Specialize and Lead with a Rewarding IT Career
Prepare for your role in the IT industry, managing enterprise infrastructure, designing systems, or managing cybersecurity and complex IT projects.
When it comes to ensuring our digital systems run efficiently and effectively, information technology professionals are indispensable. Experts who can innovate new technologies, manage enterprise infrastructure, design state-of-the art computer systems, or create and maintain high-quality computer software are in demand like never before. Through Marymount University’s Information Technology master’s degree, known as one of the best master’s programs in Information Technology in the Washington, D.C. area, you’ll learn the theoretical knowledge, management methods, and specialized skills to become a leader in IT.
Designed for students who want to embark on a new career or advance the one they have, our master’s in Information Technology will prepare IT master’s degree candidates for endless opportunities in the field. Known as one of the top master’s programs in Information Technology in the Metro D.C. area, our on-campus and online Information Technology degree — offered by Marymount’s College of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology (BILT) — can be customized to your career aspirations and skill set.
Marymount’s IT master’s degree is flexible as well. Take electives in a focus area, or enroll in one of several concentrations. Whatever you choose, your graduate IT degree will prepare you to lead and succeed.
- Unique pathways to a bright IT future
Information technology spans every market sector, organization, and industry. That’s why Marymount’s master’s in Information Technology degree allows you to take elective courses or pursue one of 6 unique IT concentrations: Cybersecurity, Data Science, Digital Health, Digital Transformation, Project Management and Technology Leadership, or Software Engineering.
- World-renowned faculty
Our full-time master’s in IT faculty are leading practitioners, researchers, and scholars active in national conferences and organizations, and even U.S. congressional committees.
- Unbeatable location for IT
Washington, D.C., is home to major players in information technology, including Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, the Department of Labor, and the FBI. Our staff and visiting master’s degree in information technology faculty are experienced with these organizations, which also offer a wealth of internship and career opportunities.
- STEM eligibility for international students
Marymount’s STEM-eligibility designation benefits international students looking to work in the United States. Once you complete our master’s in IT degree, you can apply for 12 to 36 months of additional Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows you to pursue and earn a work visa here in the U.S., or even obtain U.S. citizenship.
- 36 credits
- Fall, Spring, and Summer intakes
- 6 concentrations and/or elective coursework
- $1,275 per credit
- STEM eligibility
- Graduate application
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary education
- Professional résumé
For university coursework completed outside the U.S., a course-by-course transcript evaluation is required from a NACES member evaluation agency such as World Education Services or Educational Credentials Evaluators.
Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score of 96 from TOEFL, 6.5 from IELTS, or 58 from the PTE academic exam, or documentation of program completion at 1 of Marymount University’s language partners. For complete information about International Admissions Guidelines and language partner programs, visit our International Graduate Students page.
Program Curriculum Snapshot
IT 500: Programming Language Selection and Design
Introduces the concept of fundamental programming languages. The course examines the major programming paradigms and investigates the applicability of a variety of programming languages and techniques. It examines issues associated with the selection, design, and implementation of programming languages.
IT 546: Principles of Data Science
This course examines the principles of data science and data mining. It focuses on finding information in large data repositories and covers concepts, algorithms, and applications in data warehousing and online analytical processing, mining frequent patterns and association rules, classification and predication, and cluster analysis implementations. It applies these techniques to the various types of data collected today, including sequential and structured data in business and society, data streams from sensors, text data, web data, social media data, image data, biomedical data, and other forms of complex data.
IT 550: Ethics, Law, and Policy in the Information Age
Introduces students to the ethical, legal, and policy issues raised by designing, developing, and using information technology. Issues that are researched and debated in the course include information privacy, environmental conservation, effective energy use, limits on the use of technology, the digital divide, customer profiling, open source, copyright violation, globalization, and outsourcing. Students are expected to independently research the issues, make presentations to the class, and support their case.
Career and Salary Possibilities
The median salary for information technology managers is $159,010 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Meet Our Faculty
Welcome to the School of Technology and Innovation within Marymount University’s College of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology (BILT).
Today, technology is a major part of all of our lives and our School is here to educate the next generation of technology gurus in whatever that technology brings. We are extremely proud of our progressive technology programs and the quality of our students who are entering the challenging workplaces of today and tomorrow.
The School of Technology and Innovation focuses on preparing individuals to take part in the global critical technology workforce shortage. Our programs, whether they are at the undergraduate, masters, or doctoral levels, prepare students for roles in digital transformation, cybersecurity, data science, cloud computing, and the constantly growing field of technology applications.
We are particularly proud of our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives as we help significant numbers of minorities, women, veterans and the neurodiverse succeed in the technology field.
Please explore our website to learn more about our programs and our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.