Information Technology

Mastering the Future: An Insight into the Master's Degree in Information Technology

In an era where technology drives every facet of modern society, a Master’s degree in Information Technology stands as a beacon for those aspiring to be at the nexus of innovation and application.

This comprehensive program goes beyond just technical proficiency; it shapes future IT leaders equipped with a blend of advanced technical knowledge, strategic thinking, and a deep understanding of the business-technology interface. Dive into our dedicated space to discover the transformative journey of the IT Master’s program and how it can catapult your career to new horizons in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution, or an appropriately certified foreign institution. A Grade Point Average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below.

  • 2.5 GPA at the bachelor’s level, or
  • 3.0 GPA for the last 9 credit hours of graduate coursework, or
  • Students with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 must demonstrate at least 3 years of relevant professional experience that will be evaluated by the Chief Academic Officer to ensure relevancy.

Additional requirements may apply for non-native English speaking students.

What makes our program unique?

Broad range curriculum

The MSIT curriculum’s broad range of courses support the foundation for many different career paths.

Personalized attention and support

The support team behind each student (Academic Advisors, Deans, Faculty, Financial Aid, and Career Services) see each person as an individual and not as a number.

Courses facilitated by industry professionals

Students are exposed to real-world scenarios, problem-solving, and networking opportunities through instructors who have spent time in the field.

Program Details

Master of Science in Information Technology

36 credit hours

Complete this program in 12 months!


Includes: application fee and textbooks

  • Full Distance
  • Blended (Salem, VA) for F1 Visa holders
Accredited Programs

University of Fairfax is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Scholarships & Aid

We recognize that many students need some type of financial assistance in order to make this investment in their future. Our Financial Services Team will sit down with prospective students to identify sources of financial assistance. We are committed to finding solutions for those who qualify.

Please Note: Federal Financial Aid is not yet available to students of University of Fairfax.

Transfer Credits

A maximum of 18 semester credits equivalent to our courses in content, credit and level and taken for graduate credit, as part of a degree or graduate certificate program, from an accredited institution may be transferred to a Master’s degree.