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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Department:
Master's Degree Program in Information Technology N/A
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The MIT degree requires 30 semester hours (10 courses): 4 required foundation courses (Object-Oriented Programming; Software Engineering; Fundamentals of Computer Systems; and Strategic Leadership in Technology-Based Organizations), and any 3 of 7 available modules (2 courses each). Courses are taught by the same College of Engineering and Pamplin School of Business faculty who teach these subjects in traditional classroom settings. Courses are taught live and interactive online

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in computer information technology programs 1
Concentrations offered
Computer Programming Computer Software and Media Applications
Data Processing Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Science/Studies Computer Information Technology Administration and Management
Computer Systems Analysis Computer Engineering
Computer Science
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Systems Development/Management
Internet Technology
Business/Government Applications

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 19


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 13 full-time; 5 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 80% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 13
Average experience teaching online courses 7 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 340 full-time; 8 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 32
Maximum class size 50

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students School-specific policy
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students Most


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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