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DEGREES & PROGRAMS

Online Masters in Information Technology—An IT Degree That Brings Respect

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Information Technology Master's Degrees

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 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:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 23 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.

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 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. 

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 and fees: $3,625 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion..
  • Certifications: Includes AWS, ITIL, LPI and CompTIA.

The LPI Linux Essentials and ITIL® Foundation Certification are central to this program. Included CompTIA certifications are A+, Network+, and Security+.

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 and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

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.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MASTER'S DEGREES

Increase Your Earning Potential and Become a Leader With a Master's in Information Technology


 

You're experienced in the IT field, and now it's time to take your career to the next level. A master's degree in information technology can get you the position, salary, and respect you deserve. Prepare to lead computer teams, face challenges, and enjoy an exciting leadership career with an online degree in information technology. WGU's online master's in information technology degrees are highly respected—largely because the online programs were developed by top employers for the specific needs of the industry.

You can earn while you learn when you get a master's from WGU—our entirely online programs mean you can keep working and earning money while getting your degree. Plus, at Western Governors University you can earn top industry certifications at no extra cost, boosting your résumé before you even graduate. An online master's degree in information technology could be the difference-maker for your future.

Top Information Technology Certifications at No Extra Cost

In the IT industry, credentials and achievements are extremely important. That's why a master's in information technology from an accredited university AND industry certifications are both crucial in demonstrating your knowledge and experience. And at WGU, we want to make sure you can earn both. That's why all of our information technology online programs offer top industry certifications as part of the program. You'll be prepared for certification exams as part of your coursework, and the fee for the exam is included in your tuition. You can boost your résumé before you even graduate, increase your earning potential, and stand out from the competition with a master's of information technology degree and industry certifications. From computer science to software development—the right accredited university can help you enhance your credentials and prepare for an exciting career.

Online. Nonprofit. Affordable.

An Online Information Technology Master's Degree Program Designed to Give You the Skills You Need

WGU’s online information technology master’s degree programs are designed specifically for experienced IT professionals and managers who are seeking leadership opportunities, higher salaries, and upward mobility. Our online degrees emphasize mastery of the skills and knowledge that are essential for continued advancement.

Our online university utilizes a unique learning model that is an ideal match for experienced IT professionals with extensive real-world experience. At WGU, you can complete a course as soon as you master the material, demonstrated through assessments—and if you already have knowledge and experience in an area, you can prove your mastery and pass your assessments even faster. The result—you could graduate with your online information technology master's degree sooner than you think!

PROGRAMS DESIGNED BY TECH EXPERTS

Advancing your career depends on your skills and your credentials. At WGU, you'll get both. Our master’s degree programs in IT are rigorous and relevant because they’re designed by industry experts as well as academic specialists. When you graduate from WGU, you can be certain you’ll have the skills and knowledge the workplace demands.

CERTIFICATIONS WITH YOUR COURSEWORK

At WGU, we know that certifications and degrees are both important in the IT world. That's why our IT degree programs allow you to earn top industry certifications along with your degree, at no extra cost. If you’ve already earned relevant certifications, you may be able to waive some degree requirements.

ACCELERATE THROUGH WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW

Your IT experience is a valuable asset at WGU. Our competency-based learning model means that if you already know the course material, you won’t need to waste time “re-learning” it. You can move on as soon as you can demonstrate mastery. By drawing on existing knowledge, experience, and certifications, you can accelerate your time to graduation—saving both time and money.

Drive Change in Your Community

If you’re ready to lead, we’re ready to help with the WGU Leadership Scholarship. Valued at up to $5,000, the scholarship can be applied toward any of our respected bachelor’s or master’s degrees in business, healthcare, education, and IT. Now is the time to change your life, so you can help change the lives of others.

You're Too Smart to Spend More Than You Need To

Tuition in our programs is about half* what you'd pay at many other online universities—and it's charged at a flat rate, not per course or per credit, so when you finish faster, you spend even less. There's a good reason WGU has been named a Best Value School by University Research & Review  year after year.

Earn a Respected Degree in Cybersecurity

WGU's already-low, flat-rate tuition makes earning your degree online affordable. With the Cybersecurity Scholarship, you can save even more. Valued at up to $5,000, this scholarship is awarded with $1,250 credited per six-month term up to four terms. Get the applicable, real-world skills you’ll need with in-demand certs included. 

* WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 57% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

IT Industry Trends

WGU's Center for Cyber Education (CCE)

Cybersecurity is a fast-growing industry in the IT realm, and here at WGU we are focused on helping cybersecurity professionals get the education and credentials they need to thrive in this field. Dedicated to supporting cyber education across disciplines and giving students access to curriculum, programs, and industry partnerships that will give them skills needed in a 21st-century cyber workforce, 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.

IT Talk and Tech Tips: The IT Audio Series

You've got to be prepared to be a successful contributor in the IT industry. WGU's College of Information Technology has developed a series of audio sessions filled with tips and tech advice that will help you—as a WGU IT student—stay up to date on the latest IT industry trends, and learn more about course-related topics and the student journey. 

What Our IT Students Are Saying


 

See what WGU students and graduates say about our information technology degree programs.

"Because of WGU's competency-based model I was able to leverage my experience and progress through the courses at my rate. My degrees have opened many doors for me and prepared me with the skills and knowledge I need to succeed.”

—Jason Franklin
M.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

“Information technology has two paths: You can go down the degree path, or you can go down the certification path. The way that WGU interweaves those together made the choice to enroll an absolute no-brainer."

—Bill Burns
Information Technology

Prepared for Success on the Job

From a 2021 Harris Poll of 300 employers of WGU graduates

97% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

95% of employers said that they would hire another WGU grad.

98% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Master's Degrees in IT

A master's degree in information technology opens the doors to many possibilities for your career. You can become an IT manager, director, VP, CIO, CISO, cybersecurity consultant, data manager, and more.

Typically a master's degree in information technology takes two years to complete. However with competency-based programs like WGU, students can finish faster. WGU students finish their master's degrees in around 18 months on average.

A master's degree in information technology is an advanced degree that allows students to gain additional skills and credentials in IT, preparing them to move up in their career.

A master's degree in information technology has many benefits, including:

  • Improved earning potential. Master's degrees can help students earn up to $12,000 more per year.
  • More job opportunities. Many IT jobs require advanced education in order for you to be qualified.
  • Improved skills. If you're looking to enhance your skills and credentials an advanced degree can help you learn more about the industry and be prepared for your future.

A master's degree in information technology can help enhance your earning potential greatly. Many careers that require an IT master's degree have salaries of more than $100,000 per year.