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ONLINE IT DEGREES

Expert-Designed Programs—Certifications Included


 

Solving problems and designing solutions is your calling. To advance your career, employers expect you to prove your skills and show what you've got. That's the same way you earn a degree at WGU.

Browse and compare our online IT degree programs to find the best fit for your needs.

CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

WGU's Cybersecurity Master's Program is ranked #3 by Fortune.com for online cybersecurity programs in the country. Our programs are created by professionals to help students be prepared for a career in cyber. 

EXCELLENCE AND RESPECT

2021 National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). WGU has been awarded an CAE designation by the National Security Agency (NSA) for its B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program.  

USNCC OPPORTUNITIES

WGU is honored to have been chosen to provide educational opportunities for active duty enlisted Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen from the United States Naval Community College (USNCC). WGU will offer USNCC military students an Associate of Science Cybersecurity and Information Assurance degree. 

Information Technology Bachelor's Degrees Online

Computer Science – B.S.

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task:...

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task:

Lay the groundwork for the computing breakthroughs that will enable tomorrow's technologies. 

  • Time: 71% of graduates in similar programs finish within 27 months.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 35 total courses in this program.

You'll have the opportunity to earn these certifications:

  • CompTIA Project+
  • Axelos ITIL Foundation

Utilize your previous college courses or IT experience to help you complete your degree faster.

Careers that this program can help prepare you for include:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Artificial intelligence specialist
  • Software engineer
  • Machine learning engineer

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – B.S.

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree....

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 21 months.
  • Tuition: $3,950 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 34 total courses in this program.

Some careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Cyber crimes investigator
  • Director of cybersecurity
  • Chief of cyber counterintelligence
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cyber operations planner

Certifications included in this program at no extra cost include:

  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • ITIL® Foundation Certification
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Certification (CySA+)
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional
  • CompTIA Network Security Professional
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional

Cloud Computing – B.S.

A three-track program designed to arm you with the certifications and...

A three-track program designed to arm you with the certifications and credentials you need for a career like systems administrator, computer systems analyst, cloud support specialist, AWS support administrator, and more.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 35 months.
  • Tuition: $3,790 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 37 total courses in this program.
  • 3 Tracks: Choose between a multi-cloud, AWS, or Azure focused track to learn specific software specialties.

Certifications at no extra cost, including:

  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration–Associate
  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+

Earning certs on the path to your degree gives you credentials that will boost your résumé right away, even before you complete your online degree program.

Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster,

Network Engineering and Security – B.S.

Launch your career in designing, securing, and optimizing complex networks....

Launch your career in designing, securing, and optimizing complex networks.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish similar programs within 39 months.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 34 or 37 courses in this program depending on focus area
  • Two focus areas: Students can choose between a Cisco or general program, allowing them to learn and gain experience in their chosen specialty.

Certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • LPI Linux Foundations

The Cisco program also includes: 

  • Cisco CCNA
  • Cisco DevNet
  • Cisco CyberOps

The general program  also includes: 

  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (Stacked)
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (Stacked)
  • CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (Stacked)
  • CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (Stacked)

This program will help you develop strong skills in network design, network operations, and security management.

Data Management/Data Analytics – B.S.

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge online degree:...

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge online degree:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 37 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 39 total courses in this program.

Certifications in this program at no additional cost include:

  • CIW Data Analyst
  • CompTIA A+ (Parts 1 and 2)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • Udacity Nanodegree—a unique, highly recognized credential designed to prepare you for a career in data science

There are many job titles a degree in data management and data analytics will prepare you for, including:

  • Data Scientist
  • Automation Architect
  • SQL Query Builder
  • R Programmer
  • AI Trainer
  • Tableau Report Developer
  • QA Analyst
  • Python Programmer
  • Analytics Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Statistician

Software Development – B.S.

You're a creative and tech genius who wants the bigger opportunities....

You're a creative and tech genius who wants the bigger opportunities.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 40 months.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 34 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost are:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project +
  • ITIL®1 Foundation Certification

There are a wide variety of job titles this degree program prepares students for, including:

  • Software Developer
  • Network Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer

Software development is the second-highest rated specialty within IT. Secure your future with a degree and additional certifications.

Information Technology – B.S.

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online...

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online program a top choice.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 48 months.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 36 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+ 
  • CompTIA Network+ 
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • CompTIA Project+ 
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist 
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • LPI Linux Essentials

Job titles this degree may prepare you for include:

  • Application developer
  • Business systems analyst
  • IT manager
  • Database administrator

Accelerated Information Technology Bachelor's and Master's Degree

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster...

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster pace with fewer courses.

