Enterprise Networks and Cloud Computing MS in Information Technology

Master of Science in Information Technology

Prep for cloud computing & enterprise networks

Get ready to work on enterprise networks within a data center and implement cloud computing infrastructure and architecture with an online master’s in information technology, enterprise networks and cloud computing degree. This program focuses on current and emerging enterprise network and cloud infrastructure trends and operational issues. Your coursework will help you build foundational knowledge for planning, designing, implementing, and contributing to migration or transition processes. You’ll also explore network governance and issues of security for complex networks.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 7 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • Applied IT project

Classes Start September 14th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

We’ve decided to waive all application fees until further notice.

What you’ll learn

Learn relevant theory & practice

Discover how theories and practice can help you develop optimal IT solutions.

Gain network optimization skills

Learn what it takes to develop effective solutions for enterprise network and cloud infrastructure. 

Build effective networks

Develop enterprise network and cloud infrastructure solutions that are reliable, scalable, cost-effective, and secure.

Master network planning

Plan for the design, implementation, and management of an enterprise network and cloud infrastructure solution.

Build communication skills

Communicate enterprise network and cloud infrastructure technology issues and solutions effectively with key stakeholders.

MS in IT, Enterprise Networks and Cloud Computing program features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Stay Ahead in IT: Upskill with Skillsoft

Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.

Applied IT project

Work on solving a real-world problem faced by an actual organization to demonstrate what you’ve learned in your program.

Engaging coursework

Gain experience with industry tools through virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

Cost & learning format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$695 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

$5K toward your master's

Apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.

10% military discount

If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.

Prior learning assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our prior learning assessment process.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Master's in IT sample courses

Students will build skills in analyzing and solving problems within organizational requirements and constraints by selecting and applying the tools, practices, and policies needed to support enterprise network and cloud infrastructure.

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ISTM5110 *
Strategic Management of Network Technology

In this course, learners focus on corporate network management issues. Learners analyze emerging network technology and trends, especially on the security issues encountered while managing networks. Learners also plan for sourcing and procuring enterprise network technology. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PM5331.

4 quarter credits
ISTM5112 *
Global Network Policy, Regulation, and Governance

This course focuses on the impact of laws, policy, and regulations on network operations. Learners analyze methods of aligning network policies that mitigate risk with business needs within the context of policies, laws, and regulations. Learners also create a contingency plan template for responding to possible policy and regulatory changes. Prerequisite(s): ITEC5060.

4 quarter credits
ISTM5114 *
Enterprise Network Analysis, Architecture, and Design

This course familiarizes learners with trends in network architecture and design, enabling learners to better align network architectures to support business processes. Learners in this course compare and contrast various network design solutions, including those for a variety of enterprises, and determine the cost-benefit of the various architecture options. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in ISTM5110.

4 quarter credits
ITEC5050 *
Cloud Architecture and Distributed Systems

In this course, learners extend their knowledge of enterprise networking by focusing on distributed systems, and the key characteristics and benefits of cloud computing, including reliability, scalability, and virtualization. Learners examine core cloud technologies and challenges, along with various delivery models, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Additionally, learners explore cloud architecture for platforms and cloud-based solutions and services, with associated cloud computing design patterns. Learners gain hands-on experience in a cloud environment by building, configuring, and consuming cloud-based architectures to address the needs of an organization. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in ISTM5110. 

4 quarter credits
ITEC5060 *
Cloud Application Deployment and Operations

This course strengthens a learner’s understanding of cloud computing concepts, including hybrid cloud deployment models, compound design patterns, and architectures that involve both on-premise and cloud environments. Learners place an emphasis on cloud security and the mechanisms and controls to prevent and respond to threats and attacks. Additionally, learners examine the migration of current applications and data storage infrastructure to the cloud, as well as the identification and provisioning of required cloud services to support cloudbased applications. Finally, learners employ a hands-on experience to explore and demonstrate configuration, automation, and monitoring of cloud applications and services, and their on-going operational support. Prerequisite(s): ITEC5050.

4 quarter credits

Faculty & support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

Financial aid counselors

Our financial aid team knows how to run the numbers and help save on tuition.


Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Career center

For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Enterprise Networks and Cloud Computing career insights

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Advancing Your Career with an MS in Information Technology

Possible careers include IT management, web development, systems management, and analysis.

Enterprise Networks and Cloud Computing professional paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our master’s in information technology, enterprise networks and cloud computing degree.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Network engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Systems administrator
  • Solutions architect
  • Software engineer

Employment settings to explore

  • Computer systems Design
  • Engineering service
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Consulting service
  • Government - local, state, federal
  • Telecommunications carrier
  • Scientific research and development
  • Retail

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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