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Master’s Degrees in Information Technology

4,956 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 116 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in IT. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 52.2% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,956 earned their master's degree in IT. This makes it the 5th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in IT at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,399
Master’s Degree 4,956
Associate’s Degree 4,730
Basic Certificate 4,445
Undergraduate Certificate 586
Graduate Certificate 282
Doctor’s Degree 70

Earnings of IT Majors With Master’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for IT majors with their master's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for IT majors who have their master's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in IT. About 59.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,961
Women 1,995
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in IT

The racial-ethnic distribution of IT master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 390
Black or African American 388
Hispanic or Latino 228
White 1,056
International Students 2,589
Other Races/Ethnicities 305
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Master's Degree Students

There are 116 colleges that offer a master’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
553 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga master's degree is Carnegie Mellon University. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

The IT program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 553 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
290 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 96,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

The IT program at Grand Canyon University awarded 290 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#3

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
279 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Western Governors University. Roughly 136,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 279 people received their master's degree in IT from WGU. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#4

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, New Jersey
191 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Rutgers University - Newark. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 191 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Rutgers Newark. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#5

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
188 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Stevens Institute of Technology. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,134 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 188 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Stevens. Of these students, 35% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
162 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Illinois Institute of Technology is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,487 per year.

The IT program at Illinois Institute of Technology awarded 162 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#7

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
129 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - College Park is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

The IT program at University of Maryland - College Park awarded 129 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 39% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
123 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Roughly 44,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

The IT program at University of Arizona awarded 123 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 30% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
111 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

The IT program at Cornell University awarded 111 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 55% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, California
110 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Fullerton comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Roughly 40,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Cal State Fullerton. Of these students, 52% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
107 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Denver comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,336 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

The IT program at University of Denver awarded 107 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 43% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

103 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Each year, around 27,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,710 per year.

The IT program at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs awarded 103 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

IGlobal University

Vienna, Virginia
101 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

IGlobal University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 101 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at IGlobal University. About 23% of this group were women, and 2% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
96 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Kennesaw State University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

The IT program at Kennesaw State University awarded 96 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois
91 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Illinois University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,466 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,922 per year.

The IT program at Northern Illinois University awarded 91 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
91 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Roughly 29,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 people received their master's degree in IT from UNC Charlotte. About 52% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

89 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Roughly 39,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

The IT program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 89 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 30% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Trident University International

Cypress, California
87 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Trident University International comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,120 per year.

The IT program at Trident University International awarded 87 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#19

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
86 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Roughly 33,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Iowa State. Of these students, 37% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
84 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of St Thomas Minnesota is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,766 per year.

The IT program at University of St Thomas Minnesota awarded 84 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 31% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 9,768
Informatics 611
Artificial Intelligence 261
Other Computer Sciences 216

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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