Program Structure

Master of Information Technology Degree

To earn an online Master of Information Technology degree at Virginia Tech, students must complete 11 courses: 4 core courses and 7 elective courses, for a total of 33 credit hours. 

Most students take two courses per semester to finish in 2.5 years, although full-time students can finish in 15-18 months.

You'll have the opportunity to focus your degree in one of our eleven areas of specialization:

  Analytics and Business Intelligence
  Big Data
  Business Information Systems
  Cybersecurity
  Cybersecurity Management
  Cybersecurity Policy
  Decision Support Systems
  Health Information Technology
  Networking
  Software Development
  Software Engineering

Graduate Certificates

The VT-MIT program offers 100% online graduate certificates in six areas of IT specialization, allowing you to focus your studies in an area of particular value to your career.

Graduate certificates consist of 4 courses (12 credit hours) and can be completed in as little as 12 months.

They can be earned as part of the Master of Information Technology degree program or you can apply to an individual certificate program.

  Business Analytics and Data Mining
  Data Management
  Information Security and Analytics
  Health Information Technology
  Information Technology Management
  Software Development