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Online Master of Information Technology

Online Master of Information Technology

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  • Location

    Location

    You needn'€™t step foot in a classroom. All courses are online and asynchronous. There are no residency requirements. However, if you are near Northern Virginia or Blacksburg, VA feel free to use the campus resources as needed. Fuzzy slippers optional.

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  • Schedule Flexibility

    Schedule Flexibility

    The Virginia Tech MIT program allows you the flexibility to complete the program at your pace. We understand the demands on your time from your career, family, and personal life. Most students choose to take one or two classes a semester. With careful planning, you may choose to accelerate your studies; up to four classes a semester are available which would be considered a full-time load. You have five years to complete your degree. Slow & steady or fast & furious. Your call.

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  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisites

    1. A conferred bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
    2. Minimum grade point average of 3.0 of 4.0 in the last 60 credit hours of coursework (see admissions types for alternate admissions options if you don't meet that criteria).
    3. Proficiency in using the Java computer programming language or experience in another programming language such as C, C++, C#, is expected. However, you don't need to complete this prior to applying. There are a few courses that do not require a background in programming. If admitted, you can start with those courses while completing the prerequisite. Some courses (namely the Networking courses) require additional background in calculus. See the individual course descriptions for more information.

    Foundation courses must be completed prior to taking courses that constitute different modules. Some background is necessary for these foundation courses. Specifically, the entering student is expected to have some experience programming in a modern language such as Java, C, C++, or C#.

    An online course that meets this requirement is ITP 120, Java Programming I , specifically offered through Virginia Western Community College. It is tailored to VTMIT students needing additional programming skills. See ITP120 Java Programming I for more information. This class is highly recommended for those who have no programming experience, or those who need a refresher.

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  • Military & Veteran Benefits

    Military & Veteran Benefits

    Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech remains one of three public universities in the country with both an active corps of cadets and civilian lifestyle on its campus. It also holds the prestige of being one of six schools in the nation classified as a Senior Military College.

    We welcome graduate student veterans to the Virginia Tech Master of Information Tecnology program and offer several resources to answer your questions. The Office of Veterans Service can answer questions about certification, benefits and other general questions. Virginia Tech is a top military-friendly school. In addition, we are pleased to waive the application fee for any current or retired military members. For details, please contact Terry Hinders at vtmit@vt.edu prior to submitting your application.

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  • Dual Degree with VT MBA Program

    Dual Degree with VT MBA Program

    Decisions, decisions.

    MIT or MBA? How about both! Virginia Tech is pleased to offer this unique dual degree in information technology and business administration. Here's how this sequential degree offering works:

    Start the MIT degree, and plan your 11 courses (33-credit hours) to include up to 5 (15-credit hours) courses from your choice of the following list in your plan of study: 

    • ACIS 5504 Information Systems Design & Database Concepts
    • ACIS 5524 Advanced Data Management Systems
    • ACIS 5534 Systems Development
    • ACIS 5574 HealthCare Data Management
    • BIT 5474 Computer-Based Decision Support Systems
    • BIT 5495 Decision Support Systems; Design & Implementation
    • BIT 5524 Introduction to Business Intelligence & Business Analytics
    • BIT 5534 Applied Business Intelligence & Business Analytics
    • BIT 5564 HealthCare Information Technology
    • BIT 5594 Web-based Applications and E-commerce
    • MGT 5804 Leadership in Technology-Based Organizations

    See all course descriptions

    The 15 credits chosen from the list above can be applied toward the MBA degree. Upon successful completion of the MIT program (3.0 GPA or better), you will reapply for the MBA program* as a formality (admission is guaranteed), and then complete an additional 12-courses to complete the MBA degree. 

    *There is not an online MBA degree option at Virginia Tech. The MBA program is offered in a face-to-face evening format at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, VA. Contact us for more information.

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  • International Students

    Information for International Students

    The MIT program welcomes international students! Please keep in mind the following:

    • The MIT program is 100% online, there are no residency requirements.
    • If your undergraduate degree is from a university outside the U.S., you must submit a report from a credential evaluation service that converts grades into a grade point average (GPA) with a course by course break down of their degree. The university will accept evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site. http://www.naces.org/members.html
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required of all international students whose first language is not English, except those applicants who have graduated from an accredited university where English is the language of instruction such as an American, Canadian, or British university. To have the TOEFL requirement waived, the degree must be awarded. The TOEFL waiver will be coded into the application by the Graduate School upon receipt and review of the transcript showing degree conferral and medium of instruction was English. The university-wide minimum requirement is 80 for Internet and 550 for paper; However, some departments require a higher score. TOEFL scores are not required of US permanent residents and US naturalized citizens. It is Graduate School policy to administer an English placement test (EPT) upon enrollment to international graduate students with TOEFL scores below certain minimums; see the Graduate Catalog for details.
    • For additional information on the TOEFL exam, please visit http://www.ets.org/toefl/.
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is accepted. A 6.5 minimum is required to apply.
    • Official test scores should be sent to the Virginia Tech Graduate School, institution code 5859. Do not enter a department code.

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How will an online I.T. degree from Virginia Tech expand your future?

Virginia Tech's Online Master of Information Technology program will put you in touch with the latest developments in information technology. This unique interdisciplinary program is offered jointly by the Pamplin College of Business and the College of Engineering. Especially designed for the working professional, our flexible online format will help you juggle classes, professional and family priorities. Earn your degree from a university recognized world-wide for academic excellence.


Available Modules

The MIT program offers eight optional areas of study (modules) to complement your foundation courses. These modules provide flexibility by allowing you to take courses from multiple modules to customize your program of study. You have the opportunity to complete up to three modules before you graduate.


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Meet Celeena Jefferson

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Hats off to Celeena Jefferson, a graduate of the online M.I.T. program. Read More

Meet Celeena Jefferson

As one of Virginia Tech’s newest graduates—officially as of December 2015—Celeena Jefferson said she could not pass up the opportunity to come to campus and partake in the graduate ceremony, with her husband and three children.

Ironically, it also marks the first day she has ever stepped on campus.

A graduate of the master of information technology (MIT) program offered completely online, Jefferson took all of her classes at a distance while working full time at Virginia Eye Institute in Richmond, Virginia.

"The deciding factor for me to enroll in the MIT program was the presence of the healthcare modules. Given my experience in healthcare and my new love of technology, I thought it would be a great fit."

Jefferson was also impressed that the program catered to both of her passions, and she was able to pursue them through the modules which also allowed her to explore new fields. Most students graduate with three modules which provide them with backgrounds and experiences in a variety of fields.

The MIT program – a partnership between the College of Engineering and the Pamplin College of Business – has maintained a No. 2 ranking for three years in a row, behind the University of Southern California. The program has been highly ranked every year since U.S. News debuted the Top Online Rankings in 2012.

Admitting that she was intimidated and nervous about taking these classes at first, she said the "professors made the courses very interesting and easy to learn."

Jefferson says she hopes to use her degree as an opportunity to explore new fields in the workplace that will allow her to build on the skills she learned from the MIT program. “I love the variety of IT skills that were taught with the different modules. "I am now more interested in venturing out into other domains beyond healthcare." ×