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The Master of Information Technology (MIT) program and graduate certificates are designed for today's dynamic professional landscape, where expertise in IT spans across multiple sectors such as high-tech, finance, healthcare, and engineering. Here is why our program stands out:

Tailored Curriculum, Flexible Learning:

  • Customizable Pathways: Choose from 20+ elective courses tailored to career-focused topics, including cybersecurity, AI, ML, software development, and business data analytics, allowing you to personalize your learning journey.

  • Self-Paced Progress: Set your own pace with flexible course loads. Most students complete the program part-time in 2.5 years, with up to five years to finish.

  • Expert Faculty: Learn from full-time, tenured faculty actively engaged in innovative research and industry, ensuring you gain the latest perspectives with assignments embracing both technical and theoretical concepts.

  • 100 % Online: Study from anywhere without worrying about your location.

Career Advancement: 

  • Professional Growth: Within the last four years, 68% of MIT graduates have received promotions or salary raises, reflecting the program's impact on career progression.

  • Salary Enhancement: On average, professionals who obtain a master's degree tend to earn 20% more, with the highest premium salary increases observed in mid-career roles. Specifically, graduates of computer and information sciences can earn over $100,000 one year after program completion or over $150,000 up to ten years after graduation.  

  • In-Demand Skills: Address the industry's most sought-after IT skills, including software development and project management, which are featured prominently in our curriculum.

Enhance Your Degree:

  • 10 Graduate Certificates: Earn up to two specialized certificates without extra courses, enhancing your skill set in areas such as cybersecurity or data analytics as a stand-alone credential or supplement your degree program.

  • Alumni Network: Join over 100,000 Virginia Tech alumni in the Mid-Atlantic Region alone, tapping into a powerful professional network for career advancement.

Take the Next Step: Explore our diverse offerings and take charge of your career today. Whether you are seeking to advance in your current role or pivot to a new IT career path, Virginia Tech’s MIT program offers the flexibility and depth to meet your goals. Request information or attend an upcoming information session to begin shaping your future in information technology.

Welcome to a program designed for your success in the evolving world of IT.



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.