to your résumé and stand out when it's time for promotions.
  • Boost your salary. An advanced degree could help you earn more. Time earning a master's in IT is time well spent.
  • Keep moving. You already know the ins and outs of a WGU degree program. Keep up your momentum and earn an advanced degree.
  • Finish fast. Most graduate students earn their IT master's degree in 18 to 24 months. You may be able to move even quicker. 

 

Master's Degrees You Can Pursue

WGU offers three career-focused master's programs in IT. For most of them, you will have to have earned a bachelor's degree from a recognized and accredited institution in either a STEM field and/or another degree with relevant work experience. If you're looking to add certifications to help propel your career or gain additional IT expertise, a master's degree in IT can be a perfect fit. For specific information on degree-specific prerequisites and steps, view the IT College admission requirements.

Here are some ways to get started:

Information Technology Management – M.S.

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead:...

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready...

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead:

  • Time: 89% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,235 per 6-month term.

Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the opportunity to earn the valuable PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

Maximize the opportunities that your IT career path has afforded you—earn your master's and keep moving up. 

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – M.S.

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information...

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures...

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 22 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,590 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: cost of two EC-Council certs, included.

The curriculum is closely aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework, plus includes the opportunity to earn these certifications:

  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
  • EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

This program was designed in collaboration with national intelligence organizations and IT industry leaders, ensuring you'll learn emerging technologies and best practices in security governance.

Data Analytics – M.S.

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 22 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,235 per 6-month term.

Master data mining, visualization, and SQL—and lead analytics at the business of your choice.

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Ready to Continue at WGU?

You know what a WGU degree can do for your career and your life. Another degree could be the crucial next step you need to take. You've seen how WGU fits inside your life, so there's no better time than today to get started at WGU—again! We would love to have you return to WGU and continue your education. Don't wait any longer! Schedule an appointment with a continuing grad specialist to learn about the next steps, today.

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Returning Grads Enjoy VIP Benefits

You've learned how easy it is to fit a WGU degree program into your life, so keep going! As a returning student, you'll receive a number of perks. If you're ready, we'd love to welcome you back to WGU to pursue a master's degree. Click here to learn more about returning to WGU.

Elite Applicant Status

Your application for admission is much shorter than the standard application, and it will automatically be moved to the front of the line for consideration.

Exclusive Scholarship Opportunities

Returning grads are eligible to apply for the exclusive Alumni Master's Degree Scholarship, valued at up to $2,500.

New Student Scholarship Eligibility

Returning WGU graduates are also eligible to apply for the scholarship opportunities available to new students.

What Careers Can I Pursue with an IT-Focused Master's Degree from WGU?

A master’s degree can qualify you for higher paying jobs within the IT field. C-level executives in IT often earn high six-figure salaries. Your advanced degree may prepare you for management positions and C-level roles such as:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • IT Director
  • Analytics Manager
  • Information Manager

Why Should I Return to WGU?

Maintain Momentum

You’ve earned a bachelor’s degree. You know how a WGU degree fits into your life, so why not keep going? Continue on and earn your master’s at WGU in as few as 12 to 18 months.

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Progress Your Career

On average, advanced degree holders make $17,000 more than those with just a bachelor’s. For a small investment, you can earn your master’s degree at WGU and see big returns.

Exclusive Access

As a continuing student, you can enroll more quickly and apply for an alumni-only scholarship. Visit your student portal to complete the enrollment process quickly.

Explore Other Master's Programs

We offer master's degree programs in four in-demand fields. See what else is available.