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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 ten areas of IT specialization, allowing you to focus your studies in an area of particular value to your career.

The majority of the graduate certificate options consist of 3 courses (9 credit hours) and can be completed in under a year.

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

Big Data
Business Data Analytics
Cybersecurity Management
Cybersecurity Policy
Cybersecurity Technologues
Health Information Technology
Information Systens Design
Information Technology Management
Internet and Network Technologies
Software Development