Data, analytics, and management of Information Technology are key skills in today’s marketplace. Our MSIT program provides students with a solid and forward-thinking technical foundation used to effectively plan, design, implement and manage IT systems.
*Students can start the program in August, November, February or May of each year.
MSIT prepares students to be strong technical leaders, ready to lead IT-enabled organizational change. The program is designed to be constantly relevant and practical for working professionals.
Careers in Demand
A Master’s in Information Systems is considered by Forbes Magazine to be “The Best Master’s Degree,” with a projected employment growth of 30 percent through 2020. The Occupational Outlook Handbook places various IT careers in five of the top 20 growth positions nationwide, and in seven of the top 10 positions in terms of job growth in Los Angeles County.
"Earning this degree was holistic – it's helped me to have a broader perspective of IT management, business, and the global industry. With the knowledge obtained, I believe I can offer valuable contributions to any company I work with." Barbara Guarnieri
Information Technology (IT) is pervasive today and is at the core of almost any business organisation. The Master of Science in Information Technology program (MSIT) is designed to provide students with a solid and forward-thinking technical foundation used to effectively plan, design, implement and manage IT solutions and systems. It prepares students to be strong technical leaders, ready to lead IT-enabled organizational change.
The MSIT program targets both technical professionals wishing to advance their career in the field as well as business professionals wishing to gain valuable IT skills needed to transform enterprise operations. The curriculum is carefully designed to combine the study of fundamental theory with sound practice, applying latest technologies and tools to real-world problems in the comfort of the classroom.
Get Experience with Big Data
Providing timely and relevant information requires working with real-world data. Lots of data. Big data. That's why Cal Lutheran students have access to invaluable research resources, including a fully functional data processing cluster and actual, real-world data sets.
A Growing Job Market
The job market for IT professionals is forecast for continued growth. The Occupational Outlook Handbook places various IT careers in five of the top 20 growth positions nationwide, and in seven of the top 10 positions in terms of job growth in Los Angeles County.
As an MSIT graduate, you will be prepared for a number of positions in the IT field including:
- Business/Systems Analyst
- IT Project Manager
- Data Analyst
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- System Developer
- Information Systems Manager
- Chief Information Officer
- IT Consultant
- Security Consultant
- Network Analyst/Administrator
The curriculum includes a total of 12 graduate courses (36 credits) total. Students will take eight core courses and four elective courses in their specialized track. Students can obtain a general MSIT degree by selecting elective courses across tracks. Students with backgrounds that are not in Information Technology (IT) or business may need foundation courses which do not count towards the 36 credits required for the degree.
Course Terms & Calendar
On-campus courses are offered year-round in four, 11-week terms. The on-campus option appeals to those students living in the area who prefer face-to-face, evening classes or find value in taking a combination of on-campus and online classes.
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