Make the leap to a technology role within your organization or advance to technical leadership positions with Franklin’s transfer-friendly M.S. in Information Technology. Franklin’s master’s-level IT curriculum integrates technical and non-technical courses that enable you to grow your technology skills while also broadening your 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 you to build the communication, presentation and analytical skills to boost your professional skillset.
Throughout the 16-month M.S. in Information Technology program, you’ll build a strong foundation in IT with courses in network security, database management, information systems management, website development, and IT strategy and policy. You can expect this knowledge growth to improve your marketability, as demand for information technology professionals is projected to grow 12% through 2031.*
Enhance your knowledge of current IT best practices – from programming to leadership
At Franklin, you’ll earn a master’s degree that’s aligned with employer expectations. Your professors, credentialed in-field experts, facilitate your learning by providing an in-depth understanding of relevant concepts, theories and techniques.
Throughout the program, you’ll 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, you’ll 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. You’ll also gain insight into IT management and how efficient IT leadership enhances business value and organizational performance.
Differentiate yourself from other tech professionals with focused study
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, you’ll choose three courses to boost your acumen within a subject area that aligns with your career interests. Choose from learning technology, IT leadership, IT management, analytics, security or healthcare.
Build on what you know and finish your IT master's faster
You can transfer up to 12 credits – a 30% cost savings – toward your degree, through certifications, previous coursework or a combination.
Because the M.S. in IT coursework is aligned with industry competencies, you can get credit toward the degree for prior learning. A current (ISC)2 CISSP certification has been evaluated to be equivalent to Information Assurance (ISEC 610), which translates into 4 credit hours toward your degree and $2,680 in tuition savings.
If you choose the cybersecurity focus area, a current EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential aligns with Ethical Hacking (ISEC 670) and ISACA CRISC aligns with Information Risk Management (ISEC 630), which accounts for 66% of focus work coursework that can be bypassed with current certifications.
Have another credential? Check our prior learning database to see if it has been evaluated for credit.
If you have taken graduate-level IT courses, Franklin offers course-for-course credit to satisfy elective and core course requirements. To see if your previous coursework can be used to satisfy degree requirements, you’ll need to submit a transcript as well as a syllabus for the course(s) you’d like to have evaluated for transfer credit. Your admissions advisor will be happy to assist you in any way.
Choose an online IT master’s degree that’s built for busy adults
As an accredited, nonprofit university, our focus at Franklin is on you. Our team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules and 100% online coursework help to balance your education with work, family and life.
Students rate our faculty members as top-notch for the real-world expertise they are able to bring to the coursework. When you need help, your instructor is just a phone call or email away. You can also rely on support resources from the Learning Commons, like workshops, tutoring sessions and library services. Get started on your future today.
*Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)