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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 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in IT. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 25 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 43.1% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7,824 students earned their master's degree in IT. This makes it the 30th 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
Master’s Degree 7,824
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. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

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 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

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga 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 $12,240 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,019 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Campbellsville University.

#2

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
933 Yearly Graduations
19% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of the Cumberlands. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 933 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Cumberland College.

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

University of Maryland - University College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Roughly 59,300 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 874 people received their master's degree in IT from University of Maryland - University College. About 30% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
497 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. 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 2018-2019 academic year, 497 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at WGU. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#5

Wilmington University

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

Wilmington University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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 $11,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,784 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 375 people received their master's degree in IT from Wilmington University. Of these students, 25% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

New York University

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

New York University comes in at #6 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 $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 345 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at NYU. About 52% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

American Public University System

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

American Public University System comes in at #7 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 $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

The IT program at American Public University System awarded 156 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 21% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Capella University

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

Capella University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. 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 $14,767 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 151 people received their master's degree in IT from Capella University. Of these students, 29% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
113 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carnegie Mellon University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 13,800 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Carnegie Mellon. About 40% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Columbia University in the City of New York comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Each year, around 30,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Columbia. About 26% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

National University

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

National University comes in at #10 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at National University. About 14% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Georgetown University

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

Georgetown University is the 12th 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 $55,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at Georgetown. About 27% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 46,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The IT program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 98 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Johns Hopkins University

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

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #14 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 $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 people received their master's degree in IT from Johns Hopkins. About 24% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

University of Dallas

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

University of Dallas is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The IT program at University of Dallas awarded 76 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 25% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Bellevue University

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

The 16th 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 $7,176 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,530 per year.

The IT program at Bellevue University awarded 75 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 13% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

ECPI University

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

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is ECPI University. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 master's degree were handed out to IT majors at East Coast Polytechnic Institute. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#18

Saint Cloud State University

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

Saint Cloud State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 people received their master's degree in IT from St. Cloud State University. Of these students, 30% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

George Washington University

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

George Washington University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in IT. Roughly 27,900 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 people received their master's degree in IT from GWU. About 30% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Brigham Young University - Provo is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a 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 $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

The IT program at Brigham Young University - Provo awarded 64 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

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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