It's time your career matched your potential. A master's degree in IT can get you the position and respect you deserve. WGU’s online IT master’s degrees are highly respected—largely because the programs were developed by employers for the specific needs of the industry. When you graduate from WGU, you can be certain you’ll have the skills and knowledge the workplace demands.
Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe.
- Time: 72% of graduates finish in 6–20 months.
- Tuition and fees: $4,190 per 6-month term.
- Certifications: two EC-Council certs, included.
The curriculum is closely aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework, plus includes 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.
Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:
- Time: 87% of graduates finish in 6–18 months.
- Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.
Certifications included in the coursework of this program:
- SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9
- SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9
Master data mining, visualization, and SQL—and lead analytics at the business of your choice.
A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead:
- Time: 82% of graduates finish in 6–24 months.
- Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.
Included in your program—at no extra cost—is 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.
Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:
- Time: 98% of grads finish in 6–18 months.
- Tuition and fees: $4,325 per 6-month term.
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.
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Apply for the WGU Cybersecurity Scholarship today.
The need for cybersecurity experts has never been greater. To encourage more people to earn their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in cybersecurity, WGU is offering multiple $5,000 WGU Cybersecurity Scholarships.
This scholarship opportunity is only available through December 31, 2019. So start your application today!
Programs begin the first of each month, and our flexible, online format lets you complete most coursework any time or place that fits your schedule.
"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,
B.S. Information Technology, 2015
WGU’s online IT master’s degree programs are designed specifically for experienced IT professionals and managers like you who are seeking upward mobility. Our degrees emphasize mastery of the skills and knowledge that are essential for continued advancement.
Our competency-based approach to education is an ideal match for experienced IT professionals like you with extensive real-world experience. At WGU, you earn your degree by demonstrating skills and knowledge in subject areas through a series of assessments. If you already possess these competencies, you can complete your assessments quicker. With the guidance of your mentor, you’ll be able to earn your IT master’s degree online, on your schedule, and on your budget.
Programs designed by tech experts.
Career advancement depends on competence as well as 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.
Credentials with your coursework.
Many of our IT degree programs incorporate respected industry certifications without adding exam fees or additional courses—they’re built into the curriculum. 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.