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Get Ahead in a Growing Field

As the information technology field evolves at a rapid pace, the employers are struggling to find professionals with the right skills to manage the growing challenges in information technology. Answer the call with a high quality master’s degree program, delivered entirely online.

At Capella, you’ll find flexible programs in information technology designed to fit the lives of busy professionals. You’ll receive a competency-based education that is professionally aligned to deliver marketable skills that can be applied immediately on the job.


Protect information assets
from cybersecurity risks


Help businesses achieve
their goals through IT solutions


Leverage data assets to
promote organizational success

Accredited, Respected Programs

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.

The following specialization has been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC)*:

The PMI Global Accreditation Center Logo is a service mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

*The FlexPath format for the Project Management specializations is not accredited by Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC).

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.

Earn Credit for Your Knowledge

Get ahead with what you already know using Capella’s prior learning assessment. The knowledge you’ve gained for your IT certifications — including CISSP®, CISA®, CISM®, and more — can help you earn college credit and save you time and up to $12,000 on your master’s in IT.

Hands-On Learning

Gain real-world experience in a virtual lab setting. In select IT programs you’ll have the opportunity to explore penetration-testing techniques in a simulated IT environment. Using leading industry tools, you’ll learn to manage real-time responses to security breaches to perform vulnerability assessments, including system sanitizing and hardening.

Cutting-Edge Content at No Additional Cost

Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning for IT specialists, is partnering with Capella to offer innovative content in select IT programs. You’ll receive hands-on, practical learning in areas such as data analytics, cloud, and mobile.

Students in those courses will receive full access to Pluralsight’s complete library of 5,000 online courses—a $499 value—at no extra cost.

Virtual Internship Environment

Capella’s cutting-edge virtual internship helps MS in Analytics students develop the skills to be a strategic partner, a knowledgeable data analyst, and a dynamic leader. Through the interactive simulation you and your teammates have the unique opportunity to work with Vila Health™, a health care provider struggling with analysis of their extensive, complex data. You’ll investigate complex data sets, determine the proper analytic tools to use, and present your findings to leaders in a succinct, powerful visualization, all while building vital team skills sought by today’s employers.

Earn-As-You-Go Certificate and Badge Options

In addition to offering a Network Defense Graduate Certificate and Digital Forensics Graduate Certificate that can be earned as you progress through your program, Capella has partnered with digital badging leader Acclaim to provide NSA Focus Area badges. These digital badges validate the information security knowledge gained and allow you to share this with potential employers, peers, and others by posting the digital badges on LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media networks. Students can receive NSA Focus Area badges in the following areas:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Security Incident Analysis & Response
  • Network Security Administration
  • Network Security Engineering
  • System Security Engineering

Move into IT from Another Field

Ready to capitalize on the robust job market in IT? Get the foundational knowledge and specialized skills to step into a new career in technology. Capella master’s programs make it possible for you to change career directions without losing any ground.

Earn Industry Certification with Your Degree

Career changers in our Master’s in Information Technology and Systems Management program have an opportunity to earn select industry certifications while completing foundational IT courses. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to take the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ exams—and the vouchers to take them for free.

Looking to enhance your analytics skills and annual earnings potential? With SAS in place at more than 80,000 business, government and university sites around the world, opportunities abound for students entering the workforce with a SAS Certification. In our Master’s in Analytics program you may be able to earn vouchers for the following SAS certification exams as you progress through your program–at no additional cost.

  • SAS Base Programmer for SAS 9
  • SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9
  • SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9
  • SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner 13

Become an IT Leader

Professionals with the right mix of leadership and IT skills are in high demand. Your Capella degree is aligned to deliver the foundational knowledge and specialized skills you need to lead through change, mentor others, and take your career to the next level.

Unparalleled Military Support

Our dedicated team of military support counselors will work with you to take advantage of the latest military and VA benefits. We offer significant military benefits, such as tuition discounts, a flexible military leave of absence policy, and online degree programs that can move with you to any duty station.

Capella provided me with a perfect formula for success. I was given the right amount of deadlines and tools to grow as a researcher, and utilize peer inputs.

Lewis Heuermann,MS in Information Systems and Technology Management