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Master’s Degree in Information Technology

7,824 Yearly Graduations
$89,300 Median Salary
$55,577 Median Debt
There are 191 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in IT. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 25% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 43.1% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 7,824 master's degree were awarded to IT majors. This earns it the #30 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 7,824
Basic Certificate 7,770
Bachelor’s Degree 7,229
Associate’s Degree 6,744
Undergraduate Certificate 2,692
Graduate Certificate 1,078
Doctor’s Degree 62

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.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $78,700 and the high is $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 school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

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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The median monthly payment of a IT graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $648.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degree in IT. About 73.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,754
Women 2,070
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 439
Black or African American 896
Hispanic or Latino 452
White 2,114
International Students 3,376
Other Races/Ethnicities 547
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Master's Degree Students

There are 191 colleges that offer a master’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky
1,019 Yearly Graduations
21% Women

Campbellsville University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 7,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $24,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,240 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,019 people received their master's degree in IT from Campbellsville University.

#2

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
933 Yearly Graduations
19% Women

University of the Cumberlands comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 933 people received their master's degree in IT from Cumberland College.

874 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - University College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 59,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The IT program at University of Maryland - University College awarded 874 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 30% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
497 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
33% 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. Roughly 98,600 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 497 people received their master's degree in IT from WGU. About 8% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
375 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilmington University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,784 per year.

The IT program at Wilmington University awarded 375 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#6

New York University

New York, New York
345 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 51,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 345 people received their master's degree in IT from NYU. Of these students, 52% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
156 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 46,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at American Military University. Of these students, 21% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
151 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Capella University. Each year, around 36,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The IT program at Capella University awarded 151 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#9

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
113 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
19% 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. Each year, around 13,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 people received their master's degree in IT from Carnegie Mellon. Of these students, 40% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

106 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia University in the City of New York is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 30,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 people received their master's degree in IT from Columbia. Of these students, 26% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

National University

La Jolla, California
106 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 17,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 2018-2019 academic year, 106 people received their master's degree in IT from National University. Of these students, 14% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
102 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Georgetown University. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 people received their master's degree in IT from Georgetown. Of these students, 27% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

98 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at UW Seattle. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#14

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
84 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 25,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

The IT program at Johns Hopkins University awarded 84 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 24% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Dallas

Irving, Texas
76 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Dallas. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,750 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Udallas. Of these students, 25% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
75 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bellevue University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,176 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,530 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Bellevue University. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#17

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
74 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ECPI University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,584 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 people received their master's degree in IT from East Coast Polytechnic Institute. About 18% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
66 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Cloud State University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 14,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,460 per year.

The IT program at Saint Cloud State University awarded 66 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#19

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
64 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 27,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

The IT program at George Washington University awarded 64 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 30% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

64 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is Brigham Young University - Provo. Roughly 34,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at BYU. About 12% of this group were women, and 11% 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 15,812
Computer Science 11,600
Information Science 6,516
Computer Software Applications 2,495
Computer Systems Networking 645

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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