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 in Programming 1, Database 1, and Data Communications/Network

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

The following prerequisite course is required for admission to this program:

  • Database 1
  • Programming 1
  • Data/Communications Network

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. Program academic directors have the option to waive a prerequisite based, in part, on student work experience and background.

If you are not sure whether you meet these requirements, call 1-877-895-3276 or email 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.

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.

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.

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 three-credit capstone course are required. Courses are offered in fall, spring, and summer terms, so it would be possible to complete the degree in as little as two years if you take 2-3 courses each semester. Students are encouraged to consider their own time constraints when estimating time to completion. Students with work, family, and volunteer obligations may require a slower pace.

There is no completion deadline. You may take as many semesters as you need to earn your degree.

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

Have more questions?

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Call: 1-877-895-3276