Information Technology (M.S.) - concentration in Cyber Security
Basic Degree Information/Description
This concentration is designed to offer the opportunity for qualified graduate students to study information technology while developing the special expertise in cyber security. To achieve this end, students can focus their elective courses on developing the specialized knowledge requirements for the cyber security area while at the same time completing the requirements for the Master of Science (M.S.) degree.
Why pursue an M.S. in Information Technology at UTSA?
The Master of Science in Information Technology program is designed to provide information systems and information technology professionals with essential technical and business skills necessary to become a cyber professional. The program strives to meet the growing global demand for cyber security specialists who can draw upon a unique combination of technical and business knowledge to assess, manage and bring advances in information technology in the form of innovative products and services. This concentration allows students to receive an update to the current technology in the field of cyber security. It offers the opportunity to study information technology while developing the special expertise in cyber security. To achieve this end students focus their elective courses on developing the specialized knowledge requirements for the computer and information security area while at the same time completing the requirements for the MS degree.
In today’s rapidly changing technological environment, information technology managers require a different education than that offered by a general program. In addition to an in-depth scientific or engineering knowledge and on-the-job experience, they must have substantial business knowledge about planning and leading technical and scientific projects, directing information technology system design, developing professional and technical employees and integrating the various functions of the organization.
In addition to providing the opportunity for students who plan to study full time, the program also allows professionals in the information technology and similar industries to obtain further education and training that relate directly to their work on a part-time basis. Employers benefit from the retention of valuable, skilled employees with additional management of technology skills, and working professionals benefit from the opportunity to advance their careers with minimal impact on their personal lives.
| Required Degree
|Other Degree Requirements
| General University Requirements
||Must meet university wide requirements.
||A completed a Graduate School application.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
| Letters of Recommendation
| Statement of Purpose
||A personal statement.
||Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
- Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
- If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
| International Applicants
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Course Scheduling and Offerings
Many of UTSA’s MSIT students are employed full-time while pursuing their graduate degrees. To meet the needs of these working professionals, classes are offered in an evening format.
When school is in session, the College of Business Office of Graduate Studies is open for advising Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 2:00-7:00 p.m. and on Fridays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 2:00-5:00 p.m. We are located in the Business Building, Room 2.01.18. Drop-ins are welcome or you can call (210) 458-4641 to make an appointment.
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