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Master’s Degrees in Information Technology

10,693 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. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 51.6% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 10,693 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 10,693
Graduate Certificate 1,277
Doctor’s Degree 102

Earnings of IT Majors With Master’s Degrees

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 degrees in IT. About 73.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7,860
Women 2,833
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The racial-ethnic distribution of IT master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 654
Black or African American 1,011
Hispanic or Latino 545
White 2,343
International Students 5,517
Other Races/Ethnicities 623
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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
0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga master's degree is Campbellsville University. Each year, around 12,700 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 $8,473 per year. The IT program at Campbellsville University awarded 1,019 master's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 0% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#2

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
933 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

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 19,100 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 $4,282 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 933 people received their master's degree in IT from Cumberlands. Of these students, 20% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

874 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Each year, around 58,500 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 874 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at UMGC. About 28% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
497 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
34% 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 147,800 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 497 people received their master's degree in IT from WGU. Of these students, 11% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
375 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilmington University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Roughly 14,700 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 degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#6

New York University

New York, New York
345 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their master's degree is New York University. Each year, around 52,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,204 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,704 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 345 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at NYU. Of these students, 57% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
156 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Roughly 50,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,660 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 156 people received their master's degree in IT from American Military University. Of these students, 20% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
151 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Each year, around 38,900 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 151 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Capella University. Of these students, 26% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
113 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
11% 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 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,441 per year. The IT program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 113 master's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 34% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

National University

La Jolla, California
106 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 18,000 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. The IT program at National University awarded 106 master's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 20% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

106 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
41% 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 degrees in IT. Roughly 30,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,864 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $49,024 per year. The IT program at Columbia University in the City of New York awarded 106 master's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#12

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
102 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgetown University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 19,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,384 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,136 per year. The IT program at Georgetown University awarded 102 master's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 32% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

98 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Roughly 48,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,629 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,278 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 98 people received their master's degree in IT from UW Seattle. About 54% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
84 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
17% 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 28,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,010 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 84 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Johns Hopkins. About 24% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

University of Dallas

Irving, Texas
76 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Dallas comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,660 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,750 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 76 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at UD. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#16

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
75 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bellevue University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Each year, around 13,000 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 $10,710 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 75 people received their master's degree in IT from Bellevue University. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#17

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
74 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
42% 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 14,300 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 2019-2020 academic year, 74 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at ECPI University. Of these students, 25% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
66 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Cloud State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in IT. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,505 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,607 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 66 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at St. Cloud State University. Of these students, 24% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
64 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in IT. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,961 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 64 people received their master's degree in IT from GWU. Of these students, 29% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

64 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% 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 36,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,510 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 64 master's degrees were handed out to IT majors at BYU. About 25% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 17,145
Computer Science 12,651
Information Science 6,609
Computer Software Applications 2,984
Computer Systems Networking 604

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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