Program Highlights

Information Technology (IT) is pervasive today and is at the core of almost any business organization. The Master of Science in Information Technology program (MSIT) is designed to provide students with a solid and forward-thinking technical foundation used to effectively plan, design, implement and manage IT solutions and systems. It prepares students to be strong technical leaders, ready to lead IT-enabled organizational change.

The MSIT program serves both technical professionals wishing to advance their career in the field as well as business professionals wishing to gain valuable IT skills needed to transform enterprise operations. The curriculum is carefully designed to combine the study of fundamental theory with sound practice, applying latest technologies and tools to real-world problems in the comfort of the classroom.

In the News: Close to one million IT jobs unfilled

In the first half of 2019, tech job postings in the U.S. rose 32% from a year earlier, according to federal employment data analyzed by IT trade group CompTIA. In the past three months, U.S. employers had about 918,000 unfilled IT jobs, CompTIA said. The roles most in demand: research scientists, systems managers, analysts, engineers and software architects.

Read the Wall Street Journal story

Program Distinctives

  • Flexibility: Courses are scheduled on nights and occasional weekends allowing students to balance the demands of career and personal commitments.
  • Access: Students have access to invaluable research resources, including a fully functional data processing cluster and actual, real-world data sets. Learn more
  • Relevance: Curriculum designed to provide students with skills which can be immediately applied in the workplace to solve real-world information technology problems.
  • Support: Small class sizes facilitate direct collaboration with faculty and networking opportunities. Students have access to a wide range of resources provided by Cal Lutheran.
  • Opportunity: The Occupational Outlook Handbook places various IT careers in seven of the top 10 positions in terms of job growth in Los Angeles County.

Program Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  • Understand and apply core concepts, techniques, practices, tools, and design principles in the Information Technology field.
  • Demonstrate focused knowledge in areas of specialization in Information Technology such as data management and analytics and Information Technology management.
  • Evaluate technology alternatives to solve organizational and technical problems.
  • Understand and apply system development and project management principles.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize research, apply theoretical ideas to practical settings, and effectively present the designs and solutions in logical framework.
  • Effectively communicate with both business and Information Technology professionals and work effectively in cooperative multi-disciplinary teams.