Gain Extensive Knowledge of the Top IT Fields

Online MS in Applied Information Technology

Prepare to lead multidisciplinary teams to successfully support strategic IT initiatives in Mason's MS in AIT. You'll learn how to justify, design, develop, manage, and sustain mega-systems as you gain extensive knowledge in cyber security, data analytics, intelligence methods, natural language processing, machine learning, and IT management. Complete the program in just 18 months, or take up to three years if you need to.

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Why Choose Mason?

  • Accreditation LogoThe curriculum is developed with guidance from leading area employers who remain involved in the program throughout various initiatives — your studies will be relevant and recognized professionally.
  • Accreditation LogoGraduate students have unparalleled access to the nation's top innovators as Mason is located in the heart of one of the East Coast's most active tech corridors.
  • Competitive Tuition LogoWe have cooperative research programs with federal, state, and local governments, as well as private-sector partnerships.
  • Competitive Tuition LogoRegional and national employers seek out MS AIT graduates as high-potential leaders.
  • Cyber Security Concentration
  • Data Analytics & Intelligence Methods Concentration
  • Machine Learning Engineering Concentration
  • Gain experience addressing the most complex security challenges in society now.
  • Learn how to convert data into actionable intelligence.
  • Attain a wide range of machine learning and data science techniques to address real-world challenges.

Evidence-Based Learning

The curriculum is developed with guidance from leading area employers to ensure it's relevant to the current real-world demands of the workplace.

The program is ranked:

  • Alumni Success Logo#8 Information Technology Program — Successful Student, 2020
  • Alumni Success LogoTop-25 Online Cyber Security Programs in the U.S. — U.S. News & World Report, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Alumni Success Logo#26 Information Technology Program — Online Masters, 2019
  • Alumni Success Logo#35 Information Technology Program — College Choice, 2020


Prepare for Excellence

Students of Mason's Online MS in Applied Information Technology program demonstrate an unwavering commitment to technical, analytical, and management skill sets.

The program is guided by advisors from leading area employers who stay engaged with the program as reviewers of students’ capstone projects, ensuring your work is recognized professionally and you're ready to step into new leadership roles after graduation.

Student support services — online and face-to-face advising consultations, web resources, and social resources — help you stay connected with the university as regional and national employers seek out MS AIT graduates.