Master of Science in Information Technology

The Walsh Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) provides real-world training to prepare you with the cutting-edge knowledge and skills needed to optimize IT management to solve technology challenges in business now and in the future. You will master how to:

  • Apply critical, strategic, ethical, and innovative thinking to solve technology problems through research, experimentation, and analysis
  • Balance continuity and change in the evaluation, development, and implementation of IT
  • Adapt critical security and risk management strategies for implementation
  • Appraise professional work ethic and integrity of yourself and others to achieve organizational goals
  • Deliver clear and concise communications that synthesize complex information

The MSIT offers concentrations in:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science

There is an IT decision sciences degree for every career path. Explore your options.


F1 DHS STEM Designated Program

Walsh’s MSIT program is a DHS STEM designated program. Prospective foreign students gain the additional benefits of enrolling in a STEM designated program when applying for the student visa (F1). For more information, contact an advisor.

Why Walsh?


Schedule Classes Around Your Life

The Walsh MSIT combines online and on ground instruction with personal attention from faculty in small class settings. With no GMAT required and year-round registration, you can start anytime and plan your entire academic year in advance. Schedule a time to meet with an admissions advisor today!

Technology Tradecraft

Walsh’s MSIT program combines academic rigor and dozens of hours of hands-on exercises led by faculty with decades of real-world experience in the IT industry. You will train with enterprise-level equipment, maximizing your knowledge and skills to succeed and remain competitive in the constantly-evolving field of IT.

State-of-the-Art Cyber Lab

Walsh’s cyber lab is a custom-designed, dynamic research and training environment to develop highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD)

Walsh was one of the first schools in Michigan to be recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Our IT degrees align with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework Standards.

View Overview, Courses, and Graduation Requirements

Admission Requirements

If you are an IT professional and have any of the following certifications, you may be eligible for advanced standing course credit in corresponding MSIT courses:

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Speak with an academic advisor to make sure your certifications are accounted for.

  • Possess an undergraduate degree or higher from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and U.S. Department of Education (USDE), Credits completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of NACES (
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 2.750 or better on a 4.000 scale.
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 to 2.749, will be admitted provisionally.
  • No GMAT or GRE required.

Learning Outcomes

The MSIT allows students to:

  • Employ information and information technology for strategic advantage.
  • Apply critical, strategic, ethical, and innovative thinking to achieve results-oriented organizational goals.
  • Balance continuity and change in the development, implementation, and evaluation of information technology.
  • Lead at the enterprise level by linking critical decisions regarding resources, people, processes, and technologies to organizational performance and information assurance.
  • Communicate at the strategic level demonstrating command of the topic, logical organization, compelling argument, and excellence in English grammar, syntax and commit to lifelong development as reflective learners.


Apply online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email

Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

Dave Shaheen, MSIA ’15

“Walsh had a vision for the future in cybersecurity. … Walsh is better known as a business school, but it can definitely teach you technology. I still use some of the same templates today in my business that my professors used at Walsh. It is all still relevant.”

Employment Opportunities

According to U. S. the Department of Labor, jobs in information technology are in high demand and expect to remain so for the foreseeable future. Information technology graduates work in a variety of industries, as all businesses rely on the use of technology to achieve their business goals and objectives. The opportunities for employment are broad, as graduates choose to work as business leaders, analysts, or technology specialists. The Walsh MSIT delivers the skills necessary for students to move forward in their careers, whether it is a promotion, a new job, or a total career change.

Walsh offers lifetime career services, with proven success in connecting Walsh students with employers for internships and full-time jobs.

Join the Walsh Family

Building your network is a unique advantage at Walsh and a key to career success. The Walsh Information Technology Student Association (ITSA) gives you IT-related opportunities beyond the classroom. ITSA meets monthly on Fridays at the Troy location, and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in any degree program.