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Master’s Degree in Information Technology

6,393 Yearly Graduations
$89,300 Median Salary
$55,577 Median Debt
There are 186 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in IT. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 40.2% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2017-2018, 6,393 master's degree were awarded to IT majors. This makes it the 33rd most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in IT at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 7,942
Master’s Degree 6,393
Associate’s Degree 6,293
Bachelor’s Degree 6,112
Undergraduate Certificate 2,414
Graduate Certificate 980
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of IT Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in IT is $89,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $78,700 to a high of $90,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in IT is $55,577. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $61,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $35,783.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $648.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degree in IT. About 74.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,737
Women 1,656
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in IT

The racial-ethnic distribution of IT master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 343
Black or African American 839
Hispanic or Latino 356
White 1,841
International Students 2,573
Other Races/Ethnicities 441
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Master's Degree Students

There are 186 colleges that offer a master’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

1,018 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga master's degree is University of Maryland - University College. Roughly 59,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,056 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,244 per year.

The IT program at University of Maryland - University College awarded 1,018 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 27% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
974 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilmington University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,586 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 974 people received their master's degree in IT from Wilmington University. Around 2% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#3

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
511 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

The IT program at University of the Cumberlands awarded 511 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 0% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#4

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
405 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Western Governors University. Each year, around 98,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 405 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at WGU. About 9% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

New York University

New York, New York
192 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Each year, around 51,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,888 per year.

The IT program at New York University awarded 192 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#6

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky
191 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Campbellsville University. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $24,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,080 per year.

The IT program at Campbellsville University awarded 191 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 16% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
185 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Capella University. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,516 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 185 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Capella University. About 24% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
132 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Each year, around 46,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,480 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,300 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 132 people received their master's degree in IT from American Military University. Of these students, 25% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
105 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Carnegie Mellon University. Roughly 13,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,244 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,815 per year.

The IT program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 105 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#10

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
101 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgetown University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 19,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $49,560 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 101 people received their master's degree in IT from Georgetown. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#11

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
87 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Roughly 25,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,740 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 87 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Johns Hopkins. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#12

National University

La Jolla, California
79 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Roughly 17,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 79 people received their master's degree in IT from National University. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#13

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
75 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Bellevue University. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,152 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,350 per year.

The IT program at Bellevue University awarded 75 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
69 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Cloud State University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,094 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,975 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 69 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at St. Cloud State University. About 30% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Sullivan University

Louisville, Kentucky
69 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sullivan University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,160 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 69 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Sullivan University. About 33% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
62 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ECPI University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,984 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,960 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 62 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at East Coast Polytechnic Institute. About 23% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, North Carolina
62 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Carolina A & T State University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,745 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 62 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at NC A&T. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

57 Yearly Graduations
28% Women

Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 57 people received their master's degree in IT from UNINI.

#19

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
56 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Roughly 36,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,302 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 56 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Iowa State. Of these students, 36% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

55 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Each year, around 34,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,620 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,080 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 55 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at BYU. About 13% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 17,279
Computer Science 12,602
Information Science 6,913
Computer Software Applications 1,961
Computer Systems Networking 747

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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