Earn an MS in Information Technology Degree
Earn an MS in Information Technology degree along the way to the Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) degree.
Students enter the DIT program with one of three kinds of background degrees—master’s degree in technology, master’s degree outside of technology with work experience, or bachelor’s degree in technology. The latter two of these three groups could benefit from gaining an MS in Information Technology degree in addition to a DIT degree. By embedding the MS in Information Technology degree with a specialization in Strategic Leadership into the DIT, students are able to complete both degree requirements at the same time. They earn a master’s along the way.
The courses applied toward the MS in Information Technology, Strategic Leadership in Information Technology specialization help build and strengthen important leadership attributes that are important in the information technology industry.
Built into the Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) are 30 credits, which can be applied to an MS in Information Technology degree, with a Strategic Leadership in Information Technology specialization. To be eligible for the MS degree while completing the DIT program, students must complete all requirements of the master’s degree program. The master’s degree must be conferred prior to the conferral of the doctoral degree.
Any student who currently holds an MS of Information Technology or similar degree will not earn a second master’s degree. See also the Walden University Student Handbook http://catalog.waldenu.edu//content.php?navoid=34877&catoid=122
Doctoral Writing Assessment
Students who start their doctoral program at Walden University in 2016 will complete the university’s required doctoral writing assessment on a rolling basis. Designed to evaluate incoming doctoral students’ writing skills, this assessment aims to help prepare incoming doctoral students to meet the university’s expectations for writing at the doctoral level. For more information, click here.