As the IT landscape continues to grow, we can help you grow along with it.

It's time to further your exploration of the rapidly expanding information technology field through an online master's in information technology. Since technology changes constantly, IT professionals must evolve with the industry, build the technical and leadership skills to guide organizations into the future, and address new challenges in areas like cyber security and information security.

As the information technology field expands, businesses seek experts with advanced knowledge of IT management and leadership - an online master's in information technology can help you build out your business management expertise through the lens of the IT field. In addition, there’s increased demand for professionals with skills in cloud computing, big data, information security, and other growing areas of IT. Earning your online master’s in information technology could be one way to stand out from the competition and gain an edge in your career.

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Online Master of Science in Information Technology

Take your IT career to the next level by earning your online master's in information technology. This online master's information technology program from University of the Cumberlands builds on what you learned in your related bachelor's degree and offers the computer science, data intelligence, analytics, and security insights you need to prepare for advanced employment opportunities in virtually every sector of the economy. 

Curriculum for the master’s degree in information technology program will engage you in theories, strategies, and tactics for critical fields, including business intelligence, IT management and leadership, data mining, and information security. In this master's degree, you'll dive into subjects like cloud computing, business intelligence, and data mining, all with a focus on how this knowledge can be applied in real-world scenarios.

Course Requirements

  • ITS 530 – Analyzing and Visualizing Data
  • ITS 531 – Business Intelligence
  • ITS 532 – Cloud Computing
  • ITS 630 – Organization Leadership and Decision Making
  • ITS 631 – Operational Excellence
  • ITS 632 – Introduction to Data Mining
  • ITS 535 - System Analysis and Design
  • ITS 536 - Human Computer Interaction and Usability
  • ITS 537 - Information Technologies and Mobile Applications
  • ITS 538 - Database Systems
  • ITS 699 – Information Technology Project  OR INTR 599 – Applied Practical Learning approved substitution
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Mission & Goals

The mission of the online master's in information technology program at Cumberlands is to help you boost your IT credentials and accomplish your professional goals. This program will prepare you to:

Use predictive analytics to identify cyber threats and make data-driven policy changes.
Analyze issues involving data, cloud computing, systems, and organizational IT operations.
Recognize and prevent exploitation due to hardware, software, and network vulnerabilities.
Understand the functions of IT leadership roles across various fields and industries.
Stand out in the IT industry.
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Information Technology Careers & Outcomes

*All statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Computer Programmer: $97,800

Computer Programmer: $97,800

Computer programmers write, modify, and test code and scripts that allow computer software and applications to function properly.

Computer and Information Research Scientist: $136,620

Computer and Information Research Scientist: $136,620

Computer and information research scientists design innovative uses for new and existing computing technology.

Network and Computer Systems Administrator: $90,520

Network and Computer Systems Administrator: $90,520

Network and computer systems administrators install, configure, and maintain organizations’ computer networks and systems.

Computer Support Specialist: $59,660

Computer Support Specialist: $59,660

Computer support specialists maintain computer networks and provide technical help to computer users.

Computer Systems Analyst: $102,240

Computer Systems Analyst: $102,240

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and design ways to improve efficiency.

Computer Network Architect: $126,900

Computer Network Architect: $126,900

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.

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Earning a master’s doesn’t have to put your career on pause. The online master’s in Information Technology at University of the Cumberlands was designed for working adults. You can study in a flexible format, enhance your skillset, and prepare for new professional challenges — all while keeping your current job. 

Many organizations prefer to hire IT managers — including Chief information officers (CIOs), IT directors, and IT security managers — who hold a graduate degree. These career paths may become increasingly complex as businesses rely even more on digital platforms and cloud computing. In addition, cyber security has become a growing concern, calling for expertise in protecting business technology from unauthorized access. Earning a master’s could help you prepare for these and other challenges and opportunities in a leadership role. 

You could boost your earnings and job security. Master’s degree-holders earned a median annual salary of nearly $12,475 more than bachelor’s degree-holders in 2021. In addition, those with a master’s degree had an unemployment rate of just 2 percent, compared to 5 percent for the working population as a whole.   

Some IT pros earn a master’s to explore a new area of the information technology field or even pursue a career change. For instance, many information security analysts start out in another IT career path, such as network or computer systems administrator. After gaining experience and learning relevant skills, they attain a role in IT security. Earning a master’s may be the perfect way to bridge gaps in your skillset and take your career in a new direction.

- 36% of Computer Network Architects

- 29% of Database Architects

- 17% of Computer Systems Engineers

- 17% of Systems Software Developers

- 16% of Applications Software Developers

- 14% of Computer and Information Systems Managers

- 14% of Computer Systems Analysts

- And many others

All programs at University of the Cumberlands are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation – and we even include free textbooks through our One Price Promise! For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid page.

Each course lasts eight weeks, called a bi-term. There are two bi-terms per semester, and three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). Many classes are asynchronous, meaning there is no set login time; you can work on schoolwork whenever you find time. Cumberlands provides free rental textbooks to online students as part of its One Price Promise. 

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