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Online Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management: Frequently Asked Questions

A growing and lucrative career path, advanced information technology professionals are in high demand across many industries. If you have experience in the field and are interested in increasing your knowledge and practical application to achieve a leadership position, a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in IT Management from the Tulane School of Professional Advancement can help you achieve your goals. Explore our frequently asked questions for details about this online program.

Do I need an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or IT to be considered for this program?

No. However, the MPS in IT Management program is designed for professionals with significant IT experience, so you will be expected to have a wide breadth of IT knowledge.

Do I need to submit GRE or GMAT scores for acceptance into this program?

No. Graduate admissions testing is not required for acceptance into SoPA's MPS in IT Management program.

What should I include in my statement of purpose?

Your statement of purpose should include:

  • Why you are interested in the MPS in IT Management program
  • A description of your experience, strengths, and accomplishments
  • Your intended area of focus during the program
  • Your long-term career goals

How many courses/credits are required to complete the program?

The MPS in IT Management is a 30-credit program consisting of 10 three-credit courses, including a capstone project.

Does the program offer concentrations?

Yes. MPS in IT Management students can choose from three concentrations:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Emergency Operations
  • Homeland Security

How long will it take to complete the program?

That's up to you! If you attend full-time, you may complete the program in as little as one year. If you choose a part-time schedule, you'll be encouraged to take at least two courses a semester, but you'll have the flexibility to work at your own pace.

Can I attend part-time?

Yes. The MPS in IT Management program is designed for working professionals who need to balance coursework and careers.

What are the time requirements for synchronous sessions?

You will be required to attend monthly synchronous sessions, or online meetings, 2.5 hours per month.

How many students typically participate in synchronous sessions?

Synchronous sessions consist of groups of 10 to 15 students.

Will there be opportunities for students to engage with their peers outside of class time?

Yes. Students will be expected to participate in group projects and work groups with each other outside of class.

Will professors hold office hours?

Yes. Professors have weekly office hours and respond to emails within one business day.

Will I be eligible for financial aid?

Federal, state, and private grants and scholarships are available to MPS in IT Management students who qualify.

How do I submit my application?

You can apply online here. After you register for an account, you will need to provide:

  • A copy of your resume
  • Official government-issued photo ID
  • 500-word personal statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official government-issued photo ID
  • 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.

What do I do if I have more questions?

Don't hesitate to contact us! You can reach us by email at or by phone at 855-858-5821.


Enhance your professional skill set and open up opportunities for career advancement on your schedule. Fill out the form below to request more information about the online MPS in IT Management program at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement today!