MS in Communication and Information Technology

Study Options

The M.S. in Communication and Information Technology requires 36 credit hours of courses within the CIT curriculum. No independent thesis or qualifying exams are required for completion of the degree.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (21 Credits)
CIT 600 CIT Foundations: Leadership, Profesion, and Society 3 Credits
CIT 601 Information Technology Fundamentals 3 Credits
CIT 602 Human Computer Interaction 3 Credits
CIT 603 Finance in Technology Management 3 Credits
CIT 604 Policy and Regulation 3 Credits
CIT 605 Introduction to Project Management 3 Credits
CIT 606 Quantitative Analysis for CIT 3 Credits
Electives (9 Credits Total)
Cloud Computing
CIT 621 Cloud Computing 1 3 Credits
CIT 622 Cloud Computing 2 3 Credits
Cyber Security
CIT 631 Cybersecurity Regulation and Law 3 Credits
CIT 632 Cybersecurity Gateway 3 Credits
Data Analytics
CIT 641 Data Warehousing 3 Credits
CIT 642  Data Mining and Business Intelligence 3 Credits
Business and Project Management
CIT 613 Capstone 3 Credits
CIT 651 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits

Program Schedule

Students accepted to the Alma College M.S. in Communication and Information Technology can start studies in either the Fall or Winter academic semester, with classes also offered in the summer semester. Core curriculum classes will be offered during both Fall and Winter. There is no program requirement to participate in classes in consecutive semesters.

Program Structure

CIT offers a flexible course of study. The CIT program is offered online to allow students the flexibility to learn when it fits into their lives and will also have regular touch points with classmates and faculty to ensure mastery of class material.

What you will you learn?

Upon leaving the program, CIT students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Multi-disciplinary communication and information technology problem solving
  2. Technical leadership and strategic decision making
  3. An understanding of the current technology landscape, industry trends, and best practices
  4. Human-centered design ideology and practice
  5. Fundamentals of data and database design for business intelligence
  6. Project management fundamentals
  7. Business and technology leadership skills