Walsh College

Master of Science in Information Technology

The Walsh College Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree is focused on preparing IT professionals to optimize information technology management to support business strategies and goals.

 

Customize Your MSIT

Choose from four concentrations in information technology leadership: Chief Information Officer (CIO), Cybersecurity (CS), Data Science (DS), and Global Project and Program Management (GPM). Each concentration equips you with the skills and the in-depth knowledge to lead your organization with confidence on the technology front.

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

As one of the first academic institutions in Michigan to earn the designation of Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, Walsh remains committed to maintaining its status as a leader in cybersecurity education. Our programs also align with the Department of Defense 8570 and the Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework.

Already Certified?

If you are an IT professional and have any of the following certifications, you will be eligible for advanced standing course credit in corresponding MSIT courses:

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT),
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Speak with an academic advisor to make sure your certifications are accounted for.

 

Learning Outcomes

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 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, syntax and commit to lifelong development as reflective learners.
     

Apply today 

Apply online or speak with an advisor today. Call the Admissions Office at 248-823-1600 or email us. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Why Walsh?

"Technology and security aren’t just IT issues. They are business issues."
Dr. Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph. D., CISSP, CSSLP, PMP
Chair, Decision Science and Information Technology
"Walsh had a vision for the future in cybersecurity. … Walsh is better known as a business school, but it can definitely teach you technology. I still use some of the same templates today in my business that my professors used at Walsh. It is all still relevant."
Dave Shaheen, MSIA '15

Employment Opportunities

According to U. S. the Department of Labor, jobs in information technology are in high demand and expect to remain so for the foreseeable future. Information technology graduates work in a variety of industries, as all businesses rely on the use of technology to achieve their business goals and objectives. The opportunities for employment are broad, as graduates choose to work as business leaders, analysts, or technology specialists. The Walsh MSIT delivers the skills necessary for students to move forward in their careers, whether it is a promotion, a new job, or a total career change.

Walsh College offers lifetime career services, with proven success in connecting Walsh students with employers for internships and full-time jobs.

 

Join the Walsh College Family

Building your network is a unique advantage at Walsh College and a key to career success. The Walsh College Information Technology Student Association (ITSA) gives you IT-related opportunities beyond the classroom. ITSA meets monthly on Fridays at the Troy campus, and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in any degree program.