Applied information technology (AIT) is the study, design, development, implementation and support of information systems to solve the major challenges in today's work environment. Graduate students can update and enhance their skills in a full range of areas, including systems development, IT project management and business analysis. Students complete the requirements for one or more graduate certificates as they work toward completing their degrees. These post-baccalaureate certificate programs are applied programs that focus on the most relevant and timely topics in the field, including:
Database Management Systems - Design and develop database systems and learn to manage a large database system.
Information Security and Assurance - Implement and support computer-based information systems with a focus on securing information.
Information Systems Management - Learn information systems processes and understand the central function of technology in managing organizational processes and achieving objectives.
Internet Application Development - Create and apply the latest information systems capabilities for the Internet.
Networking Technologies - Develop and implement the design requirements of a successful networked environment.
Software Engineering - Study, design, develop, implement and support computer-based information systems.
Build Your Degree
Students can complete requirements for one of six graduate certificates and can take an additional six graduate-level courses to complete the M.S. in applied information technology. The AIT curriculum is designed to train students in the most current information technology needs and practices. Its five certificates can be earned in a year, increasing the marketability of students immediately. Students also can gain work experience with information technology companies through a graduate assistantship program.
Advance Your Career
Students who hold bachelor's degrees in other areas but are already working in information technology, those seeking additional coursework for professional growth and career advancement, and students who want to enter the fast-paced world of information technology are all encouraged to enroll.
Learn from Leaders
Build your IT expertise as you learn from nationally recognized faculty who bring both strong academic reputations and years of practical experience to the classroom. Course content and schedules are geared to working professionals. Courses are offered year round online and in the daytime, evenings and on weekends at Towson's suburban Baltimore campus.