  • Time: Approximately 5 years.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion.
  • Courses: 42 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+ 
  • CompTIA Network+ 
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist 
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • PMI CAPM
  • LPI Linux Essentials

This program allows students to earn their bachelor's degree in IT and move directly into a master's degree in IT management, cutting down on the total number of courses to complete.

Health Information Management – B.S.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM....

A program designed for future leaders in HIM.

  • Time: 63% of grads earned this degree in 36 months or less.
  • Tuition: $3,998 per 6-month term, plus a Health Professions Student Fee of $350.
  • Courses: 36 total courses in this program.

Some careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of informatics
  • HIMS chief
  • Information systems auditor
  • Outpatient coder
  • Health records manager

This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam. 

Compare with B.S. Business – Healthcare Management

IT Management – B.S. Business Administration

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:...

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 43 months.
  • Tuition: $3,575 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 40 total courses in this program.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Vice president of risk management
  • Product security incident manager
  • Vice president of technical services
  • CTO and CIO
  • Director of IT

Key competencies of these online courses align with industry needs: management and leadership, networks and security, and information systems management.

Information Technology Master's Degrees Online

Cybersecurity & Information Assurance – M.S.

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe....

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 22 months.
  • Tuition: $4,295 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 9 total courses in this program.

Certifications in this program at no additional cost include:

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

The curriculum is closely aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework. The 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.

Information Technology Management – M.S.

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

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead.

  • Time: 72% of graduates finish within 20 months.
  • Tuition: $3,940 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

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

There are many job titles this degree can prepare you for, including:

  • CIO/CTO
  • IT manager
  • IT director
  • Information systems manager

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

Data Analytics – M.S.

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 23 months.
  • Tuition: $3,940 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

There are many careers this degree program may prepare you for, including:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Information Research Scientist
  • Advanced Analytics Expert

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

Accelerated Information Technology Bachelor's and Master's Degree

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster...

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster pace with fewer courses.

  • Time: Approximately 5 years.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion.
  • Courses: 42 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+ 
  • CompTIA Network+ 
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist 
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • PMI CAPM
  • LPI Linux Essentials

This program allows students to earn their bachelor's degree in IT and move directly into a master's degree in IT management, cutting down on the total number of courses to complete.

MBA Information Technology Management

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper...

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months
  • Tuition: $4,530 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Chief technology officer
  • Director of IT services
  • Senior systems administrator
  • Management information systems director
  • Computer and information systems manager

Learn to navigate emergencies, execute strategies, and optimize systems with the competencies within this specialty MBA.

Top Ranked for ROI


 

An IT degree should be worth the cost. Comparing the cost of the program and the ROI you'll get is key in determining if a program is right for you. Our degree programs have proven to provide a great return on investment with WGU grads seeing an average salary increase of $18,000 within just two years of graduation.*

In fact, graduates from WGU's Bachelor of Science—Information Technology program boast a 320% ROI on average, a figure that factors in two-year post graduate earnings compared to student debt. Our return on investment ranks first among other online colleges.

*WGU 2021 Annual Report

IT Degree ROI

Student Experiences

WGU vs. Traditional Universities
Compare the Difference

Traditional Universities

 

AVG. yearly tuition
For BACHELOR’S DEGREES

$12,112*

$7,452

AVG. cost
For 3RD PARTY IT CERTIFICATIONS

$350**

Included with your tuition cost

AVG. yearly tuition
For MASTER’S DEGREES

$22,913***

$7,842

TUITION STRUCTURE

Per credit hour

Flat rate per 6-month term

SUPPORT

A counselor you have to schedule time with

An individual Program Mentor who knows your goals and schedule

EXAMS

Scheduled time

Whenever you feel ready

SCHEDULE

Professor led lectures at a certain time and place

Courses available anytime, from anywhere

*According to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
**The cost of valuable industry certifications can range from $150 to $400 At WGU, we offer vouchers for certifications, so the cost is included in your tuition price.
***According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics

Traditional Universities

 

AVG. yearly tuition
For BACHELOR’S DEGREES

$12,112*

AVG. yearly tuition
For BACHELOR’S DEGREES

$7,452

AVG. cost
For 3RD PARTY IT CERTIFICATIONS

$350**

AVG. cost
For 3RD PARTY IT CERTIFICATIONS

Included with your tuition cost

AVG. yearly tuition
For MASTER’S DEGREES

$22,913***

AVG. yearly tuition
For MASTER’S DEGREES

$7,842

TUITION STRUCTURE

Per credit hour

TUITION STRUCTURE

Flat rate per 6-month term

SUPPORT

A counselor you have to schedule time with

SUPPORT

An individual Program Mentor who knows your goals and schedule

EXAMS

Scheduled time

EXAMS

Whenever you feel ready

SCHEDULE

Professor led lectures at a certain time and place

SCHEDULE

Courses available anytime, from anywhere

*According to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
**The cost of valuable industry certifications can range from $150 to $400 At WGU, we offer vouchers for certifications, so the cost is included in your tuition price.
***According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics

