Online Master’s Degrees in Technology

An online master’s degree in technology may provide students with comprehensive training and skills needed to succeed within the different fields of information technology. In these upper-level programs, students may learn how to protect network security, build communication networks, and design websites. Popular areas of concentration may include information technology, software engineering, and IT project management.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry to upper-level employment or pursue a doctoral graduate degree in technology. Master’s-level graduates may seek employment opportunities in consulting, computer programming, network security, and technology management.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

A master’s-level technology degree program may include several technology-focused electives along with core coursework within the chosen area of concentration. Students may complete courses such as networking fundamentals, data management, telecommunications, and emerging technologies. Possible areas of concentration for a technology master’s degree program may include the following:

  • Information Technology
  • Network Security
  • Information Systems
  • IT Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Security
  • Technology Management

Career Options

Master’s-level technology graduates may seek employment opportunities in education, government, military, consulting, and business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as information security analysts are expected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Senior Network Administrator
  • Technology Instructor
  • Computer Information Systems Manager
  • Software Developer

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online master’s degree program in technology may opt to further their education and enroll in a doctoral-level degree program. A research-heavy doctoral degree program may provide students with additional managerial skills needed to command technological operations.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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