Technology plays a significant role in our daily lives and drives much of the business and government activities of the Washington metropolitan area. Moreover, many jobs focus on the efficient and effective management of IT.
Marymount’s Master of Science in Information Technology prepares individuals for leadership roles in the IT industry. The program provides knowledge and skills across the entire range of topics in the industry – systems engineering, decision-making for IT, ethics and law, computer networking, database technologies, IT governance and strategy, Web development, and information assurance.
To meet career needs, students have the option of selecting a track as part of their degree studies:
- Computer Security
- Health Care Informatics
- Project Management and Technology Leadership
- Software Engineering
Marymount’s location near Washington, DC, is particularly advantageous, as many government-related IT matters become the source of discussion and study. Marymount’s full-time IT faculty members – all of whom hold doctorates – are hands-on practitioners and scholars. They conduct research, participate in professional activities including congressional committees, and continually participate in professional development opportunities. Adjunct faculty members support the program, bringing their real-world experience from such organizations as the FBI, Department of Justice, the Aerospace Corporation, Noblis, the Department of the Navy, and InfoReliance.
The student body in Marymount’s IT program is culturally and professionally diverse. They work for the federal government, international organizations, government contractors, educational institutions, and local nonprofits.