To ensure that students gain the maximum benefit from such a curriculum, the UMUC Graduate School requires that applicants to the Master of Science (MS) in Information Technology program have both an academic background in one of the engineering, physical science, computer science, or mathematical disciplines and substantive practical experience in IT. This program is designed for those who are called upon to develop, implement, and operate information systems in a variety of organizations. Graduates of the MS in Information Technology program will have a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the IT field, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts, and a solid foundation in the technological basis of the Internet. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of computer systems and telecommunication systems technologies. This 36-credit degree program is divided into six core courses, five electives, and a capstone course.
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