Information Technology (IT)

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Degree Offered: M.S.

This program is offered in Manchester..

The Department of Applied Engineering and Sciences at UNH Manchester offers a master of science in information technology (M.S. IT). The program prepares students for a professional IT or computing-related career and for advanced studies in a computing discipline.

The program is designed for a broad and diverse audience of:

  • computing professionals determined to advance their careers
  • working adults seeking a career change
  • qualified candidates with strong interest in the IT field.

The learning environment of the M.S. IT program uses a blended learning model, which combines in-class and online educational activities, emphasizes collaboration and communication among peers, and integrates practice with computing technologies and authentic project experiences.

The M.S. IT program has 33 credits. All courses are offered in the evening, in fall, spring, and summer terms. There are also options for taking some of the courses during the day. If enrolled part-­time and taking, on average, two courses per term, students can complete the program’s coursework in two years.

The program’s educational objectives for graduating students are:

  1. Proficiency in applying knowledge and skills in core and advanced information technologies to help organizations achieve their goals.
  2. Proficiency in identifying, analyzing, and making plans to meet the IT needs of a large spectrum of users, from end users of information systems to managers of enterprise applications and developers of IT solutions.
  3. Proficiency in developing, applying, integrating, administering, and evaluating IT systems and services.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission standards of the UNH Graduate School and have a bachelor’s degree in a computing discipline: computer science, information technology, computer information systems, information sciences, computer engineering, or software engineering.

Students with undergraduate degrees in other fields are invited to apply and required to schedule an interview with the program coordinator. The minimal formal coursework required of students without a B.S. degree in computing includes: introduction to programming, operating systems, networking, databases, and college mathematics above college algebra (such as finite mathematics, discrete mathematics, or statistics).

Students are able to satisfy the program’s prerequisites by taking the following undergraduate courses at UNH Manchester and getting a minimum grade of B:

COMP 425Introduction to Programming4
COMP 520Database Design and Development4
COMP 530Machine and Network Architecture4
COMP 550Networking Concepts4
MATH 420Finite Mathematics4
MATH 425Calculus I4

The selection of prerequisite courses depends on the student academic and professional experience.