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Franklin University Offers New M.S. in Information-Technology


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations

Columbus, OH (October 15, 2019)

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new M.S. in Information Technology program to its College of Arts, Sciences & Technology offerings. 

The new master’s-level IT curriculum integrates technical and non-technical courses that enable students to grow their technology skills while also broadening their perspective of technology’s role within business, education, healthcare and management. Moreover, as workplaces lean on the capabilities of cross-disciplinary teams, the role of the technologist becomes even more strategic and collaborative. Franklin’s program provides the opportunity for students to build the communication, presentation and analytical skills necessary to boost one's professional skillset.    

Throughout the 16-month M.S. in Information Technology program, coursework builds a strong foundation in IT with courses in network security, database management, information systems management, website development, and IT strategy and policy. Graduates of the program can use their knowledge growth to improve their marketability, as demand for information technology professionals is projected to grow 21% through 2027, which is much faster than the national average (Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)).

Throughout the program, students will be introduced to real-life case studies that illustrate how concepts and theories translate to applied, job-ready skills.

Within the major area courses for the M.S. in Information Technology program, students learn about the basic elements of computer programming, network switching and routing, network management, web development and deployment, database management, and cloud management and security, as well as gain insight into IT management and how efficient IT leadership enhances business value and organizational performance.

Technology is pervasive. It’s a mechanism for communications, operations and profitability in every industry. As a forward-thinking technology professional, a firm understanding of your organization’s operating environment or any functional area adds to your ability to contribute at the highest levels. In addition to six major area courses in technology, students can choose three courses to boost their acumen within subject areas such as learning technology, IT leadership, IT management, analytics, security or healthcare.

Graduates of Franklin's M.S. in Information Technology will be prepared for a number of career opportunities, including as a senior systems engineer, chief information officer, Cloud solutions architect, information technology consultant, senior networking engineer, senior systems administrator, or senior project manager.

Coursework for Franklin’s 16-month accelerated M.S. in Information Technology program can be completed online, with multiple start dates per year.

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About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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