Master of Science in Information Technology Management



$850 Per Credit

Where IT Meets Business

What does it mean to earn your Master of Science in Information Technology Management? It means that you have the skills IT teams need—communication, leadership, business analysis, project management, and finance. While those skills might not be considered “technical,” they’re absolutely critical to the success of information technology across industries.

The courses in the UW IT Management program are structured in three distinct, “stackable” graduate certificates: IT Leadership, Enterprise Infrastructure, and IT Operations. Designed with you in mind, the program certificates can be completed independently of each other, allowing you the flexibility to determine the path best suited to your career goals. There are no course prerequisites, so you can complete courses and certificates in any order you choose. As you complete each certificate, you’ll earn marketable credentials that will elevate you to the next level of your career. When you complete all three certificates, add a Capstone course and project to earn your master’s degree.

Universities of Wisconsin partners in the Master of Science in Information Technology Management include: UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior.

Program Description

The UW IT Management Master’s program curriculum consists of nine courses divided into three individual graduate certificates, plus a capstone project course added to complete the master’s degree. You have the ultimate flexibility to choose which certificates you complete and when, tailoring the program to fit your work and life goals.

Students in the Master’s program are required to take nine courses, plus a capstone project course typically taken during the final semester. In the capstone course, students gain valuable, real-world experience through a fieldwork project. Projects may be at your current place of employment or with an external organization. Program faculty and academic advisers are a rich source of industry connections for projects.

The UW Master of Science in Information Technology Management offers 100% online courses. All course content, from multimedia lectures and e-learning tools to homework assignments, are delivered through the program’s online learning management system. You can study and do homework whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.

Career Opportunities

IT Management positions offer stability and high earning potential. IT Manager responsibilities can include designing, developing, and managing organizational IT infrastructure, along with overseeing IT procedures, standards, and policies. Program graduates hold director, manager, and senior level positions in a variety of roles, including:

  • Information Technology Administrator
  • Information Technology Director
  • IT Project Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA.
  • Completed coursework with a “C” or better—or demonstrated sufficient knowledge—in programming (object oriented, modern language), database, and computer networking. Program academic directors have the option to waive a prerequisite based, in part, on student work experience and background.
  • Technical certifications such as Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, AWS, Cisco, or professional experience may be used in lieu of formal coursework to demonstrate proficiency at the discretion of the academic adviser at the student’s home campus. If you need to complete prerequisite coursework, this pre-approved list of options may assist you. Please contact an enrollment adviser for details.
  • Your resume,
  • Two letters of recommendation (can be professional or academic),
  • Up to 1,000 word statement of personal intent describing your decision to pursue the degree and what you believe you will bring to the information technology management field.

Aptitude tests, such as the GMAT or GRE, are not required for admission.

Campuses may waive some of these requirements as part of the comprehensive application process.

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