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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Some of the Main Features and Benefits of the MSLIT Degree?
How Can I Apply These Skills in My Professional Career?
What Experience Do Students Typically Bring to the Program?
What Can People Do With This Degree?
Why Would I Want to Enroll in This Degree Program?
How Long Will it Take to Complete This Degree?

What are Some of the Main Features and Benefits of the MSLIT Degree?

Courses are offered on alternating Saturdays and online: You can obtain the degree while still maintaining your career and other responsibilities. You will work and learn from colleagues in your courses and develop a network of like-minded professionals. The degree provides students with skills that can be used immediately in today's organizations: effective communication, working in teams, and strategic project management are just some of the skills MSLIT students develop and refine.

How Can I Apply These Skills in My Professional Career?

The MSLIT program enables you to become an effective leader in information technology. This program teaches important perspectives and skills that can be readily applied both professionally and personally. The degree also emphasizes:

  • motivating and empowering others
  • communicating effectively and persuasively
  • decision-making from leadership, ethical and analytical perspectives
  • systems risk management
  • systems analysis and design
  • process and data modeling
  • sharing knowledge with a peer-learning network

What Experience Do Students Typically Bring to the Program?

The degree has wide-ranging appeal and application for people seeking to enhance their leadership and information technology skills. The MSLIT program is designed to benefit professionals from a variety of sectors. Some of our current graduate leadership students' professions include systems engineer, IT project manager, IT security administrator, corporate web content administrator, and IT support specialist.

What Can People Do With This Degree?

The MSLIT is designed to benefit professionals from a variety of sectors including corporate, government, and military. It will enable students, even while taking courses, to apply what they have learned to their current organization. The MSLIT also provides an opportunity for technology professionals those who aspire to transition into a leadership role.

Why Would I Want to Enroll in This Degree Program?

Because you:

  • are an IT professional who seeks to become a more effective leader
  • recognize the need for leadership skills in the technology environment
  • want to develop a solid conceptual understanding of organizations and the role of IT within them
  • want to participate in a peer-learning network

How Long Will it Take to Complete This Degree?

It is possible to complete the degree in about two years. Courses are offered online or every other Saturday (Pittsburgh) in the fall and spring and for eight consecutive weeks in the summer semester. If you take two courses for the fall, spring and summer semesters, the degree is completed in two years.