Master's in Information Technology

Masters of Science
Information Technology professor

Value Proposition Description

The demand for IT professionals who understand business and the emerging focus on business analytics has never been greater. As a student in WPI’s master's in information technology program, you’ll be immersed in the information technology, business analytics, and comprehensive management principles necessary for understanding the application of IT to business. You will learn how to create business opportunities by leveraging existing and emerging information technology and analytics tools and learning how to use that information in business applications. The information technology MS program will transform you into an IT professional who can take on a leadership role at the forefront of technological and business innovations. WPI's master's in information technology is currently offered both on-campus and online for full-time and part-time students. 

The WPI Business School, grounded in a technology-focused university, has world-class expertise and educational resources in these areas, and thus is suitably poised to offer a graduate-level education to prepare students for their career choices and leadership.

A Premier STEM Business Degree, More Affordable Tuition

There is a pressing need for engineers, scientists, and coders with business acumen and management skills. WPI is committed to making STEM education more attainable, and The Business School is doing its part by reducing its tuition for graduate programs. Today, a premier degree from WPI’s business school is more affordable than ever—meaning you can see a high return on investment from your degree even sooner.

Curriculum for the IT Master's Degree

33-credit information technology MS curriculum draws from WPI’s strengths in technology, engineering, and science. Courses explore a wide range of cutting-edge topics, including the organizational and technological challenges of enterprise systems, security management, systems development life cycle, and information systems innovation.

View course descriptions. 

MSIT students must complete a three-course core as follows:
               MIS 581 Policy and Strategy for IT and Analytics
               MIS 584 Business Intelligence
               MIS 502 Data Management for Analytics
MSIT students must complete two three-course specialties, selected from the following specialties:
 Specialty in Information Systems Design
               MIS 571 Database Applications Design and Development
               MIS 582 Information Security Management
               MIS 585 User Experience Design
 Specialty in Data Analytics
               MIS 587 Business Applications in Machine Learning
               MKT 568 Data Mining Business Applications
                     Select 1 of the following:
                          MKT 565 Digital Marketing
                          MKT 562 Marketing Research
 Specialty in Digital Transformation
              MIS 500 Innovation with Information Systems
         Select one of the following:
                    OIE 501 Operations Management (recommended for students with no operations background)
                    OIE 544 Supply Chain Analysis and Design
                    OIE 558 Designing and Managing Lean Six Sigma Processes
         Select one of the following:
                    MIS 576 Project Management
                    OBC 533 Negotiations
                    OBC 537 Leading Change
 Specialty in IT User Experience
              MIS 583 User Experience Applications
              MIS 586 User Experience Methods
              MKT 561 Consumer Behaviour and Analytics

      Additional specialties are likely to be developed in the future
IT master’s degree​ students must complete a two-course capstone project experience as follows:
              OBC 505 Teaming and Organizing for Innovation
              MIS 573 System Design and Development

Additional recommendations for on campus, international informational technology MS students:

On campus, international students are encouraged to complete up to three additional credits of internship to ensure their readiness for employment in the U.S.


Admissions Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least one prior college-level programming course with a grade of B or better, and a GPA > 3.0.

Admissions Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least one prior college-level statistics course with a grade of B or better, and a GPA > 3.0.

For International Students - English Language Proficiency Requirement

The Business Masters programs require a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 90, TOEFL Essentials score of 8.5, IELTS score of 7 (minimum sub-score of 6.5), or Duolingo score of 115.

Business School: Live Webinars

Graduate Programs

Join us for an upcoming webinar! Experts from The Business School will highlight curriculum plans, specialties, next steps, the support you'll receive from student success, the graduate student community, and more. 

New! Live Webinars

Graduate Studies Series

Learn from our enrollment team members and other guests by attending quick and convenient 30-minute webinars we designed to highlight popular topics when starting grad school. Take a deep dive into specific areas of interest such as how to secure funding, how to ace your application, an overview of student services, and more!

Connect with Business School Student

Interested in one of our graduate programs? Students and staff from the Business School at WPI will participate in office hours so prospective students (like you!) can connect and learn about their experience with WPI and ask any questions you may have. Register to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Summer WEDNESDAYS 9:00–10:00 AM ET

June 21, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 2, August 9

*Hours will be available during the academic calendar weeks for the fall and spring semesters only—not during the summer or school holidays/breaks.



Faculty Profiles

Bengisu Tulu
Bengisu Tulu

I enjoy teaching because it allows me to interact with students who have the potential to make the world a better place using technology. I continually innovate in my courses to ensure students enjoy the learning experience, learn the key concepts and skills related to information systems through real world examples, have an opportunity to learn from each other, learn to present themselves as professionals, and most importantly learn to use or develop technology to make a difference.

read more
Diane M. Strong
Diane M. Strong
Professor & Department Head, The Business School

WPI provides an environment that values both teaching and research, which is ideal for me. I enjoy teaching at WPI because students are interested in learning and willing to work hard. My teaching focuses on how business, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations can best use computing technologies, such as database systems, electronic health records systems, and mobile apps. Students in my classes learn to design computing applications that meet the needs of organizations.

read more
Nima Kordzadeh
Nima Kordzadeh
Assistant Professor, The Business School

Dr. Kordzadeh joined the faculty of the Business School at WPI in July 2017. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Information Technology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests include health informatics, social media, information privacy, and business intelligence and analytics.

read more

Advance Your IT Career with a Master’s Degree in Information Technology

Are you ready to begin your master’s degree in information technology and become an IT professional? WPI’s information technology MS program prepares students for cutting edge, in-demand jobs as software engineers, IT consultants, developers, and more.

Recent graduates of WPI’s IT master’s degree program have gone on to IT careers at companies including:

  • Aetna
  • Chewy
  • Dell EMC
  • Deloitte
  • Fallon Health
  • Sanofi
  • The MathWorks
  • Vanguard Renewables