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Online Master of Information Technology

Online Master of Information Technology

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  • 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.


  • Schedule Flexibility

    Schedule Flexibility

    The Virginia Tech VT-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.


  • 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 VT-MIT 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.


  • 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 prior to submitting your application.


  • Dual Degree with VT MBA Program

    Dual Degree with VT MBA Program

    Decisions, decisions.

    VT-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 VT-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 VT-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.


  • International Students

    Information for International Students

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

    • The VT-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 your degree. The university will accept evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site.
    • 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
    • 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.

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

Dedicated to its motto (That I May Serve) Virginia Tech offers the Online Master of Information Technology (MIT) Program to prepare you to be a technological leader in your field or community. This unique interdisciplinary program is offered jointly by the Pamplin College of Business and the College of Engineering.
Ranked #2 by U.S. News & World Report, the VT-MIT program is designed specifically for you as the working professional. The flexible online format will help you to reasonably manage professional, personal, and academic priorities. You can advance your career by earning your degree from a university recognized world-wide for academic excellence.

Available Modules

The VT-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.

Want to learn more about the VT-MIT program?

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VT-MIT Online Information Sessions:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT
Location: Online
Contact: Terry Hinders
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Thursday, June 8, 2017, 1:00PM EDT
Location: Online
Contact: Terry Hinders
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Meet Aras Memisyazici

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Aras Memisyazici appointed network architect for the Virginia Cyber Range. Read More

Meet Aras Memisyazici

Aras “Russ” Memisyazici, current student in the VT-MIT program, has been named network architect for the Virginia Cyber Range, an effort led by a consortium of public higher education institutions from across the commonwealth to create a state-of-the-art platform for cybersecurity education.

The newly created Virginia Cyber Range will offer courseware for faculty teaching cybersecurity courses at public colleges and universities across Virginia, as well as cybersecurity training exercises and competitions for high school and college students. The goal of this effort is to revolutionize cybersecurity education within the commonwealth and position Virginia to become a leading source of critical expertise for the nation.

In his new position, Memisyazici will define needs and develop technical strategy for the Virginia Cyber Range. He will establish and lead a team to work on the research, development, and roll-out of the individual exercises and scenarios on a cloud-based infrastructure to further the range’s mission.

"I'm honored to be a part of the effort to build this new educational resource. I look forward to putting together the team and begin building the infrastructure to host cybersecurity exercises for college courses, as well as environments for cybersecurity research and competitions to meet Governor McAuliffe’s vision to make Virginia a leading source of cybersecurity talent," Memisyazici said.

Most recently, Memisyazici was senior systems engineer for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI). In that role, he supported six sub-departments under the OVPRI umbrella, including the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance, as the security architect and lead systems engineer. Memisyazici earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from Radford University and will finish his masters in information technology from Virginia Tech this fall.

Read full article in VT News here