Career and Academic Opportunities

The Master of Science in Information Technology program enhances students' career options in managing, performing, and integrating information technology systems. The career opportunities for MSIT graduates include IT manager, security analyst/engineer, data analyst, health IT management, application developer, etc. There is a strong demand for degrees in computing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that computer and information technology employment will grow 11% from 2019 to 2029. The double owl pathway will allow BSGSS students to complete their undergraduate and graduate study within five years. With the accelerated pathway, a BSGSS student will get their MSIT degree faster and have a more comprehensive range of career opportunities at graduation.

Graduate Program Information

Salary and Career Information

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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
  • Recommendations from 2 KSU faculty
    • Recommendation letters should be emailed to

Double Counted Courses

  • IT 6413 to count for IS 3100
  • IT 6423 to count for IS 3220
  • IT 6823 to count for ISA 3100

Pathway of Study

Pathway of Study

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Sciences

Department / College
Geography and Anthropology / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Willingham Hall, Room 202H

Advising Contact
Christine Jacobs, 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