• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This 37-credit Information Technology Master’s degree program at Valparaiso University is intended to prepare students having undergraduate backgrounds in computer science, engineering, information technology, or related fields with the knowledge, skills, and perspective for successful careers in the field of information technology in both the U.S. and abroad. 

About

Along with a rigorous core curriculum, students in the Information Technology Master’s degree program at Valparaiso University have the option of pursuing one of two tracks of study, management or computing. Both tracks are distinguished from other IT programs in a number of ways, including:

  • A highly applied approach, with emphasis on hands-on learning;
  • Requirement of an internship experience or research-based project on campus or at a local technology firm;
  • Incorporation of emerging technologies into all coursework;
  • Emphasis on a collaborative and teamwork approach;
  • Development of skills in technology leadership;
  • Deeper specialization in either management or computing;
  • Elective coursework for management track students from other professional-based programs, including Communication and International Commerce and Policy.

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Programming 
  • Introduction to Information Technology 
  • Data Mining 
  • Ethics in Information Technology 
  • Information Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university.
  • Complete  Valparaiso 's Application Profile and Form 
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
  • Reflective essay
  • Pay Application Fee
  • Passport Copy
  • TOEFL (minimum 80) IELTS (minimum 6.0)
  • Financial support documents (must show at least $30,120 for most programs)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships and Funding

Study Abroad students often use a combination of financial aid and scholarships. Exploring all of the resources available to you will be very helpful as you plan your finances for Study Abroad.

Financial Aid

Valparaiso University financial aid and scholarships apply to affiliated programs abroad, with the exception of some music/athletic performance scholarships, so your payment plan remains the same. It is important to consult with your financial aid advisor before applying to Study Abroad so that you know what the cost will be and that you will be covered.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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