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At a Glance

  • 100% online coursework
  • Concentrations in Cybersecurity and Network Administration
  • Team-based capstone project
  • Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE)
  • No GMAT/GRE required

Stay Competitive with In-demand IT Skills

A rapidly transforming world of work demands the information technology expertise to enable efficient, safe operations, no matter where employees are located. The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University equips professionals to manage a new wave of challenges by offering a top-ranked online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) with a concentration in Cybersecurity or Network Administration. Crafted by authorities on the industry, this customizable program can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and problem-solving aptitude that organizations need to operate in an increasingly complex and interconnected global marketplace.

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Customizable Curriculum

The comprehensive information technology curriculum combines theoretical concepts with hands-on practical experience in exciting lab environments that incorporate the latest technology, tools, and techniques. Learn to develop and support resilient technical infrastructure for a business landscape in which data guides every decision while the office can be anywhere employees take their laptops.

Cybersecurity Concentration
Our highly connected world needs security professionals who are dynamic problem-solvers ready to respond to evolving dangers like malware, data breaches, and phishing attacks. The widespread shift to remote work has opened new vulnerabilities in organizations and made IT cybersecurity more important than ever. In the cybersecurity concentration, you will build foundational knowledge of the IT infrastructure ecosystem, learn to identify and defend against threats, and gain specialized knowledge of information security management.

Network Administration Concentration
Network administrators must be able to expertly select, design, and maintain secure systems that meet the needs of their users and their organizations, no matter where employees are located. In the network administration concentration, you will become adept at integrating solutions into the user environment while applying technical concepts and best practices in crucial areas like cloud computing, optical networks, and telecommunications. You will prepare to develop and implement effective project plans that help organizations proactively address changing needs.

Capstone Project Course
In this project-oriented course, student teams develop real-world computer information systems for actual customers. Students have the opportunity to delve into an area of interest with the enthusiastic support of one of our distinguished faculty members, Jonathan Lee, and will learn the importance of a systematic approach in the process of developing computer information systems. By working on real-world systems with actual customers, students learn the appropriate skills—both technical and soft—for filling meaningful roles in the professional IT workplace. The Capstone Project course is required for completion of the MSIT.

Jobs in information technology are projected to grow as much as 22% from 2020 to 2030.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022

Who Can Benefit?

In a business world that’s driven by technological advances and reliant on remote work, the demand for IT expertise continues to grow. New information security challenges contribute to rapid growth in the IT workforce as cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated and pervasive. Today nearly every IT position requires the cybersecurity knowledge to guard vital data, spot signs of an attack, and educate employees on how to protect systems while working from home.

Pace University’s online MSIT benefits individuals from a range of educational and professional backgrounds with varying degrees of technological expertise. Our students include:

  • Professionals currently working in IT or a related field who want to advance their careers or transition into a cybersecurity or network administration position.
  • Business managers and executives who work with IT professionals and want to acquire IT expertise so they can add value to their organization and to remain competitive in their careers.
  • Individuals who have limited professional technology experience, but are interested in pursuing a career in information technology (a specific track is available to these students).

Why Pace?

The Seidenberg School is a certified Cisco Net Academy, meaning students can get hands-on, practical experience using Cisco devices like routers, servers, and other telecom devices. Our students also have access to Cisco’s free online training, which can lead to becoming a Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA).

Designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), the Seidenberg School is a national leader in cybersecurity education, and our graduates enjoy exciting careers at agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the New York City Police Department.

Alphur Willock

“Because I work full-time, online school helped tremendously for me. I could concentrate on my family and at the same time I could still concentrate on my schoolwork.”

Alphur “Slim” Willock

MS in Information Technology

See Slim’s Story