Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

The field of Information Technology is growing quickly, with specialty areas such as cybersecurity analysis expected to grow 31% through 2029 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The field of Information Technology is growing quickly, with specialty areas such as cybersecurity analysis expected to grow 31% through 2029 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

About the Program

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With five courses in cybersecurity, our Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is designed around this central pillar of technology and provides instruction that runs parallel to professional certifications. The MSIT courses are industry-aligned, equipping students to be high-performers.

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Our MSIT is designed for the working IT professional who holds an undergraduate degree in an IT-related field. Non-IT working professionals and career changers are also invited to enroll in the MSIT program, but must complete prerequisite IT coursework prior to beginning.

Required Hours

36 hours
24 months minimum

Example Coursework

Strategic IT Leadership
Technical Project Management
Enterprise Architectures and Systems
System Certification & Accreditation

Upcoming Start Dates

May 4, 2021
August 24, 2021


Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Business Analyst
IT Administrator
Computer Systems Analyst
Project Manager

Meet the Program Director

Joe Feliciano

Dr. Joe Feliciano is the Program Director for the Master of Science in Information Technology. He received his doctorate from Pace University in New York. His master’s degree in Information Systems is from Long Island University, and his undergraduate work was completed at Hawaii Pacific University in Business Administration.

After leaving the U.S. Air Force in 1995, he began to work on Windows Servers, PCs, and Mainframe Systems for manufacturing, health care, and telecom organizations. He has been teaching IT management, computer networking, database, and cybersecurity courses since 2007.



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Curriculum can prepare you for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Axelos Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Have at least 1 year of demonstrated full-time work experience.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted to applicants with a 2.5 – 2.9 GPA. The program director will evaluate applications on a case-by-case basis.
  • Submit a current resume and purpose statement addressing career goals.
  • Have completed course prerequisites which include programming, databases, networking, and statistics.

International applicants will be required to provide TOEFL scores (if applicable) and transcript assessment for degrees completed outside of the United States.

No GRE or GMAT required.

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).