Information Technology

American Public University

M.Sc. Online
2 months
370 USD/credit
370 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Information Technology at American Public University System focuses on the development and implementation of information systems and includes topics such as database systems, object-oriented analysis and design, IS architectures, IT project management, security, and computer forensics.


In this Master of Science in Information Technology offered by American Public University System, you will study the theory, principles, best practices, tools, and technologies associated with the IT marketplace. 

You’ll also be taught the analytic, problem-solving, and research skills required to solve real world business problems. This master’s degree is applicable to many career opportunities including: systems analyst; infrastructure architect; database analyst; application development manager; project manager; IT security analyst; disaster recovery manager; and forensics specialist.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, this degree also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates:

  • Apply key management theory, principles, best practices, tools, and technologies associated with information systems.
  • Analyze selected research methods and tools.
  • Utilize graduate level critical thinking, reasoning, and writing to defend the logic and the conclusions in scholarly research.
  • Plan the processes, phases, domains, and measures for effectively managing complex information technology projects.
  • Design a normalized and optimized enterprise database system.
  • Produce a plan that addresses the principles and challenges in incorporating emerging network architectures, technologies, and protocols into information technology systems.
  • Develop legal, social, ethical, and technical solutions for securing information systems.
  • Assess the vulnerabilities of information systems with respect to security and the methodologies to mitigate this risk.
  • Perform in-depth research and critical analysis on thesis subject or creative project.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Digital Forensics
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • IT Project Management
  • Management Information Systems 
  • Research Methods in Information Systems and Technology
  • Enterprise Database Systems

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

For this program, you must provide an official transcript of your previously-completed bachelor's or master's degree and have ONE of the following:

  • Associate or bachelor's degree in information technology or a related field 
  • 2 years of work experience in the specific sub-field for this degree
  • Completion of one of our undergraduate IT certificates
  • Completion of 6 upper-level (300-400) undergraduate credits in IT-related courses
  • Completion of an IT-related minor or concentration during your undergraduate program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Information Technology
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