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Commissioned more than 20 years ago by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Virginia Tech Master of Information Technology (VT-MIT) degree program was created to provide aspiring and experienced IT professionals with the interdisciplinary knowledge they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world, but without having to sacrifice their current jobs to do so. Obtaining a master's degree can have a positive impact on earning potential. On average, individuals who obtain a master's degree tend to earn 20% more, making it a valuable option for career advancement.

Within the past four years, 68% of MIT graduates have received a raise or promotion. 

That commitment to working professionals continues today. Flexibility is built into every aspect of the program so that you can truly design a degree that makes sense for your life and career.

The VT-MIT program went fully online and asynchronous in 2016 to meet the changing needs of today’s professionals, while also allowing for students across the country and the world to join the program. With no residency requirements, you can learn from anywhere and never have to worry about what happens if you move.

Beyond the flexible location, the curriculum is highly customizable to meet the needs of a vast array of information technology fields and roles. Explore our 20+ elective courses in career-focused topic areas to see how you can build your own personalized plan of study. Courses are taught by full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty that are actively engaged in research and industry, so they bring cutting-edge perspective to the classroom.

You will also choose your own timeline for completion by setting your course load each semester. Most students finish the program part-time in 2.5 years, but you have up to five years to complete the degree.

You also have the option to further enhance your degree through the addition of up to two graduate certificates without having to take any additional courses. The VT-MIT program offers 10 graduate certificates that can be earned with your degree or as stand-alone credentials if you’re looking for a more narrow skills update.

When you earn a degree or certificate from Virginia Tech, you join the vast Virginia Tech alumni network and Hokie Nation. With more than 100,000 alumni in the Mid-Atlantic Region alone, Virginia Tech provides you with the professional network you need to achieve your career goals both now and in the future.

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U.S. News & World Report

Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology


U.S. News & World Report

Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology for Veterans

National Security Agency Designation

Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations


Virginia Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctorate, masters, baccalaureate and associate degrees.