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Earn Your Master of Professional Studies in IT Management

If you are ready to leverage your IT skills to rise to a leadership role, you need the most advanced academic and applied education you can acquire coupled with strategic business acumen. The online MPS in IT Management curriculum at Tulane School of Professional Advancement provides the knowledge and skills you need to gain a competitive edge in your career. The Tulane SoPA Information Technology Management Master’s degree program gives students a top-tier University academic education supported by applied and Industry-ready skill building. See the following IT program segments for more information:

COURSE DESCRIPTIONSCOURSE LABSFACULTY SOUTH BALANCE

WOMEN IN TECH MENTORSHIP AWS PARTNERSHIP CompTIA PARTNERSHIP CYBER COMPETITION TEAM

 

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates of four courses each provide you with a base of knowledge of industry practice in a specific field of study. Graduate Certificates may be applied towards an MPS in IT Management master’s degree.

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Online Degrees Two Centuries in the Making

Tulane School of Professional Advancement has always been a place where working adults could attain a quality education to advance their knowledge and their careers. Now we do it online. If you’re ready to take an important next step, but don’t have the time to attend class on-campus, consider all that makes Tulane SoPA an exceptional opportunity.

Our fully online programs are designed for busy professionals like you who want to advance in your career without giving up your life.

Outcomes

The Online Master of Professional Studies in IT Management will prepare you to effectively integrate technology throughout organizations of all types in order to address critical business needs. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop and implement effective technological solutions that align with the organization’s overall goals
  • Effectively articulate technical challenges and issues to varied stakeholders
  • Manage technology governance and risk, and lead/drive digital transformation efforts
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal and team skills
  • Research current and emerging trends in business and technology

Graduates of the online MPS in IT Management at Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement are well-prepared for leadership roles in IT. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median pay for computer and information systems managers is more than $135,000 per year with a job outlook of 12% growth—faster than average for all occupations.

MPS IT Management Online Program Faculty

Earn your MPS IT Management degree from Tulane School of Professional Advancement and you will have access to some of the most accomplished academics and professionals serving in leadership roles in IT today. They bring real-world examples into the classroom and offer you a glimpse of current challenges facing businesses across the globe. Moreover, our professors serve as passionate mentors, offering you personalized academic and career guidance.

IT Professionals Interacting

MPS Admission Requirements

You will need a bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology/Information Systems/Computer Science related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and/or significant relevant work experience with a bachelor’s degree in another major. If you do not have the required experience or a bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology/Information Systems/Computer Science related field, you may earn a graduate certificate in Cyber Technology Fundamentals. Completion of this certificate with a GPA of 3.0 or better will grant you admission to the MPS in IT Management or the MPS in Cybersecurity Management Program.

Please begin your online application by registering for an account and providing:

  • A copy of your resume
  • Official government-issued photo ID
  • 500-word personal statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Application fee ($50)

Hard copies of official transcripts may be sent to:

Tulane SoPA
Attn: SoPA Records
800 East Commerce Rd, Suite 100,
Harahan, LA 70123.

MPS Degree Requirements

The School of Professional Advancement awards the MPS in Information Technology Management degree following the successful completion of 10 graduate courses comprised of six core courses, three electives, and one capstone course. No thesis is required. Graduate students seeking to enroll in more than 9 credit hours per semester require approval from the Program Director. In order to earn the MPS, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. Students must also apply for a degree at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to complete all required coursework. Applications for degree conferral are now online and will appear in a student's Gibson account when available.

Concentration Details

In addition to the required core courses for the MPS in IT Management, students may select 2 elective courses from a wide range of choices. Additionally, elective courses may result in a graduate degree concentration. The Online Master’s in IT Management offers three optional concentrations: Homeland Security, Emergency Operations and Cybersecurity.

Homeland Security

The Homeland Security concentration provides rigorous preparation for cybersecurity jobs in a critical and fast-moving field. The courses in this concentration equip learners with the strategic planning and analytical skills needed to identify and assess threats to the nation. Graduates will be able to leverage technology to help thwart terrorist activity while abiding by legal and ethical considerations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 28% growth in information security analyst jobs between 2016 and 2026, a rate that the BLS states is much higher than the average for other occupations.

Homeland Security Concentration

HMLS 6600 Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism 3
HMLS 6500 Intelligence Analysis 3
CSMT 7800 Cyber Law and Policy 3

 

Emergency Operations

A well-planned and thorough emergency operations plan is crucial to every business, government agency, and individual in today’s unpredictable, highly technical, and automated world. The Emergency Operations concentration offers robust training in crisis management and recovery efforts for nonmedical emergency managers. This concentration prepares graduates to identify, evaluate, and respond to a range of crises and to effectively strategize ways to maintain organizational security and ensure business continuity. An impressive 28% growth in information security analyst jobs is projected between 2016 and 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Emergency Operations Concentration

CPST 7900 Security and Cyber Threats for IT Managers 3
SECM 6002 Emergency Management 3
SECM 6004 Business Continuity 3

 

Cybersecurity

A concentration in Cybersecurity presents students with an in-depth exploration of enterprise security of networks and communications as well as cyber incident response and investigation. Coursework also includes a comprehensive look at current threats to IT infrastructures as well as the premeditation that goes into attacks and what motivates attackers. As organizations are growing increasingly dependent on cybersecurity professionals and evolving technologies to defend against malicious online threats and security breaches, the demand for these positions continues to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations within the cybersecurity field will increase by 26 % by the year 2022.

Cybersecurity Concentration (IT Management MPS Students)

CSMT 7700 Cyber Network & Telecom Security 3
CSMT 7870 Cyber Incident Response & Forensics 3
CPST 7900 Security and Cyber Threats for IT Managers 3

 

Eligibility for Transfer Credits

Students in good standing may petition to transfer a maximum of nine credit hours (three courses) of graduate coursework from other colleges or universities to the MPS degree. Courses with grades of B or better, completed within five years of enrolling in the MPS program, may be considered for transfer credit.

Listing of Required Courses

Click here for listing of MPS in Information Technology Management required courses and course descriptions.

Course Progression

The MPS courses are designed to be taken in any order, with the exception of the intro course and capstone.  Below is an example of how a typical part-time MPS student may progress through the courses.

MPS in IT Management course progression

Planned Semester Course Offering Schedule

The Information Technology Programs Course Offering Planned Schedule is designed to assist faculty and students with planning their degree pursuit into the future.

While every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, note that it is subject to change based on upon the resources and needs of the Department.

Tuition and Fees

Information about SoPA tuition and fees may be found here.

Some courses have lab fees of up to $150 per course to support the technology needed for high-quality virtual labs. These fees are always listed on the schedule of classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to common questions regarding our MPS in IT Management program, please visit our FAQ page.

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