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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, MSIT

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Program Description

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is designed to enhance career options in the management, performance, and integration of information technology systems for current and future IT professionals. With several focus areas such as IT security, Data Management and Analytics, Enterprise IT Management and Health IT, the MSIT program prepares graduates to transition into IT careers as well as to pursue IT leadership positions in the industry. 

This program is a part of the College of Computing and Software Engineering  .


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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

The following are in addition to the general Admissions  requirements: 

  • Resumé/Vita required. 
  • Statement of purpose.  
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university. 
  • Minimum undergraduate degree GPA 2.75. Lower GPA is considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Two letters of recommendation- Optional but strongly recommended


A Streamlined Admission Process

The MSIT program offers a streamlined admission process to students who meet following criteria:

  • Are a current Kennesaw State University student majoring in a CCSE Bachelor degree program.
  • Have an active petition to graduate
  • Have an institutional GPA of 3.5 (or higher) in that major upon graduation

Students who have the above qualifications will not be required to submit secondary documentation that includes a resumé or vita, statement of purpose, or letters of recommendation. 


Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

A student with an insufficient computing background may be required to take up to four of following IT foundation courses.  

  • IT 5413  - Software Design and Development 
  • IT 5423  - Computer Networks and System Administration 
  • IT 5433  - Databases: Design and Applications 
  • IT 5443  - Web Technologies and Application Development 

This decision will be made based on applicant’s prior academic records and will be written in the admission letter. 

Transfer Credits

A student may transfer a maximum of six semester hours of graduate courses from a regionally accredited college/university. The transfer of credit for course work completed at another institution will be approved only under the following conditions: 

  • A minimum grade of “B” was received in the course; 
  • The content of the course corresponds to that of a course required or permitted in the student’s program at Kennesaw State University; 
  • The credit to be considered for transfer will not be more than six years old at the time the student enters KSU. 

A request for consideration of transfer credit must be submitted to the MSIT program director by the student during the first semester of residence. The request must indicate the specific course(s) for which transfer credit is sought. A copy of the other institution’s transcript and a course description from the catalog must be submitted. 

Graduation Requirements

Each candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. To complete the petition, students must log into their Owl Express account, click on the “Student Records” tab and select Petition to Graduate. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Acadmeic Policies: 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  .


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Program Course Requirements

Program Options

Choose from one following Program Options:

Capstone Option

Thesis Option

  • (6 credit hours over two semesters)
  • 12 Credit Hours from Elective Course List


Depending on whether students take the capstone or the thesis option, they are required to complete 5 or 4 elective courses, respectively. In addition to the Information Technology electives listed below, students may take maximum of 1 elective from 6000 level or higher courses from FIS, CS, SWE, IS, DS, STAT, or MGT, subject to Credit for Duplicate Courses policy and course prerequisites. Credit may not be awarded for the same course twice, or for courses deemed so similar as to be considered the same.

Program Total: 30 Credit Hours

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