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Increase your effectiveness through work-related systems challenges in a Virtual Lab Environment®. This program is designed to impart high-level managerial skills and knowledge of the latest computer applications used by leading companies.

Outcome goals and graduates' proficiency levels

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Master of Science (MS) in Information Technology Specializations

  • General Information Technology
  • Enterprise Networks and Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Analytics
  • Project Management

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • The Project Management (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC) has accredited the Project Management specializations in the following degree programs: BS-IT, BS-Business, MBA, MS-ISTM. Enrollment and graduation data are available.
  • Our MS, MBA, and BS project management curriculum is designed around A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
  • Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.

Expected Program Outcomes

  1. Apply relevant theories, practices and technologies to the development of IT solutions.
  2. Analyze problems and opportunities to identify optimal information technology solutions.
  3. Design and construct optimal information technology solutions.
  4. Apply legal, ethical, and professional standards to client interactions and the development of IT solutions.
  5. Integrate global and cultural factors into problem solving and information technology practice.
  6. Incorporate collaboration teamwork, and problem-solving strategies into information technology practice.
  7. Communicate technology issues and solutions effectively with a range of audiences.
  8. Engage in self-reflection and professional development planning to support career advancement in the computing profession.

 

Master's Information Technology Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all Information Technology Master's programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

 Career Preparation
 All Information Technology Master's Graduates 

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Career Preparation
All Information Technology Master's Graduates

 The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career: 56%

 My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions: 67%

 Capella's competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession: 78%

 

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree".
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 - Q1 2018.

Career & Professional Accomplishments
All Information Technology Master's Graduates

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Career and Professional Accomplishments
All Information Technology Master's Graduates

Made a significant contribution to my profession: 60%

Successfully changed jobs and-or-careers: 33%

Assumed leadership responsibilities: 47%

Received a salary increase: 47%

Received a promotion: 47%

Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q1 2018.

Master's Information Technology Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all Information Technology Master's programs have been combined for these Student Experience results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni feel about Capella and what general skills and abilities they gained.

Satisfaction With Capella
All Information Technology Master's Graduates

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Satisfaction with Capella
All Information Technology Master's Graduates

 I have or intend to recommend Capella: 78%

 I am satisfied with my Capella education: 73%

 Capella gave me the most efficient direct path to completing my degree: 57%

 

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 - Q1 2018.

Skills & Abilities
All Information Technology Master's Graduates

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Skills & Abilities
All Information Technology Master's Graduates

Write clearly, accurately, and professionally; use sources appropriately : 100%

Communicate thoughts and ideas in varied settings : 100%

Show ethical conduct reflecting values and beliefs of discipline : 100%

Show knowledge of field; respect contributions of other fields : 83%

Analyze theoretical issues or investigate real-world phenomena, create knowledge : 86%

Locate, evaluate and communicate information; address legal, professional, other issues : 100%

Critically examine, analyze, and evaluate thinking using intellectual standards and creativity : 100%

Critically evaluate, select, and use discipline-appropriate technology : 100%

Show appreciation for group and individual differences : 100%

Demonstrate effective leadership in diverse environments : 86%

Apply the specialized knowledge associated with professional practice area : 100%

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "exceptional" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 - Q1 2018.

Expense, completion, & career information (Gainful Employment)

Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (ED) (under 34 CFR 688.6), provide some information about completion, expenses, and occupations. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The ED has defined time to complete for a bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

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"I like that as part of my degree I could create a new tool that is used in the real world."

Marc Allen Martinez

2006 Graduate

School of Business and Technology

Specialization in Project Management