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Master of Science in Information Technology

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Master of Science in Information Technology On Campus Program

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.

Need an online option? Learn about the accelerated online MSIT program.

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 a 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.

Additional Information

Required application materials

Graduate School Application

Upon filling out the application, one has the choice to choose a concentration to supplement their Master's Degree. If one does not desire to choose a concentration, then leave that section blank on the application.

1. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

2. Current résumé or curriculum vitae.

3. Cover letter.

4. Copy of government-issued ID.

Submitting Application Materials

The following items must be provided/completed at the time of application submission through the Application Portal:

*Unofficial bachelor's degree transcript

*Resume or curriculum vita

*Cover letter

*Copy of government-issued ID

Official transcripts

Students must submit official bachelor’s degree transcripts containing at least 60 credit hours of coursework and final grades. Any additional transcripts from college credit accumulated after the bachelor’s degree MUST be submitted if you will be using these credits for transfer credit or for last 60 GPA. Transcripts are considered official when they arrive in the Graduate Office in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution or are received through a secure electronic transcript service to

If the transcripts need to be mailed, send to:

Emporia State University
Graduate School

Campus Box 4003
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415.

Admission requirements

Students must meet One of the following four requirements:

A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0* or higher from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution.

A master’s degree in any field with a GPA of 3.0* or higher.

A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.65* or higher and at least three years of leadership experience in the technology field.

For applicants with a GPA between 2.65 and 3.0*, you may submit additional materials so we can conduct a holistic review of your application. A student who is deemed not ready for the program may be denied admission. These materials may include evidence of a high-ranking institution, rigorous program, success in quantitative courses, strong standardized test scores (GMAT, GRE, etc.), etc.

* in the last 60 semester hours of study or cumulative (4.0 system)


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 853: Business Analytics

IS 873: Information Systems for Managerial Decisions

Electives – 6 credits

Students sitting at computer

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.

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Campus Box 4039
Cremer Hall 128
Emporia, KS 66801