Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

The field of Information Technology is growing quickly, with specialty areas such as cybersecurity analysis expected to grow 28% through 2026.

The MSIT from ACU Online is designed for the working IT professional who holds an undergraduate degree in IT. Non-IT working professionals and career changers are also invited to enroll in the MSIT, where they will complete prerequisite IT coursework prior to beginning the MSIT program.

With five courses in cybersecurity, our MSIT is designed around this central pillar of technology and provides instruction that runs parallel to professional certifications. The MSIT courses are industry-aligned, equipping students to be high-performers.

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Curriculum can prepare you for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Axelos Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Joe Feliciano is the Program Director for the Master of Science in Information Technology. He received his doctorate from Pace University in New York. His master’s degree in Information Systems is from Long Island University, and his undergraduate work was completed at Hawaii Pacific University in Business Administration.

After leaving the U.S. Air Force in 1995, he began to work on Windows Servers, PCs, and Mainframe Systems for manufacturing, health care, and telecom organizations. He has been teaching IT management, computer networking, database, and cybersecurity courses since 2007.

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What can you do after graduation?

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Administrator
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager

Admission Requirements

  • Application and fee.
  • Official Baccalaureate transcript from a regionally accredited university.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher. Provisional admission may be given to students with a 2.5 to 2.99 cumulative undergraduate GPA. The program director will evaluate applications on a case-by-case basis.
  • Purpose statement addressing career goals.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Course prerequisites for admission to the program include programming, databases, networking, and statistics.
  • Current professional work experience for application of program knowledge (including a minimum of one year of full-time work experience before entering the program).
  • International applicants will be required to provide TOEFL scores (if applicable) and transcript assessment for degrees completed outside of the United States.

No GRE or GMAT required.

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Degree Details


Credit Hours: 36

Program length: Minimum of 24 months

Example Coursework

Strategic IT Leadership

Technical Project Management

Enterprise Architectures and Systems

System Certification & Accreditation


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Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021