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Master of Science in Information Technology Online

Bridge the gap between technology and business with this highly sought-after online graduate program that prepares you for professional advancement with global possibilities. Explore the concepts of big data, learn to analyze the technology needs of a business, and master transforming data into actionable insights as you proceed on your chosen professional path.


Get to know the online MS in Information Technology program at ESU

Emporia State's online Master of Science in Information Technology degree equips you with the ability to understand and deploy emerging technologies for enhanced productivity, efficiency, and bottom-line success. Valuable to aspiring leaders and future technologists, with or without a technical background, this online Master of Science in Information Technology features experiential interactive learning taught by IT experts with many years of experience in the field.

$11,979 Total Tuition

As few as 12 months Duration

33 Credit Hours

Every business understands technology is essential to growth, profitability, and even survival. The dynamic nature of the global economy requires a nimble response to stay abreast-and ahead-of rapidly changing emerging technologies, yet few companies are adequately staffed with leaders who have the technological experience and education to meet this challenge.

Designed for working professionals, this STEM-based program will give you the unique advanced skill set needed both today and into the future. Courses will help you develop the strategic perspective and critical thinking to utilize business intelligence, employ project management skills to implement the latest technologies, communicate effectively across financial, operations, and technical departments, and lead a team tasked with securing the technology infrastructure of a company.

Courses are taught by highly trained faculty who have extensive industry experience and hold the highest degrees and certifications in their field. Interactive classwork is based on business cases and application of business-critical software and programming languages, such as SQL and Python, promoting work-relevant knowledge and extensive collaboration, both with other students and with your professors.

The School of Business at ESU is accredited by AACSB International, giving you the rigorous degree qualifications that help you stand out among the competition for more senior, higher-paying roles.

Demand for business-focused technology professionals continues to outpace the supply of qualified candidates holding a master’s in information technology. Accelerate your career with this comprehensive MSIT program.

In this online master's in information technology program, you will:

  • Expand coding skills through the use of various programming languages such as PHP, Python, and Java
  • Develop the skills needed to successfully launch enterprise architecture that provides organizational value
  • Apply your knowledge of project management processes and tools that allow for a well-designed technology implementation, utilizing MS Project and ProjectLibre
  • Master the skills, techniques, and tools required for a successful system design and implementation
  • Learn to apply business intelligence to enhance company performance, implementing data visualization to create reporting that drives results
  • Develop enhanced communication, collaboration, and leadership competencies for enterprise-wide business technology initiatives
  • Gain an understanding of emerging ethics in business technology and how to apply it

This AACSB Accredited Online Program Prepares You for Roles Such as:

  • Software Developer or Engineer
  • Cloud Solutions Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Network/Systems Administrator
  • IT Project Manager


AACSB Accredited Online Programs
The Emporia State University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).


Online – Gain Immediate Value with an Affordable Education

Emporia State University offers an accessible and affordable MSIT degree designed to give you the expertise needed to make an immediate impact on your career. Tuition for the MSIT online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$363 Per Credit Hour

$1,089 Per 3 Credit Hour Course

$11,979 Total Tuition

Tuition is subject to change on an annual basis.



Our Multiple Start Dates Fit Your Busy Lifestyle

The MSIT program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day of Classes
Fall 2022, Session I August 22, 2022 August 08, 2022 August 11, 2022 August 15, 2022 August 18, 2022 October 07, 2022
Fall 2022, Session II October 17, 2022 October 03, 2022 October 06, 2022 October 10, 2022 October 13, 2022 December 08, 2022
Spring 2023, Session I January 17, 2023 January 03, 2023 January 06, 2023 January 10, 2023 January 13, 2023 March 06, 2023
Spring 2023, Session II March 20, 2023 March 06, 2023 March 09, 2023 March 13, 2023 March 16, 2023 May 05, 2023


View the requirements for our MS in Information Technology online program

To apply for the MSIT online degree program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution. GMAT waivers can be awarded based on a combination of work experience and undergraduate GPA.

