Information Technology

University of West Florida

24 months
1037 USD/credit
1037 USD/credit
377 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Information Technology program will train the next generation of IT professionals who are interested in broadening and deepening their knowledge of new and emerging technologies. 


With one of the most affordable tuition plans in Florida and state-of-the-art computing facilities, our Master’s in Information Technology program offers cutting edge curricula and learning environments, with professionally-oriented, hands-on study material in two different specializations: Database Management and Cybersecurity. Both specializations are available completely online, but students also have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors on research projects that provide core skills and real-world, problem-solving experiences that will help them succeed in their future career paths.


Provides instruction in applied and theoretical computer science topics such as networks and communication devices, theory of computation, analysis of algorithms, programming languages, and operating systems.

Database Management

Emphasizes designing, implementing, maintaining, and administering large database systems. Students will become proficient in database programming and SQL and will be able to identify and utilize tools to work with vast amounts of data.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Software Engineering Foundations: Java Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Applied Information Security
  • Software Engineering Process

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An earned bachelor's degree from an institution that is fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Be in good standing at all previous institutions of higher learning.  
  • A score on a nationally standardized graduate admissions test, such as the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or an equivalent that is acceptable for the program to which the student is applying.  
  • Approval by the department offering the degree to which the applicant is applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1037 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1037 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1037 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1037 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    377 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 377 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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