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M.S. in Information Technology

Earn your M.S. in Information Technology

The M.S. degree in Information Technology provides students with relevant, practical, and applicable knowledge in Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS). This program provides students with the appropriate mix of technical, professional, and business skills.

Because this program focuses both on IT and IS issues, graduates can apply the acquired skills and knowledge to advance their careers in IT architecture, strategic software business analysis planning, project portfolio and program management jobs. It can also advance more experienced IT professionals and project managers to pursue technical leadership roles.

Coursework and Degree Requirements

The M.S. in Information Technology requires 12 courses (36 credits). Students must maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

STEM Approved Program

Ten Required Courses:

  • SEIS 603 Foundations of Software Development – Python
  • SEIS 605 Technical Communications
  • SEIS 610 Software Engineering
  • SEIS 615 DevOps and Cloud Infrastructure
  • SEIS 627 Software Planning and Testing
  • SEIS 630 Database Management Systems and Design
  • SEIS 662 Enterprise Resource Planning
  • SEIS 663 Information Technology Security and Networking
  • SEIS 664 Information Technology Delivery
  • SEIS 709 Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategy
Two Electives: Choose two electives from any course listed in the Graduate Programs in Software course catalog.

Please note suggested course sequences assume a fall semester start. Please talk with your advisor if you have questions or starting in other semesters.

Suggested course sequence with SEIS 603:

  • Semester 1: SEIS 603 and SEIS 605
  • Semester 2: SEIS 610 and SEIS 630
  • Semester 3: SEIS 615 and SEIS 664
  • Semester 4: SEIS 627 and SEIS 662
  • Semester 5: SEIS 663 and SEIS 709
  • Semester 6: 2 Electives

Suggested course sequence with SEIS 603 waived:

  • Semester 1: SEIS 605 and SEIS 610
  • Semester 2: SEIS 627 and SEIS 630
  • Semester 3: SEIS 664 and SEIS 615
  • Semester 4: SEIS 662 and SEIS 663
  • Semester 5: SEIS 709 and 1 Elective
  • Semester 6: 2 Electives

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Convenient Schedule

Classes are offered weeknights from 5:45 – 9:00 p.m., Monday – Friday and/or alternating Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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All full-time tenured faculty hold Ph.D. degrees and offer extensive industry experience. Adjunct faculty are selected based on professional experience and educational credentials. 

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Dr. Ron Chiang

Dr. Ron Chiang’s research interests include distributed systems, cloud computing, and high-performance computer architectures. He is especially interested in task and resource management algorithms and the design of advanced virtualization systems.

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Michael Dorin

Michael Dorin’s background includes work in public safety communications, medical devices, telephony, and aircraft navigation. He participated in initial rollouts of worldwide email and document exchange systems at IBM. He started up and managed a telecommunications products company for many years.

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Dr. Abe Kazemzadeh

Dr. Abe Kazemzadeh is an Assistant Professor in the University of St. Thomas Graduate Programs in Software department. His undergraduate interest in linguistics led him to graduate studies in computer science that focused on natural language processing.


IT Career Outlook

A job in IT pays well and employment of this field is expected to increase:

  • Most career changers transition successfully into this field after only 2 - 3 semesters.
  • Median annual salary of an IT/IS professional is $146,360*
  • Employment of this field is expected to increase 10% over the next decade*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers, (accessed March 09, 2021).


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Attend an Information Session

Attend an online information session to get program details and receive $20* off your application fee just for attending. Our programs serve working professionals with busy lives. Set your own pace and start fall, spring or summer. Classes are offered evenings and weekends. We look forward to meeting you.

*St. Thomas alumni, St. Thomas returning graduate students, St. Thomas employees, and all U.S. active and retired military personnel and veterans are eligible for a full $50 application fee waiver.