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School of Business Master of Science in Information Technology

Information Technology

Why the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) from ESU?

The on-campus MSIT program is designed for professionals without technology backgrounds while also further developing the skills and qualifications of those with technical experience. The MSIT program is a STEM program and organized in such a manner so that students will be exposed to all areas of information technology, enhancing any career field, even for those without IT backgrounds.

Our students enjoy the benefits of small classes and a close relationship with ESU faculty, including personal instruction and one-on-one mentoring. Several of our courses are taught by field practitioners, allowing students to learn current techniques by experts in the field.

Program Description

The 33-hour on-campus MSIT program includes 24 hours of required courses covering broad technological areas, such as database management, cloud computing, electronic commerce, and enterprise architecture. The degree is aimed at providing a comprehensive perspective of the technology profession, and as such, will prepare students for the technological challenges in today’s industries.

You can qualify for a GMAT waiver with a Bachelor's degree in business from a regionally-accredited college or university with a 3.5 GPA or higher, a previous Master's degree, or three or more years of leadership/managerial experience (with resume submitted).

What can you do with this degree?

Upon finishing this degree, a student will have several career path options to pursue, such as IT Specialist, Software Developer, Network Architect, and Security Analyst.

Degree Requirements

Core courses – 24 hours

  • IS 813: IT Project Management
  • IS 823: Systems Analysis and Design
  • IS 824: Database Management
  • IS 825: Cloud Computing and Management
  • IS 826: Application Programming
  • IS 828: Enterprise Architecture
  • IS 843: Electronic Commerce
  • IS 873: Information Systems for Managerial Decisions

Electives – 9 credits

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) college or university.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.65 or higher (4.0 system) cumulative or in the last 60 semester hours of study.
  3. Meet the formula of 200 X undergraduate GPA + GMAT score = 1050 or higher (or equivalent GRE scores).
  4. In addition, a student must have a background in the following areas:
  • College Algebra or equivalent course(s)
  • Business Statistics or equivalent course(s)
  • Object-Oriented programming or equivalent course(s) or relevant IT work experience

For further information on admission requirements, follow this link!

GMAT Waiver applicable for all applicants with the following conditions:

We in the School of Business have a desire to accommodate the needs of our applicants in this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders. Specifically, testing centers where applicants can take the GMAT are currently closed and are not expected to reopen in the near future. A small, but important share of applicants for our graduate programs have no other admissions option. Therefore, consistent with many other business schools operating MBA and other programs, effective immediately the School of Business implements the following:

  • applies to applications to begin graduate studies in the Fall semester
  • students with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible for consideration
  • students with a GPA between 2.65 and 3.0 will be evaluated based on the entire transcript and resume
  • applicants with 3 or more years of significant leadership/management experience (with resume submitted)
  • applicants holding a master's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution.

A student who is deemed not ready for the program may be denied admission. Students admitted under this waiver must maintain a 3.0 GPA after the first 9 hours.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed to:

Emporia State University
Campus Box 4003
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

or overnighted to:

Overnight address:
Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Program Resources:

The BizHornet Center is a hub for business students that provides multiple student services throughout the year. The center is located on the first floor of Cremer Hall, room 128. The BizHornet Center organizes and supports a wide array of student services, including advising; student organizations and honor societies; scholarships; student activities, competitions, and celebrations; mentor program; and other campus information.


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Why us?

  • AACSB International certified
  • Small classes
  • Close relationships with faculty

Contact Us

Campus Box 4039
Cremer Hall 128
Emporia, KS 66801