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Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Information Technology

In today’s rapidly changing technological environment, information technology managers require a different education than that offered by a general MBA program. In addition to an in-depth scientific or engineering knowledge and on-the-job experience, they must have substantial managerial knowledge about planning and leading technical and scientific projects, directing information technology system design, developing professional and technical employees and integrating the various functions of the organization.

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Interested in learning more about UTSA’s Carlos Alvarez College of Business Master of Science in Information Technology program? Register to attend an upcoming Information Session where you’ll have the opportunity to review application procedures, learn admissions requirements and ask questions.

Flexible Course Schedules to Meet Students’ Needs

This program allows students who work full-time in the information industry to obtain further education and training that relates directly to their work. Employers benefit from the retention of valuable, skilled employees with additional management of technology skills, and working professionals benefit from the opportunity to advance their careers with minimal impact of their personal lives.

STEM Designated Degree Program

This program in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business is included on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s STEM Designated Degree Program list.

STEM Designated Degree Programs provide several benefits, including:

  • High career growth potential and competitive salaries
  • Development of transferrable skills such as adaptability, critical thinking, research and analysis
  • International students on an F-1 visa are eligible for up to 24 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Information Technology (MS)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours. Otherwise qualified individuals with a GPA below 3.0 may still be eligible for admission consideration. For further information, please contact
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  English Language Proficiency 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
  Purpose Statement Required
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
Apply 2024-25 Application

Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Information Technology (MS)
Timing on Admission Decision: Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
Application Deadlines for: Priority International Domestic
Fall 2024 June 1 August 1
Spring 2025 November 1 December 1
Summer 2025 March 1 May 1
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Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.

Earn a Master of Science in Information Technology while developing expertise in cyber security. The UTSA MSIT Cyber Security concentration is designed to provide information technology professionals with the essential technical and business skills necessary to become a well-versed cyber professional.

Learn how to protect data, gather and examine digital evidence, perform security risk assessments, develop secure software and protect computer networks. As part of this 33-credit-hour degree program in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, you will develop specialized expertise in the area of cyber security.

The tuition cost and related fees indicated below will vary by semester, number of courses taken, residency status and enrollment level (full-time or part-time). The table below is based on the 2023-2024 graduate student fee schedule. For the current fee schedule, reference:

Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees (subject to change)

 Resident  University Tuition and Fees1, 2, 3 Business Differential Tuition ($129/credit hour) Semester Fee for Master’s Students Total
3 hours $1,772.07 $407.10 $150.00 $2,329.17
6 hours $3,101.67 $814.20 $150.00 $4,065.87
9 hours $4,473.27 $1,221.30 $150.00 $5,844.57
12 hours $5,844.87 $1,628.40 $150.00 $7,623.27
15 hours $6,977.07 $2,035.50 $150 $9,162.57

1Note: additional $75 fee for each online/hybrid course

2Additional $10 in first semester

3Does not include parking or health insurance


Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees (subject to change)

 Non-Resident  University Tuition and Fees1, 2, 3, 4 Business Differential Tuition ($129/credit hour) Semester Fee for Master’s Students Total
3 hours $4,863.63 $407.10 >$150.00 $5,420.73
6 hours $9,284.79 $814.20 $150.00 $10,248.99
9 hours $13,747.95 $1,221.30 $150.00 $15,119.25
12 hours $18,211.11 $1,628.40 $150.00 $19,989.51
15 hours $22,434.87 $2,035.50 $150 $24,620.37

 1Note: additional $75 fee for each online/hybrid course

2Additional $10 in first semester

3Does not include parking or health insurance

4International students are assessed an additional $125 per semester

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Blackstone Discovery
  • Cyber Range Solutions
  • Dell Technologies
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • FBI
  • Frost Bank
  • Google
  • H-E-B
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • National Security Agency
  • Raytheon
  • Under Armour
  • U.S. Airforce
  • USAA
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Computer Forensics
  • Cyber Law
  • Information Resource Management
  • Introduction to Data Mining
  • Introduction to Voice and Data Security
  • Database Management Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Strategic Management of Information Technology
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
  • Telecommunication Systems
Leslie Brilliant, UTSA Senior Program Manager, Carlos Alvarez College of Business

Senior Program Manager

Leslie Brilliant