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If you want to help solve business problems by designing efficient software and infrastructure, Liberty University’s online Master of Science (MS) in Information Technology (IT) – Software Design and Management may be right for you. This program can help equip you to meet the growing need for technology managers and software project administrators in the business world.

Maybe you want to break into the IT industry, or perhaps you’re looking to advance to a higher-level role in the field of software design. Either way, our master’s degree can help you gain the business, programming, and leadership skills needed to succeed in this competitive industry. Our courses will build on your previous knowledge of computer science and business management so you can pursue exciting career opportunities.

With increasing demand in the business world for IT experts, our software design and management master’s degree could be your path to a rewarding career. Partner with us and train to become a leader in the booming IT industry.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our goal is to train qualified job candidates to lead with skill and integrity in the world of business and IT. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career path, advance in your current field, or pursue a terminal degree, our online software management degree can help you achieve your goals. This program incorporates cutting-edge research with the latest technology to help ensure you can meet the needs of the modern IT industry.

Are you worried that school will get in the way of your other commitments and priorities? If so, we have just what you need. Our online master’s in software development has no set login times, which means you can complete your courses when and where it’s most convenient for you. In addition, you’ll learn from professors who have years of real-world experience in business and IT. Our faculty are passionate about what they do, eager to share their expertise, and committed to helping you take your career to the next level.

We won’t just help you get an education — we’ll equip you to creatively solve real-world problems and integrate ethical standards into your professional life. At Liberty, we’re committed to Training Champions for Christ. With this goal in mind, we seek to help you grow academically, spiritually, and professionally. Our master’s in software development online is an accredited degree that offers top-notch credentials and practical training.

In this information technology program, you’ll take several core IT courses as well as specialized courses for the design and management area of study. Software design managers need more than just technical knowledge — they must know how to lead a team of IT professionals to accomplish business objectives. That’s why our program focuses on developing your hard and soft skills so that you can effectively lead a team of professionals as you solve complex IT problems and implement efficient software.

If you’re seeking advanced training in IT infrastructure and management, our master’s program is a great option. You’ll take an in-depth look at many important aspects of the IT industry, such as systems analysis, ethical and legal issues, data mining, computer security, data analytics, and database design. Equipped with this training, you can prepare to oversee large-scale information technology projects in your organization.

You can also learn how to develop IT systems, manage software development projects, and create innovative products and services that will help your company grow. Our professors will train you in statistical analysis techniques so that you can leverage valuable data for your business. With a curriculum rooted in biblical ethics, you can learn how to maintain high moral and professional standards in the workplace.

Through the software design and management specialization, you’ll explore software development from a managerial perspective. That way, you won’t just learn how to design software and develop effective IT systems — you can become equipped to oversee projects from start to finish and use your company’s resources wisely.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.