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Online IT master's degrees that prepare you to become a respected leader.

Increase your earning potential and become a leader with an IT master's degree.

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 IT can get you the position, salary, and respect you deserve. Prepare to lead teams, face challenges, and enjoy an exciting leadership career with an online degree in information technology. WGU’s online IT master’s degrees are highly respected—largely because the programs were developed by top employers for the specific needs of the industry. You can earn while you learn when you attend WGU—our entirely online programs mean you can keep working and earning money while getting your degree. Plus, you can earn top industry certifications at no extra cost, boosting your résumé before you even graduate. An online IT master's degree could be the difference-maker for your future.

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: 76% of graduates finish withinin 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,190 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.

MBA Information Technology Management

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

Earn the online college degree that can move your...

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

  • Time: 68% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,325 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.

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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: $3,835 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. 

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Compare with MBA IT Management

Data Analytics – M.S.

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 72% of graduates finish within 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.

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Top industry certifications at no extra cost.

In the IT industry, credentials and achievements are extremely important. That's why a degree 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 IT 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 degree and industry certifications.

WGU's Center for Cyber Education (CCE).

Cybersecurity is an fast-growing industry in the IT realm, and here at WGU we are focused on helping cybersecurity professionals get the educaiton 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.


Back to School Scholarships available.

Take the next step in your career.

WGU is ready to help with the Back to School Scholarship. Our costs are about half that of other universities. With our already low, flat-rate tuition, the scholarship may be the missing piece you need toward earning a degree that’s accredited, recognized, and respected. 

We offer over 60 degree programs that let you graduate as fast as you learn. What are you waiting for? New terms begin the first of each month.

"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

An online IT master's degree program designed to give you the skills you need.

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

Our unique learning model 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 IT master's degree sooner than you think.

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Become a leader with a respected IT master's degree.

Programs designed by tech experts. 
Advacing 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.

An IT degree from WGU can do great things for your future. Just ask our grads.

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  • Happy grads

They're Prepared.

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Employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They Perform.

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Employers rated WGU graduates' job performance as very good or excellent.

They Wow.

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Employers said their WGU graduates have exceeded their expectations.

They're Confident.

Blue double bar graph comparing how confident WGU grads were that their coursework related to their jobs WGU: 78%, U.S. avg: 68%

Graduates said the majority of their coursework was related to their jobs.

They're Working.

Green double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads are working full-time compared to grads from other universities. WGU: 88%, U.S. avg: 71%

Graduates are working full-time.

They're Satisfied.

Purple double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads felt satisfied that their degrees were worth paying for WGU: 91%, U.S. avg: 67%

Graduates said their degrees were worth the cost of their education.

Source: 2018 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers; 2018 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,374 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,147 WGU graduates; Gallup-Purdue Index 2018

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