M.S. in Information Technology - Cybersecurity, Data Analytics

Cybersecurity, data analytics and IT management are key skills in today’s technology-driven marketplace. Our MSIT program provides students with a solid and forward-thinking technical foundation used to effectively plan, design, secure and manage IT systems.

Earn a general MSIT degree or specialize in one of three tracks:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Information Technology Management

We’re open for business – now more than ever before! As the world is experiencing an unprecedented public health crisis, the School of Management at Cal Lutheran stays committed to providing the best educational experience that our students deserve. Our faculty and staff are working hard to prepare our students for the future. We have transitioned all of our courses to the best-quality virtual teaching and award-winning fully online course formats through the summer. As for the fall, our President, Dr. Chris Kimball, would like to share an important message that outlines our planning process. We invite you to read his letter and learn more about how we are preparing for the months ahead. We are here for our community - so stay in touch, keep your eye on the ball, join us at one of our virtual events, or contact us at som@callutheran.edu.


Quick Facts

Program Units
36 (12 courses)

Average Duration
12-24 months


  • On-campus courses
  • Full-time or part-time course load

Course Availability

  • Four 11-week terms year-round
  • Evening courses


  • Thousand Oaks
2020-21 Cost

$855 per credit

$30,780 base cost


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Choose Your Track

In addition to the eight core courses, you will complete four elective courses to obtain a general MSIT degree or specialize in:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Information Technology Management

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Access to Big Data

Providing timely and relevant information requires working with real-world data. Lots of data. Big data.

Cal Lutheran students have access to invaluable research resources, including a cloud-based fully functional data cluster and actual, real world data sets.

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Careers in High Demand

A Master’s in IT is considered by Forbes Magazine to be “The Best Master’s Degree,” with a projected employment growth of 30% through 2020.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook places various IT careers in seven of the top 10 positions in Los Angeles County.

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The MSIT program provided me with the perfect mixture of technical and managerial knowledge. I received training in programming, project management, e-commerce, social media, and so much more. The faculty members became my mentors and taught me the leadership skills necessary for my profession.

Olena Kataieva
Graduate Program, Seimens