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College of Management and Human Potential - Master's Programs:
MS in Information Technology (Quarter)

For students beginning their program November 28, 2022 or later.

Offering a choice of five specializations, Walden’s MS in Information Technology program provides students with the advanced skills required for senior IT specialist and management positions. In core courses, students develop essential networking, programming, and database management skills. Students then choose advanced training in one of three high-demand specializations: Health Informatics, Information Systems, or Software Engineering. After completing the four core courses, students are eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems at no additional cost. Upon completion of the full program, students are prepared to create, maintain, and secure information systems in a variety of settings.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply core information technology principles and practices.
  2. Apply best software engineering principles and practices to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, maintainable software.
  3. Work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems.
  4. Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.
  5. Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology.
  6. Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems.


Core Courses (20 credits)

  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.

Specialization Courses (25 credits)

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list on each specialization page.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits
Quarter 1 MITC 6111 - Information Technology in the Organization 5 credits
Quarter 2 MITC 6115 - Computer Networking and Operating Systems  5 credits
MITC 6030 - Principles of Programming 5 credits
Quarter 3 MITC 6145 - Enterprise Database Design  5 credits
Specialization Course 1  5 credits
Quarter 4 Specialization Course 2  5 credits
Specialization Course 3  5 credits
Quarter 5 Specialization Course 4  5 credits
Specialization Course 5  5 credits