Walsh College

Master of Science in Information Technology

Master of Science in Information Technology

Walsh College IT Program Brochure (pdf)

The Masters of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree is focused on preparing IT professional to optimize information technology management to support business strategies and goals. The MSIT allows students to:

  • Employ information and information technology for strategic advantage
  • Apply critical, strategic, ethical, and innovative thinking to achieve results-oriented organizational goals
  • Balance continuity and change in development, implementation, and evaluation of information technology
  • Lead at the enterprise level by linking critical decisions regarding resources, people, processes, and technologies to organizational performance and information assurance
  • Communicate at the strategic level demonstrating command of the topic, logical organization, compelling argument, and excellence in English grammar, syntax, and commit to lifelong development as reflective learners

The MSIT program consists of 14 courses for 40 semester credits. A minimum of 28 semester credit hours must be completed in residence at Walsh College. Courses are offered online or in a hybrid 2+2 format, combining two hours of in-person classroom instruction and the equivalent of two hours of online learning.

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NSA CAE/CD)

Walsh College is designated as a Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD) which identifies Walsh as one of a small set of academic institutions in the country to achieve this status. Walsh College was one of the first academic institutions in Michigan to earn the previous designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and remains committed to maintaining its status as a leader in cybersecurity education. In addition to ensuring that its programs meet the CAE requirements, Walsh has also made sure that its programs align with two other external standards: Department of Defense 8570 and the Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework.

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
(14 Courses, 40 Credits)
 Core Courses (7 Courses, 19 Credits)
 IT 503 Ethics Seminar
 IT 504 Integrated Systems Thinking
 IT 505 Governance, Risk and Compliance
 IT 551 Project Management Fundamentals
 IT 565 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
 IT 575 Network and Enterprise Architecture
 IT 599 Capstone
 CONCENTRATIONS - MUST CHOOSE ONE AREA
 (7 Courses, 21 Credits)
 Chief Information Officer (CIO)  Cybersecurity (CS)
 IT 506 IT Leadership  IT 511 Threats, Vulnerabilities, Controls & Countermeasures
 IT 552 Project Program and Portfolio Management  IT 512 Intelligence Analysis Tools and Techniques
 IT 553 Product Program and Portfolio Management  IT 513 Social Political & Cultural Impacts of Cybersecurity
 IT 566 Security Program Management  IT 514 Current Issues in Cybersecurity
 IT 550 Fundamentals of Automotive Cybersecurity  IT 566 Security Program Management  
 OR  IT 550 Fundamentals of Automotive Cybersecurity
 IT 567 Business Continuity, Resilience, & Crisis  OR
Management  IT 567 Business Continuity, Resilience, & Crisis
 IT 576 Data and Decision Making Management
 IT 577 Management of Emerging Technologies  IT 576 Data and Decision Making
 Data Science (DS)  Global Project and Program Management (GPM)
 IT 540 Introduction to Data Science  IT 506 IT Leadership
 IT 541 SQL and Dimensional Data Analytics  IT 552 Project Program and Portfolio Management
 IT 542 Big Data Analytics  IT 553 Product Program and Portfolio Management
 IT 543 Social Network, Geospatial & Web Analytic  IT 554 Agile Project Management
 IT 544 Data Visualization & Predictive Modeling  IT 555 Global Project Management
 IT 545 Using R for Data Analytics  IT 576 Data and Decision Making
 QM 520 Business Analytics  IT 577 Management of Emerging Technologies
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All foundation and concentration courses must be completed with a "C" (2.000) or higher.

Certifications

Students who have the following certifications are eligible for advanced standing course credit:

  • CGEIT Certification: IT 505
  • CISSP Certification: IT 565 and IT 566
  • CISM Certification: IT 505 and IT 566
  • PMP Certification: IT 506, IT 551, and IT 552
  • SSCP Certification: IT 565

No GMAT Required

We evaluate your application in a careful review of what you have accomplished since graduating from college, together with your academic record in your other degree programs. Those are much better indicators of your success as an MBA student than a formal test score.

View graduate admission requirements or contact the Admissions & Advising office to schedule an appointment:

248-823-1600
admissions@walshcollege.edu