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General Information Technology Specialization Master of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Develop the IT Skills That Fit Your Career

You can develop the skills to advance in your IT career with an online master’s in information technology, general information technology degree from Capella. Choose the courses that align with your goals in the field of IT, including analytics, cybersecurity, project management, cloud computing, and more. Earning an MS in IT can help you attain a depth of knowledge to match your personal experience and unique professional needs. The courses offered in this program are designed to help entry- and mid-level IT professionals increase their technical expertise and abilities.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 7 Core Courses
  • 5 Specialization Courses
  • Applied IT Project

Classes Start January 7th

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.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Master IT Theory & Practice

Grow your skills in developing IT solutions using relevant theories, practices, and technologies.

Develop IT Analysis Skills

Gain the skill set you need to analyze problems. 

Find Optimal Solutions

Design and construct effective information technology solutions.

Discover IT Standards of Practice

Apply legal, ethical, and professional standards to client interactions and the development of IT solutions.

Gain Expertise in IT Practice

Incorporate collaboration, teamwork, and problem-solving strategies into information technology practice.

Refine Communication Skills

Communicate technology issues and solutions effectively with a range of audiences.

Master's in IT 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

Grow your knowledge with hands-on experience using industry tools in 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. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. 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
$689 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. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

10% Military Discount

Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans could be eligible for a discount.

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Accredited & Respected

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

MS in Information Technology Sample Courses

Our online MS in Information Technology, General Information Technology degree can help you build knowledge in the foundations of IT while allowing you to tailor the program by selecting the courses that fit your personal interests.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ITEC5002 Information Technology and System Trends
ITEC5010 Security and Enterprise Networks
ITEC5020 Database and Application Development
ITEC5030 Emerging Technologies
PM5331 Project Management Fundamentals

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 folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Career Center

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

Information Technology Career Insights

What to Look For In an Online IT Program

Discover three key features to look for in a program, and why they are important. 

Soft Skills Could Help You Land Your Next IT Job

Having outstanding technical skills may qualify you for an IT job, but soft skills may help get you the offer.

Advancing Your Career with an MS in Information Technology

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

Master's in Information Technology Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our master’s in information technology, general information technology degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Applications developer
  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Director of information technology
  • Information technology analyst
  • Information technology manager
  • Network engineer
  • Software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Solutions architect
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems engineer

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Computer systems design
  • Consulting service
  • Engineering service
  • Financial services
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Hospital
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Scientific research and development
  • Software publisher
  • Telecommunications carrier

*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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Ready for the Next Step?

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