Applied Information Technology (M.S.)

Applied Information Technology

Why Study Applied Information Technology?

Applied information technology (AIT) is the study, design, development, implementation and support of information systems to solve the major challenges in today's work environment. Graduate students can update and enhance their skills in a full range of areas, including systems development, IT project management and business analysis. Students complete the requirements for one or more graduate certificates as they work toward completing their degrees. These post-baccalaureate certificate programs are applied programs that focus on the most relevant and timely topics in the field, including:

  • database management systems — design and develop database systems and learn to manage a large database system
  • information security and assurance  implement and support computer-based information systems with a focus on securing information
  • information systems management  learn information systems processes and understand the central function of technology in managing organizational processes and achieving objectives
  • internet application development  create and apply the latest information systems capabilities for the Internet
  • networking technologies  develop and implement the design requirements of a successful networked environment
  • software engineering  study, design, develop, implement and support computer-based information systems

Build Your Degree

Students can complete requirements for one of six graduate certificates and can take an additional six graduate-level courses to complete the M.S. in applied information technology. The AIT curriculum is designed to train students in the most current information technology needs and practices. Its six certificates can be earned in a year, increasing the marketability of students immediately. Students also can gain work experience with information technology companies through a graduate assistantship program. View admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

Advance Your Career

Students who hold bachelor's degrees in other areas but are already working in information technology, those seeking additional coursework for professional growth and career advancement, and students who want to enter the fast-paced world of information technology are all encouraged to enroll.

Learn from Leaders

Build your IT expertise as you learn from nationally recognized faculty who bring both strong academic reputations and years of practical experience to the classroom. Course content and schedules are geared to working professionals. Courses are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters at Towson's suburban Baltimore campus in the evening and online.

 

 

Contact Information

 

Program Director

picture of suranjan chakraborty
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Suranjan Chakraborty
Location
7800 York Road (YR)
Room 469

 

Associate Program Director

Michael McGuire
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Michael McGuire
Location

7800 York Road (YR)

Room 424

 

Program Coordinator

Applied Information Technology
Lisa Loewe
Location
Linthicum Hall
Room 023
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.