To be considered for graduate admission in the Master of Science Information Technology, the prospective student must meet individually, either in person or via telephone, with an admissions representative to discuss the program and all requirements. Applicants must provide a completed South College application for admission and application to the program. Those selected for admission will provide the following:
- Evidence completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
- Evidence of at least a 3.00 grade point average at the institution awarding the bachelor’s degree for admittance OR Evidence of at least a 2.50 grade point average at the institution awarding the bachelor’s degree for conditional admittance
Students accepted for conditional admittance are permitted to take three courses in the M.S. Information Technology program. If they maintain a 3.00 graduate grade point average in the three courses, they are granted admittance. Applicants not possessing a minimum 2.50 grade point average at the institution awarding the bachelor’s degree may include all undergraduate coursework from other institutions in the grade point average calculation. If the applicant has a minimum 2.50 grade point average for all undergraduate coursework, the applicant will be granted conditional admittance.
All admitted students are required to complete the South College orientation process which includes online modules before beginning classes. The online modules include a video introduction to the program, a review of students’ roles and responsibilities in an online instructional environment, important information about accessing South College email and Student Portal accounts, and a discussion and review of South College learning resources and student services.
The program will be completed primarily via an asynchronous online format to provide flexibility and to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. The curriculum is tailored to provide a balance of theoretical, practical, and analytical instruction to prepare students for the unique challenges of information technology in the 21st century.
All coursework will be completed in an asynchronous online format using a learning management system. Course materials, virtual labs, and assignments will emphasize collaboration, critical thinking, research, and student accountability. The program will cumulate with a capstone course which provides a unique opportunity for a thorough investigation of an information technology project, incorporating principles of systems analysis and design, networking principles, database programming and management, networking principles, data communications, operating systems, information security, and information technology project management.