Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Information Technology


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Information Technology

Format: Online

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University’s online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program prepares students for a diverse range of advanced positions within the information technology field. The program is designed to provide students with inventive, hands-on technical skills and real-world leadership abilities necessary to lead IT teams to success.

By expanding your knowledge of the latest technology trends, you can prepare yourself for complex, high-level positions within the technology field. The program offers the opportunity to develop advanced proficiencies through hands-on projects, but additionally goes beyond technical knowledge.

What You Will Learn

The Master of Science in Information Technology program allows candidates to develop the abilities necessary to make an impact as a technology leader. Courses cover topics including:

    Professionalism and leadership
    Ethical behavior in information technology
    Information systems management
    Systems development, implementation and maintenance
    Advanced cloud computing
    Effective management techniques
    Inspiring innovation in IT and data management
    Policy management
    Infrastructure design
    High-level cybersecurity methods
    Advanced system analysis and design
    Technical communication

Effective information technology leaders can have an impact on the future of the technology industry. Equip yourself to meet the complex needs of the industry and lead your team into the next generation.

Careers With a Master’s in Information Technology Degree

GCU’s online master’s in information technology degree covers the hard technology competencies required for complex IT work. Project-based courses offer the opportunity to get direct experience with these skills before graduating, preparing graduates to employ their abilities in the real world. These hands-on abilities partner with theoretical knowledge, building a strong foundation upon which you can make an impact on the field of technology.

Graduates of the GCU’s online master’s in information technology program can gain a competitive edge when applying for high-level positions at the leadership, management or even executive levels. Potential job titles include:

    Analytics manager
    Chief information officer (CIO)
    Chief technology officer (CTO)
    Senior computer systems analyst
    Data science manager
    Database administrator
    Information security analyst
    IT project manager

Online Master’s Degrees on Your Schedule

Earning a graduate-level degree is a long-term investment, one which GCU aims to make as convenient as possible. Classes are built to work on your own time, so that it is attainable for working professionals and for those with a busy schedule. Assignments and participation requirements are built to be convenient and completed when you have the time. Online students at GCU engage in the same level of academic rigor as traditional students, resulting in highly equipped IT professionals

Enrolling in GCU’s online Master of Science in Information Technology program can be your first step toward transforming your career into one you find rewarding. To learn more about the program, contact an admissions counselor or apply to GCU today!


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

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