Information Technology (M.S.) (STEM-Eligible)

Marymount’s information technology program offers advanced study to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the IT industry, whether managing enterprise infrastructure, designing computer systems with current systems life cycle methodologies, creating value for data, creating and maintaining high-quality computer software, engaging in cybersecurity management or technical operations, or managing complex IT projects. Individuals can tailor their graduate studies to their career needs in government or industry by pursuing a dual degree in information technology and cybersecurity, a dual degree in information technology and business administration (M.B.A.), a variety of electives, a research or project option, a global experience, and specialized tracks.

Students can choose from the following specialized tracks to complete their program:

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 advanced degrees – 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 Labor, the Aerospace Corporation, Noblis, the Department of the Navy, and ManTech.

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. Students work collaboratively on projects and lab assignments and develop the 21st century skills needed in today’s workforce.

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