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 professionals to optimize information technology management in support of business strategies and goals. 

The MSIT program 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 the 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 and syntax and commit to lifelong development of self and others as reflective learners.

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.

The MSIT program consists of 14 courses for 40 semester credit hours. The MSIT degree requires a minimum of 28 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College.

MSIT Program Core

 Core Courses
 IT 503  Ethics Seminar
 IT 504 Integrated Systems Thinking
 IT 505 Governance, Risk and Compliance
 IT 506 IT Leadership and Strategy
 IT 599 Capstone

Focus Areas - (Must complete courses from each area)

 Focus Area One: Project and Portfolio Management
 IT 551 Fundamentals of Project and Portfolio Management
 IT 552 Communication and Financial Management
 IT 553 Product and Portfolio Management

 Focus Area Two: Protecting the Enterprise
 IT 565 Fundamentals of Cyber Security 
 IT 566 Security Program Management
 IT 567 Business Continuity, Resilience, and Crisis Management

 Focus Area Three: Enterprise Technology
 IT 575 Network and Enterprise Architecture
 IT 576 Data and Decision Making
 IT 577 Management of Emerging Technologies

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All other courses must be completed with a "C" or higher. For course descriptions and other detailed program information, please refer to the Walsh College Catalog.


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: