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.×
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.×
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.×
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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting your application.×
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:
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.×
The MIT program welcomes international students! Please keep in mind the following:
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.
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.
Hats off to Celeena Jefferson, a graduate of the online M.I.T. program. Read More
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." ×