Frequently Asked Questions

Whether your IT career aspirations include a promotion, leadership position, or an expanded, more versatile skill set, an MS in Information Technology Management will give you a competitive edge in the market. With coursework in areas like leadership, project management, finance and communications–the UW online master’s in IT Management will teach you how to bridge your technical skills with business strategy, a valuable asset in any organization.

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in areas including (but not limited to) information systems, information technology, computer science, computer programming, business administration, engineering, mathematics, and who have professional experience in the information technology field, but are looking to gain business and leadership competencies in IT.

Admission requirements for the MS in IT Management degree program include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Completed coursework with a “C” or better – or demonstrate sufficient knowledge – in programming (object oriented, modern language), database, and computer networking.  Program academic directors have the option to waive a prerequisite based, in part, on student work experience and background.  Technical certifications such as Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, AWS, Cisco or professional experience may be used in lieu of formal coursework to demonstrate proficiency at the discretion of the academic advisor at the student’s home campus.

GRE or GMAT aptitude tests are not required. You must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better to graduate.

Students must have completed coursework with a “C” or better – or demonstrate sufficient knowledge – in programming (object oriented, modern language), database, and computer networking.  Program academic directors have the option to waive a prerequisite based, in part, on student work experience and background.  Technical certifications such as Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, AWS, Cisco or professional experience may be used in lieu of formal coursework to demonstrate proficiency at the discretion of the academic advisor at the student’s home campus.

Students must satisfy this prerequisite before starting program coursework. Students will not be allowed to take an outstanding prerequisite course concurrently with introductory program courses. If you are not sure whether you meet these requirements, call 1-877-895-3276 or email learn@uwex.edu to discuss your options.

For details about how to apply, see our Application and Admission page. Also, an enrollment adviser would be happy to help you through the process.

Although you will take courses taught by faculty from all five partner campuses and complete your program online, you will be asked to choose a “home” campus from one of the program’s degree-granting institutions: UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, or UW-Superior. Your home campus is the institution from which you will receive advising, career services, and ultimately, your diploma.

The online UW Master of Science in IT Management is granted by five University of Wisconsin institutions: UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior.

Yes, this degree is offered online; there are no on-campus meetings or requirements. Books and materials are handled through an online bookstore. For a list of frequently asked questions about online learning, please see our page, About Online Learning.

You may enter the program at the beginning of any term: fall, spring, or summer. Fall semester begins in early September, spring semester in late January, and summer semester in early June. View our course schedule page for semester schedules and a list of upcoming courses.

Check out our About Online Learning page and call an enrollment adviser at 1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276) to discuss whether the program is a good fit for your learning style and career goals.

Courses in the UW Master of Science in Information Technology Management program are taught by faculty from the five participating University of Wisconsin campuses. Online courses have the same rigor and requirements as on-campus classes and are taught by the same expert faculty.

View the course page for details.

It depends on how many courses you take in a semester. Eleven three-credit courses, plus a one-credit capstone preparation course and a final three-credit capstone course are required. Courses are offered during all three semesters on a rotation.  Completion time depends on how many courses a student takes during a semester and whether they attend all three semesters.

Students are encouraged to work with their advisor to formulate a completion plan that takes into account personal time constraints such as work and family obligations.  Many students take two courses per semester and some take more.  Some of our graduates achieved their degree by taking one course a semester.  There is not one approach that works for all students.  Our offerings will help you customize to best fit your personal situation.

Individual campuses have different completion requirements.  Please check with your home campus for the actual policy.  In some cases, there is the option to petition for more time when needed.

There is no traditional internship requirement. However, the master’s degree course ITM 755: Capstone requires a student to complete a field experience project with the goal of gaining valuable, hands-on experience in this exciting field. (Students may be able to complete the project at their current place of employment).

Tuition for the online UW Master of Science in IT Management is a flat fee per credit whether you live in Wisconsin or out of state. See the tuition page for more details.

A variety of financial aid opportunities are available for returning adult students. Contact the Financial Aid Office at your home campus for detailed information.

Yes. Contact the Veterans Coordinator at your home campus for details.

Call 1-877-895-3276 or email learn@uwex.edu.

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Email: learn@uwex.edu