M.Sc. Online

Information Technology: Informatics

University of Maryland Global Campus

12 months
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
504 USD/credit 18144 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Strengthen your technical and business skills with an Information Technology: Informatics at University of Maryland University College that can help accelerate your career growth.


The Information Technology: Informatics specialization at University of Maryland University College has a decidedly technical thrust and is oriented towards the student seeking a generalist's view of IT. It offers a broadly based and strongly quantitative grounding in the various facets of information theory and best practices for developing a variety of systems and program products. 

Students receive an introduction to the major categories of IT endeavor, including networking, security, software development, databases, web design, and IT acquisitions in order to be well prepared for the challenges of the Second Millennium workplace. The IMAT specialization also serves as a logical extension of coursework begun in programs offered at UMUC military sites.

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Grasp the principles and theories underlying applied information technology
  • Gain an understanding of the technical and regulatory issues surrounding the Internet
  • Apply IT best practices to productivity and competitive advantage
  • Display an awareness of developments in the convergence of computer and telecommunications technologies
  • Discuss the role of information awareness and literacy in organizational decision making
  • Grasp the central role of software and hardware lifecycles

Career Path

The Master of Science program in Information Technology serves careers at the entry, mid-, or upper-level positions, depending upon the prior level of experience of the candidate.


  • Programming and Applications Software Development and Acquisitions
  • Software Testing
  • Network Design and Fabrication
  • Customer Service Training/Support
  • Hardware Acquisition and Integration
  • Interface Design
  • Publications and Systems Documentation
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Internet Site Design, Development, and Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Software Methodologies
  • Relational Database Systems
  • Software Requirements
  • Foundations of Information Security and Assurance
  • Internet Multimedia Applications
  • IT Acquisitions Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
  • English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 12 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.

Our partners

Information Technology: Informatics
University of Maryland Global Campus


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!