Become an IT Professional with a Master’s in Information Technology Degree!
Have you always wanted to create complex programming designs? Does solving IT problems for small businesses or corporations interest you? A 100% online Master of Science in Information Technology from Liberty University will help you realize these dreams! In our online IT degree, you will become equipped to meet the business world’s need for IT leaders.
Increase your knowledge in the field of information technology while gaining a deeper understanding of the infrastructure of specific systems. Develop your critical thinking and ability to analyze data. The real-world application of networking and database management will also teach you modeling and design.
Gain the skills you need to write code, manage programmers and systems, or secure systems depending on your specialization. The skills you gain can allow you to lead a team of IT professionals in creating business systems that make companies successful.
Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s in Information Technology Online Degree?
Liberty’s information technology degree is an excellent option if you are seeking to master the skills needed for a successful career in IT! With a rapidly expanding job outlook and financially rewarding salary, this career track has all you need for success. Our professors will equip you with the knowledge and tools essential in this field. Also, we integrate biblical principles into every class so you can prepare to succeed in your career and your walk with Christ.
With 2 areas of specialization, you can focus on the training you need to reach your goal. Liberty’s information technology master’s degree can help you advance in your career or become a valuable part of any company in as little as 2 years.
Benefits of Earning a Master’s in Information Technology at Liberty
Here are just a few of the reasons why Liberty University is the place to pursue your information technology master’s degree:
- Increase in job opportunities in business organizations.
- The job outlook for software developers is expected to grow by 21% over the next 10 years and the median pay in 2018 was $105,590.*
- Liberty graduates are sought after by prestigious companies for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility.
- Learn from experienced professors in the field of technology.
- Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Accreditation by SACSCOC means your degree will be recognized around the nation.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Software Developers, (visited December 21, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
Specializations for the Master’s in Information Technology
Network Design and Security
Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Science in Information Technology – Network Design and Security is designed to expand on your undergraduate degree by developing essential IT foundations. You will also build further understanding and techniques over computing systems. You will focus on network security and design so you can build and analyze the systems necessary for professional use.
- BMIS 662 – Telecommunications and Network Security
- CSCI 601 – Applied Network Security
- CSIS 651 – Network Architecture and Design
Potential Career Options
- Database Administrator
- Network Security Manager
- Security Analyst
- Security Auditor
Software Design and Management
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Information Technology – Software Design and Management degree program will provide you with the edge you need as a software designer. By providing you with management, business, and networking skills essential to a well-rounded degree, you will build on your existing information sciences and computer science knowledge. Our courses will challenge you to combine ethics and business into the world of information technology.
- CSCI 611 – Secure Software Engineering
- CSIS 641 – Software Development Management
- CSIS 643 – Software Design
Potential Career Options
- Application Designer
- Database Administrator
- Database Analyst
- Software Programmer
See the online cybersecurity degree programs page for more information about Liberty’s cybersecurity-related degree options.
What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Information Technology Degree?
The mission of our Master of Science in Information Technology program is to develop information technology (IT) professionals with a Christian worldview. Through our online master’s degree in information technology, you will understand the effective and efficient merging of information technology and business processes. Discover how to design IT systems using innovative methods that are consistent with business goals. Our online IT degree is geared towards the application and design of technology and its engineering applications and systems.
Liberty University strives for continual improvement to promote student success. Following the mission of Liberty University, the graduate faculty who teach our information technology courses seek to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills they need to design effective IT solutions based upon industry best practices. Our classes will hone your leadership and collaboration skills as you work with your peers through discussion boards.
Our 36-hour M.S. in Information Technology online degree program will prepare you to meet the IT goals of a business. As an online graduate, you will be ready to plan, direct, or coordinate activities in a variety of tech fields. Whether you are directing others or you are writing code yourself, we will prepare you for those roles. Your future as an IT leader, professional, or instructor is a degree away.
Potential IT Careers
After completion of our master’s in information technology online degree, these are just a few of the areas you will be able to pursue a career:
- Application designer
- Database administrator or analyst
- Network security manager
- Security analyst or auditor
- Software programmer
Highlights of Our Online Master’s in Information Technology Degree
- Tuition for our master’s in information technology online degree has not increased in 6 years. While many other schools have raised tuition for their programs, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online information technology degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- You can complete this degree in under 2 years!
- This program falls under the School of Business.
- View the Graduate Business Course Guides (login required).
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year and no set login times
Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Information Technology
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.
All Applicants Must Submit the Following:
- Admission Application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form.**
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.