Career and Academic Opportunities

The Master of Science in Information Technology program enhances students' career options in the management, performance and integration of information technology systems. The career opportunities for MSIT graduates include IT manager, security analyst/engineer, data analyst, health IT management, and application developer, etc.

The double owl pathway will allow BSSWE students who want to pursue MSIT degree to complete their undergraduate and graduate study within 5years. With the accelerated pathway, BSSWE students will not only get their graduate degree in MSIT faster, but also will have wider range of career opportunities at the time of graduation.

Salary and Career Information

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Admission Requirements

Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • GPA: 3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework
  • 60 hours completed toward Bachelor's degree
  • 12 hours completed in residence at KSU
  • Recommendation from 2 KSU faculty. Recommendation letters should be emailed to
Double Counted Courses Include
  • IT 6203 to count for SWE 4713
  • IT 6913 (IT 7913) to count for SWE 4723
  • IT 6823 to count for IT 4823
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline. Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements).
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Department / College
Software Engineering / College of Computing and Software Engineering
Rm. 267, J Building

Advising Contact
Ashley McClure, Advisor

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Science in Information Technology

Department / College
Information Technology / College of Computing and Software Engineering
Rm. 378B, J Building

Advising Contact
Shirley Tian, Graduate Program Director