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Lead the Way in IT

M.S. in Information Technology

Earn your M.S. in Information Technology

Our M.S. degree in Information Technology will provide you relevant, practical, and applicable knowledge in Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS). This program will give you the the appropriate mix of technical, professional, and business skills, which will help prepare you to develop and support organizational IT infrastructure.

Apply acquired skills and knowledge to advance your career in IT architecture, strategic software business analysis planning, project portfolio and project management jobs. More experienced IT professional and project managers can springboard learning to pursue technical leadership roles.

Why choose Information Technology at the University of St. Thomas?
  • Comprehensive, well-established, and industry-relevant. Graduate Programs in Software, part of the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas, is one of the largest, longest running programs of its kind in the U.S.
  • State-of-the-art technology skills, taught in an applied manner. Our cutting-edge software programs are the direct result of collaboration work between full-time faculty, adjunct instructors, and industry experts.
  • Countless opportunities for research, networking, and job placement. St. Thomas has deep connections with the software and technology community, as well as over 4,000 alumni from 39 states and 14 countries.
  • Classes taught by faculty with extensive industry experience. Apply what you learn immediately with an innovative curriculum that is continually updated, based on the changing needs of the industry
  • Built for working professionals with all levels of experience. Initial coursework will depend on your experience level and background.

Coursework and Degree Requirements

The M.S. in Information Technology requires 10 courses (30 credits). Students must maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

STEM Approved Program

Eight Required Courses:

  • SEIS 603 Foundations of Python I
  • SEIS 615 Cloud Computing
  • SEIS 616 Infrastructure as Code
  • SEIS 627 Software Agile Processes
  • SEIS 630 Database Management Systems and Design
  • SEIS 632 Data Analytics and Visualization
  • SEIS 663 IT Security and Networking
  • SEIS 709 Enterprise Architecture and 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 610
  • Semester 2: SEIS 604 and SEIS 615
  • Semester 3: SEIS 616 and SEIS 630
  • Semester 4: SEIS 632 and SEIS 663
  • Semester 5: 2 SEIS Electives

Suggested course sequence with SEIS 603 waived:

  • Semester 1: SEIS 604 and SEIS 610
  • Semester 2: SEIS 615 and SEIS 630
  • Semester 3: SEIS 616 and SEIS 632
  • Semester 4: SEIS 663 and SEIS Elective
  • Semester 5: 2 SEIS Electives

Graduate Degrees and Certificates that Work for You

Convenient Schedule

Classes are offered in-person and online weeknights from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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Course Delivery Mode

All programs in the Software Engineering and Data Science department at the University of St. Thomas are offered in CoFlex mode, i.e. the student has the flexibility to attend classes either in-person or online.

Inclusions and restrictions:

  • CoFlex course delivery mode is available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and students on work visas.
  • International students or students receiving certain scholarship benefits are ineligible to take the online option and must attend classes in-person.

FACULTY

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.

DR. RON CHIANG
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Dr. Michael Dorin

Dr. 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.

DR. MICHAEL DORIN
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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.

DR. ABE KAZEMZADEH

IT Career Outlook

If you love learning and are ready to thrive in an in-demand field, here are five reasons to join Information Technology:

  1. In-Demand Employment Opportunities. Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations*
  2. Our Program Transitions Career Changers to the Field. Most career changers who enter our St. Thomas IT program, transition successfully into this field after only 2-3 semesters.
  3. Financial Compensation. Tech professionals are invaluable assets and contribute unique skill sets to businesses. Financial compensation is substantially higher, with median annual salaries of IT/IS professionals at $159,010*
  4. Variety of Career Opportunities. IT overlaps with every other sector, which makes it a versatile and exciting career. 
  5. On-going Commitment to Learning & Leading. If you enjoy learning, helping solve problems, developing new ideas, and being the professional that businesses and organizations rely on, IT is a career to consider.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers, (accessed May 2023).

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Attend an Information Session

Attend an online information session to learn program details. Our programs serve working professionals with busy lives. Set your own pace and start fall, spring or summer. Classes are offered in-person and online weeknights from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. We look forward to meeting you.

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