See a Breakdown of Course Costs

Earn Valuable IT Certifications with Your Degree

Our goal is to give you the skills and training you need to be marketable in the information technology field. That's why our degree programs don't just give you a degree, but top industry certifications as well. You'll be prepared to get these certifications as you progress in your degree, and at no extra cost! Boost your résumé with the valuable online information technology degree and certifications you need to wow employers, and be prepared for a successful career.

More Resources for IT Students

Cybersecurity Job FAQs

These frequently asked questions about cyber security jobs will help you determine if it's a good choice for you.

Meet More WGU IT Alumni 

Learn more about the experiences of distinguished WGU graduates.

 

WGU Ranked #3 Best Online Cybersecurity Master's Program

Fortune.com ranked WGU's degree program as the third best online master's program for cybersecurity in the country.

WGU has partnered with the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition to launch B4 Women in Tech.

 

This program helps put an accredited and affordable IT degree within reach of Black, Latina, and Native American women wanting to build or grow tech-focused careers. Together, WGU and Reboot Representation are committed to doubling the number of BLNA women graduating with IT degrees by 2025.

 

What IT Alumni Are Saying


 

People love their WGU experience. See why it means so much to them, and what makes us different.

"I am now coaching and leading others. I am very much driven by helping others see their own value. I see a bright future in inspiring coworkers and community members to see the best in themselves and to reach their potential."

— Jason Maestri, B.S. Software Development grad

"WGU has impacted my life and provided me with the control I needed to complete many other accomplishments in a relatively short amount of time. I am grateful to WGU and the programs it offers and will continue to recommend its program to all of my IT buddies."

— Aspen De La Cruz, B.S. IT & M.S. IT Management grad

"WGU’s advantage is its flexibility. The education itself is top-notch, and the flexibility allows busy people to get through school. I recommend WGU to everybody, particularly in IT fields. The certifications you get at WGU are fantastic—some of the best in the industry."

— Ken Krauss, M.S. Information Security and Assurance grad

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Get Job Stability

When you choose a career in information technology, you can expect great job opportunities and valuable job stability. Jobs in the IT sector are expected to grow 22% in the coming years, introducing some 20 million jobs in field. 

Hack Your Tech Career

WGU faculty members are experts in the field, and they're not just sharing their expertise inside the classroom. Stay up to date on the latest IT industry trends and learn from their time in the field with the "IT Talk" audio series.

Center for Cyber Education

WGU's CCE provides students with faculty trained in areas like network security, cryptography, digital forensics, cyber law, cyber policy, cloud security, cyber defense, and data management.
 

College of Information Technology FAQs

Yes, you can earn an IT degree online. Along with industry certifications, an online IT degree can make you more employable and likely increase your earning power as well. Through an online degree program in IT, you may learn about data management, programming, and network security. Online IT degree programs may be able to offer needed flexibility so you can continue working while attending school.

The top online bachelor's in IT programs (based on ROI) are:
1. Western Governors University (320% ROI)
2. Columbia Southern University (212% ROI)
3. Capella University (175% ROI)
4. Southern New Hampshire University (162% ROI)
5. University of Phoenix—Arizona (154% ROI)
6. American Public University System (145% ROI)
7. Colorado Technical University—Colorado Springs (126% ROI)
8. Walden University (107% ROI)
9. Purdue University (103% ROI)

There are a wide variety of jobs you can get with an IT degree. Some of the most popular are:

  • Network engineer
  • Software or web developer
  • Information security or computer systems analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Database or computer systems administrator
  • IT manager
  • Cybersecurity expert

There are several different IT degrees that will help you get an IT job. Here are some popular IT or computer degrees:

  • Cloud and Systems Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Data Management/Data Analytics
  • Information Technology
  • Network Operations and Security
  • Software Development
  • Health Information Management
  • Information Technology Management

You can get an online IT degree by applying to WGU! The process is simple. We also have enrollment counselors who are ready to help you go through the process of applying, and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Once you're enrolled in WGU, your path is straightforward. You move through your coursework, and once you've mastered the material, you can move on to the next course.

It typically takes about four years to get an online bachelor's degree in information technology. Some schools, like WGU, have a model that allows students to earn an information technology degree much more quickly due to accelerated, flexible courses.

An online information technology degree may teach you skills in many areas including programming, data management, and network security. You might also gain experience in project management and information systems management.