MS in Information Technology
Technology Moves Fast—Make Sure Your Career Keeps Up
It is becoming increasingly critical for IT professionals to also master business. It is no longer enough to be merely proficient in both disciplines; making the most of a career in IT demands having a full grasp on technology and business.
As a result, the demand for IT professionals who understand business has never been greater. To help meet this demand—and keep your career path on track—WPI offers the Master of Science program in Information Technology.
“My graduate experience at WPI was great. I … learned international project management and how to take on real-world business issues and solve them in real time."
—Shilpi Mittal, MSIT ‘08
This program is designed for full immersion into information technology, while still providing the comprehensive management principles necessary for understanding the application of IT to business and of business to IT. It provides a solid foundation in information technology, with a wide range of cutting-edge concentrations and management principles.
The MSIT program qualifies as a STEM OPT degree (science, technology, engineering, or math), which allows international students in a technical field to apply for a 17-month extension to their OPT (optional practical training) period. This extension means that students could be eligible for up to two and a half years of work in the United States.