MSIT Online Admission Requirements

  • All online students must complete an ID Verification form. It is strongly encouraged that students complete this form by the admissions document deadline and required no later than the first day of class. This form can be accessed directly through the Graduate Application Portal. Students that do not complete the form by the first day of class could potentially be dropped from all classes.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 system) cumulative or in the last 60 semester hours of study
    • Coursework completed toward a master’s program may be included in the most recent 60 hours
    • Minimum GPA of 2.65 may be considered
  • Professional resume and cover letter
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

Applicants with a 2.65 to 2.99 GPA may be admitted if other factors point to likely success in the program. Some categories that will highlight potential for success include:

  • 3 or more years of experience managing technology resources
  • 2-4 years of work experience or study in a field that includes quantitative analysis
  • Cover letter that details how applicant will leverage past studies and experience to be successful in program

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to [email protected] or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed (or overnighted) to:

Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Students who have obtained a degree from a foreign university/college must have a transcript evaluation from a recommended external source that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). Students will not be allowed to enroll until the evaluation has been received in the Graduate School.

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Read about our online Information Technology classes here

The MSIT degree online curriculum is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours), including 27 credit hours of core courses and 6 credit hours of elective courses. Prior IT experience is not required. You will need to have successfully completed algebra, applied statistics, and an object-oriented programming course to gain maximum benefit from this graduate program.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will present project management techniques, potential problems, and overall decision making associated with software development projects. Specific topics will address planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling information technology projects, current tools and techniques, and the roles and responsibilities of project managers.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an in-depth study of SDLC. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst use to analyze, design, document, and manage information systems projects. The traditional structured approach to systems analysis is explained. Hands-on assignments are used to provide students with opportunities to apply communication and problem-solving skills and to formulate solutions that address scenarios faced by systems analysts in the business world.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of advanced database concepts including data modeling, normalization, data warehousing, big data, and data security. This course also focuses on exploring various database models including object-orientated model, client-server model, cloud-based model, and NoSQL model, as well as to apply these concepts to solve business problems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course plans to give students an in-depth understanding of the field of Cloud Computing, its enabling technologies, and main building blocks. Students will gain hands-on experience solving relevant problems through projects that will utilize various public cloud tools. The objective of this course is that students will develop the skills needed to become a practitioner or carry out research projects in this domain.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to programming with Python. Due to its extraordinary combination of power and ease of use, Python has become the tool of choice for developing user-friendly applications in the business world. In this course, students will learn the essentials of this object-oriented/event-driven language. Students will also be introduced to the use of Python in building applications.

Duration: 15 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the CIO-level management perspective and skills of an enterprise architect. Students will learn that enterprise architectures are best developed incrementally by system development projects that are aligned with strategic goals and the enterprise architecture. The course provides students with the understanding and skills needed to define and implement successful enterprise architectures that provide real value to organizations, such as substantially reducing IT costs while improving performance, agility, and alignment of information technology to business goals.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an in-depth study of the role of information and communication technology to support electronic commerce in organizations and focuses on B2B and B2C interactions. The course covers the importance of understanding revenue models, and the use of consumer data, legal, ethical, and technology factors that must be considered when planning, designing, and implementing e-commerce systems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to enhance and expand the knowledge and skill of students interested in careers in business analytics. Concepts, methods, and models used in business analytics will be considered toward the improvement of business decisions. Data, statistical analysis, quantitative methods, and computer-based models will be used to gain deeper and broader business insights and better fact-based decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the management of information technology as it is practiced in organizations today. Traditional organizations are moving toward a more interconnected or networked business environment. A major focus will be understanding the role and use of complex technology in the support of individual, workgroup, enterprise, inter-enterprise, and international computing. A background in information technology is required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The case method is used for a comprehensive review of financial and managerial accounting from a user’s perspective. Topics include financial statement preparation and analysis, cash management, product costing, decision analysis, operational budgeting, capital budgeting, and management control systems. Computer spreadsheets are developed, and communication skills are emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions is a graduate course designed to introduce the student to quantitative approaches in business decision making. It includes decision analysis, regression analysis in forecasting, linear and integer programming, transportation, assignment and transshipment problems, project scheduling, inventory management, simulation, and multi-criteria decision problems. The software packages Management Scientist, Excel, and/or SAS/SPSS are used to solve quantitative business analysis problems.


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