Master of Science in Information Technology

Description and Outcomes

The Master of Science in Information Technology give the student a broad based understanding of developing and current technologies being used in today’s cyberspace. Our program moves you from the academic to the world of technology with its core courses. If you have a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, information systems, management of information systems, or a similar field of study, the Master of Science in Information Technology could help you take the next step in your career.

As you progress in the MSc program, you will learn the theories, principles and practices of information technology. When you graduate your skills will include managing complex technology systems, develop strategic planning skills, you will explore the relationships between structure and process in project management and the management of IT functions. Learn how to bridge the gaps between communications, IT and business management and increase your marketable skills. You'll focus on managing varying aspects of information technology.

Program Length

The Master of Science in Information Technology program requires a total of 45 quarter credits. All courses are 3 quarter credits. The credits are allocated as follows: 39 quarter credits of 13 courses and thesis of 6 quarter credits. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Master of Science degree.

Discipline Specific Outcomes

  • Theory and Principles: Evaluate the theory, principles, and practices of information systems.
  • Project Management: Employ project management skills to construct plans for information technology projects.
  • Decision Analysis: Assess and analyze data to arrive at logical decisions for solving complex problems.
  • System Analysis and Design: Apply appropriate technologies in the analysis and design of information systems.
  • Ethical Practices: Assess ethical, legal, and social issues within the information technology field.

Admission Requirements

You must meet the admissions requirements in addition to TUA’s general requirements.

  • If you do not possess a bachelor's degree in information technology or a comparable field of study, you must take Information Technology your first term in place of an IT elective.
  • You may apply to use transfer credit to replace or substitute for up to three courses by submitting a waiver form to the Dean of the School. A waiver will be granted conditionally, based upon an evaluation of common learning outcomes.
  • You may enroll in no more than one course per term for your first three terms. After completing your third term, you may enroll in two courses per term if your cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher. Exceptions to this policy require the approval of the Dean of the School.
  • Completed Application
  • Earned bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from and accredited institution.
  • A GPA of 3.0
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
  • Academic Records. Applicants must submit an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s and acceptable master’s degree program from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency. Transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from all schools previously attended.
  • For those required to take the TOEFL exam, a minimum score of 600.
  • Selection is based on high promise of success in graduate study in business administration, as indicated by a combination of:
    • Prior academic performance;
    • 2 letters of recommendation from employers or professors;
    • A current resume

If you do not possess a bachelor's degree in information technology or a comparable field of study, you must take Information Technology your first term in place of an IT elective.

You may apply to use transfer credit to replace or substitute for up to three courses by submitting a waiver form to the Dean of the School. A waiver will be granted conditionally, based upon an evaluation of common learning outcomes.

You may enroll in no more than one course per term for your first three terms. After completing your third term, you may enroll in two courses per term if your cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher. Exceptions to this policy require the approval of the Dean of the School.

Master of Science in Information Technology

Course # Course Name Units
Quarter 1

BUS 501

Management Information Systems

3

BUS 503

Finance and Accounting

3

BUS 510

Research Methodology

3

Quarter 2

BUS 605

Innovation Management

3

BUS 614

Strategic Project Management

3

IT 501

Systems Engineering

3

Quarter 3

IT 502

Information Security

3

IT 503

Database Modeling and Design

3

IT 504

Computer Networks

3

Quarter 4

IT 601

Structured Query Language

3

IT 602

Internet Technology

3

IT 603

Cyber Security

3

Quarter 5

IT 604

Advanced Programming

3

IT 605

Thesis

6

Total Quarter Credits

45

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, you must:

  • Successfully complete 104 quarter credits of the required courses for your program of study and obtain the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 required within the maximum time frame permitted (see the Satisfactory Academic Progress section for further information).
  • Return all property belonging TUA.
  • Attend Career Resources and Financial Aid exit interviews online, if applicable.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the university prior to graduation unless previous satisfactory arrangements have been made. If satisfactory financial arrangements are not made, the graduation credential will be withheld.

Cost of Instruction

The table below is an estimate of the cost of instruction for the BA degree based on normal time for completion of 2 years (8 Quarters).

Degree Program Doctorate in Business Administration

Application Fee (Non Refundable)

$50.00

Total Tuition

$13,550.00

Books and Learning Materials

$700.00*

Supplies and Kits

NA

Equipment

NA

International Transcript Evaluation Fee

$100.00-$480.00**

Certified Translation

$25.00/page**

STRF Fee (California residents only)

0

Assessment Fees for Transfer of Credit

$50.00/course***

Fee for Transfer of Credit

$75.00***

TOEFL or IELTS Testing Fees

$50.00-$100.00

Library fees (Library Cards or Use Fees)

$100.00/year ****

Commencement fee (when student files graduation request).

$100.00

Total Charges***

$14,600.00

*Cost of books based on Amazon listed cost of the book

**The cost of evaluating international transcripts will vary due to the number of course and degrees that need to be evaluated. Certified Translation cost will vary due to the number of pages that must be translated.

***The total charges do not include the cost of International Transcript Evaluation Fees, Certified Translation Fees and Fee for Transfer of Credit.

**** Paid to library directly

TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE CURRENT PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE: $2,850.00
ESTIMATED TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: $14,600.00
TOTAL CHARGES THE STUDENT IS OBLIGATED TO PAY UPON ENROLLMENT: (See Note below) $2.900.00

Note: This total does not include the cost for evaluation and translation of student transcripts and degrees presented for transfer.