2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
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2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MS in Information Technology

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Offering a choice of five specializations, Walden’s MS in Information Technology program provides students with the advanced skills required for senior IT specialist and management positions. In core courses, students develop essential networking, programming, and database management skills. Students then choose advanced training in one of five high-demand specializations: Big Data Analytics, Health Informatics, Information Assurance and Cyber Security, Information Systems, or Software Engineering. After completing the four core courses, students are eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems at no additional cost. Upon completion of the full program, students are prepared to create, maintain, and secure information systems in a variety of settings.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply core information technology principles and practices.
  2. Apply best software engineering principles and practices to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, maintainable software.
  3. Work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems.
  4. Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.
  5. Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology.
  6. Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core Courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization Courses (18 sem. cr.)


Specialization Courses (18 sem. cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list on each specialization page.

Course Sequence

The sequence of courses for this program is dependent upon the specialization. Please see the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the MS in Information Technology program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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