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Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Program Details

WGU’s Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) is designed for aspiring executives who want to lead IT divisions, programs, and teams. A background in IT is not required. Students will learn real-world skills based on sound IT and leadership principles with a global perspective on emerging technologies, practices, and methodologies. 

The MSITM degree program provides practical and relevant coursework in leadership, technology operations and integration, sourcing, risk, planning, finance, solutions development, and project management. The program also incorporates PMI CAPM Project Management certification without adding extra time or exam fees. Tuition is under $7,000 per year for this program.

WGU is an online, accredited, nonprofit university making higher education more accessible and affordable for working adults. They offer low, flat-rate tuition, unparalleled flexibility, and one-to-one support from dedicated faculty mentors. Degree programs are designed with input from industry and academic experts to ensure our graduates have the latest skills and certifications. Students also benefit from the competency-based learning model, in which they can progress through courses as quickly as they master the material, making it possible to graduate faster.

Requirements

The program requires a total of 30 competency units (CUs), the equivalent to the traditional credit hour.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university, and must also demonstrate IT networking experience through at least one of the following methods:

  • A bachelor’s degree in information systems or information technology.
  • Submit a resume for review showing at least 3 years of significant and recent IT experience.
  • Verification of a current high-level certification such as: CCNA, MCSA, CEH or CISSP that has been earned within the last 5 years.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.
 
WGU is the first online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 
 
WGU’s Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). WGU's nursing programs are CCNE accredited  (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-867-6791).