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College of Science and Technology

Master of Science in Information Technology

Bring your ambition to excel — enroll in the Master of Science in Information Technology program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.


Information is at the core of our global economy. If you can effectively manage information technology, you hold the keys to the kingdom. N.C. A&T’s Master of Science in Information Technology can open the door to high-earning positions in this industry.

Data drives every business: health care, entertainment, education, politics, manufacturing, sales, banking, and even agriculture. Your expertise in information technology can take you in any direction you choose.

With your deep curiosity and hard work and our nurturing faculty, you can earn your degree in information technology — in person, online, or a combination of both. Gain the skills to manage data and step into your future.


Why choose information technology at N.C. A&T?


We pride ourselves on giving you the attention and skills you need to shine in our Master of Science in Information Technology program. At N.C. A&T, our commitment to excellence in teaching means you will have the inspiration, tools, and guidance to enter the information technology management industry with confidence in your competence.

A top-ranked online master’s in information technology. N.C. A&T was listed in the U.S. News and World Report’s Top 19 Online Master’s in Information Technology. We care about each student and deliver the best educational experience, whether you study on campus, online, or a combination of both formats.

Diverse and passionate faculty. Our faculty members have a diverse range of computer science expertise, backgrounds, and life experience. You get the value of their knowledge and determination to help you succeed in your studies and beyond.

Information technology courses that empower you. At N.C. A&T, you’ll find that our passion fuels yours. Our determined educators, limitless spirit, and desire to help you DO are all part of what helps our students reach their potential.

Dream. Career paths for Master of Science in Information Technology graduates

Information technology is one of today’s fastest-growing fields. As information technology continues to advance rapidly, jobs in computing professions remain plentiful — and lucrative.

If you’re wondering “what is information technology?”, you will find that our Master of Science in Information Technology prepares you for many roles in business, nonprofits, government, and the technology industry. Possible information technology management roles include:

  • Software engineer
  • IT project manager
  • Network engineer
  • Information technology consultant
  • Database developer
  • Data security analyst
  • Web designer
  • Big data engineer
From web development to being a network architect, careers in information technology offer N.C. A&T graduates the chance to excel in high-paying salary positions. For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that software engineering jobs — with a median salary of $109,020 — will increase by 25% over the next decade, which is much more than the 5% average for all jobs. A degree in information technology can get you there.

If you are interested in further graduate study or advanced careers in health psychology, our program is also excellent preparation for a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in health psychology or clinical psychology.

Connect. Information technology faculty

N.C. A&T’s Master of Science in Information Technology faculty have advanced expertise in a diverse set of subjects within information technology management: networking, communications, database, security, project management, and more. If you ask each of them, “what is information technology?” you will get a range of answers and differing perspectives on how to manage and use technology to further the interests of humanity.

You can expect not just expertise but lessons from the industry when you take our information technology courses. Some faculty members have more than 10 years of industry experience, and all share a love of computing and teaching.

Achieve. M.S. in information technology courses and curriculum 


Our information technology courses will give you an in-depth understanding of computer networking, database management, data mining, high-performance computing, low-power design, and wireless communication. When you get a degree in information technology from N.C. A&T, you will enjoy an excellent curriculum, committed instructors, and a program where you can DO the work to become a valuable information technology professional.

Our Master of Science in Information Technology classes include:

  • Telecommunications Management
  • Advanced Net Security Applications
  • Optical Communications Systems
  • Ethical Issues in Information Technology
  • Knowledge Discovery Systems
  • Advanced Big Data Analytics
If you're still asking, "what is information technology," find the answers at N.C. A&T. Learn more about our information science curriculum and courses in the graduate catalog.
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Explore. Scholarships and financial aid for information technology students

Pursue an affordable degree in information technology with N.C. A&T’s highly ranked program. We want you to succeed in your dreams to change the world with your skills, creativity, and knowledge, and we have financial aid and scholarships to help you achieve your Master of Science in Information Technology at a reasonable cost.

You can apply for a College of Science and Technology Scholarship to support you as you complete your degree. You will find information on CST scholarships here.

Learn more about graduate student financial aid opportunities.


Discover. Programs related to information technology

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