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Information Technology Program (M.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Master of Science in Information Technology (36 credits)

    The Master of Science in Information Technology program is designed for IT professionals looking to become leaders in the field. Emphasis is placed on current and emerging tech trends and systems, developing communication skills for successful collaboration with business managers, technology managers, software developers, and consultants.

    This 36-credit program is perfect for working professionals. Students can select from two concentration tracks to specialize in: a technical track which focuses on software engineering and programming or a concentration in the growing field of health and medical informatics. 

    Program Features Include: 

    • 36-credit program designed for working professionals
    • Available on-site in Beverly, Mass., hybrid or online options
    • Personal advising and job placement support
    • Eight starts available a year/Six–week courses
    • Flexible enrollments
    • No GRE/GMAT required
    • Competitive tuition & financial aid
    • 45% lower cost than comparable programs
    • Internship option available

    Gain a broad understanding of information technology and its application to various industries.

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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at:

    • Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
    • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
    • Interview with the program director (only required for some programs)
    • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Graduate Admission
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

    International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Identify and explain the techniques and tools of leading an IT organizational function.
    • Design and manage IT solutions to solve complicated business problems.
    • Design and develop IT solutions for enterprise business needs.
    • Identify, evaluate, and select appropriate hardware and software solutions. Use current technologies, tools, software systems, modern computing platforms, and apply best practices to develop real-world solutions for specific problems (e.g., applications, deployments, etc.)

    Required Curriculum

    Core Courses - 24 cr.

    *Students complete 8 core courses (24 credits) of the 10 core courses listed.

    • BUA 543 - Leadership in Information Technology (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 518 - Information Systems Strategy (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 525 - Systems Architecture and Analysis (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 544 - Database Management (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 553 - Technology and Innovation (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 555 - Global Sourcing and IT Resources (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 560 - Computer Security and Cyber Forensics (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 570 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 575 - Agile Project Management (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 585 - Internship/Field Study Seminar (Cr: 3)
      (Optional, Needs Permission of Director)

    Technical Concentration

    • ITS 512 - Introduction to Coding (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 536 - Object Oriented Programming (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 550 - Software Engineering (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 562 - Advanced Web Programming (Cr: 3)

    Health and Medical Informatics Concentration

    • MHI 550 - Health & Medical Information Systems Overview (Cr: 3)
    • MHI 570 - Emerging Health & Medical Information Technologies & Standards (Cr: 3)
    • MHI 560 - Health & Medical Information Systems Planning and Financial Management (Cr: 3)
    • MHI 590 - Security, Ethics, Privacy & Compliance for Health & Medical Information (Cr: 3)

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits

    View academic catalog and learning outcomes

Available Concentrations

  • Technical Concentration

    This four course, 12-credit concentration is designed for business professionals and focuses on software engineering and programming.

    Courses include:

    • Introduction to Coding (ITS 512)
    • Object Oriented Programming (ITS 536)
    • Software Engineering (ITS 550)
    • Advanced Web Programming (ITS 562)
  • Health & Medical Informatics Concentration

    This four course, 12-credit concentration is designed for business and information technology professionals who need to learn more about current and emerging trends; how to address privacy, ethics and security; and planned government and industry policies and programs in healthcare and medical technology.

    Courses include:

    • Health & Medical Information Systems Overview (MHI 550)
    • Emerging Health & Medical Information Technologies & Standards (MHI 570)
    • Health & Medical Information Systems Planning and Financial Management (MHI 560)
    • Security, Ethics, Privacy & Compliance for Health & Medical Information (MHI 590)
"I entered the MSIT program at Endicott with the hope of advancing my skills and improving my resume. I exited with greater confidence, improved technical knowledge, and a promotion at work. "
Dhimiter Papajani M'15, MBA '19

MSIT Statistics

$85,000 average salary with an MSIT degree
557,100 new jobs*
*From 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
13% projected job growth, faster than the average for all occupations*
*From 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Ryan Heidorn
Stories of Success
Following his graduate school education at Endicott College, Ryan Heidorn and a fellow classmate founded Steel Root, a cybersecurity company with a focus on small businesses.
Ryan Heidorn