Master of Science in Information Technology

Admission Requirements

The Master of Science in Information Technology is intended to educate students in the area of technical aspects of Information. It provides an emphasis on software technology, database technology, and security technology. The program is ideally suited for those who wish to obtain a higher level degree in Information Technology, and seek employment in the IT industry.

Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a similar field or a bachelor’s degree in any field plus 3 years of Information Technology work experience. If the applicant wishes to have work experience considered, they should submit a resume, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation detailing this experience. The student’s background will be evaluated by the Graduate Committee.

‘B’ average or better in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division student in the Bachelor’s program

TOEFL scores (550 paper-based, 80 internet-based), or IELTS scores (6.5) sent to FIU with the institution code 5206. TOEFL exemptions are based on the country in which you completed your undergraduate degree, not on nationality. See the list of TOEFL exempt countries here.

Admissions Materials

Online Graduate Application/application fee.

Official University/ College transcripts from all previously attended institutions sent in a sealed institution envelope. If you graduated from FIU, you do not need to request transcripts.

Official translations of University/College transcripts (if official transcripts are in language other than English)

Official proof of degree/diploma. The student may provide this upon arrival to FIU (within one term) if admitted.

Translation of proof of degree/diploma (must be translated if in a language other than English).

Immigration documents for international students: Bank and Sponsor Letter; Declaration and Certification of Finances; F-1 Transfer form (if currently in the U.S.)

Recommended supporting documents: Letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, CV


MastersDomesticJune 1stOctober 1stMarch 1st
InternationalFebruary 15thAugust 1stDecember 1st
DoctorateDomestic and InternationalFebruary 15thAugust 1stDecember 1st

Please note that all international students, even those who do not require a student visa, must abide by the international student deadline.


Mailing official documents

Regular U.S. mailCourier
FIU Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659004
Miami, FL 33265-9004
FIU Graduate Admissions
11200 S.W. 8 St., BT 201
Miami, FL 33199

Degree Requirements

3 Core Courses (9 credits)

CEN 5087 Software and Data Modeling
CIS 5372 Fundamentals of Computer Security
CIS 5027 Computer Systems Fundamentals


3 Track Courses (9 credits)

Students must select one of the following tracks and complete three courses within their chosen track. For a list of relevant courses, please see the Graduate Catalog or consult the Graduate Program Advisor.

System Administration


4 Elective Courses (12 credits)

Elective courses may be chosen from the SCIS’s graduate-level course offerings (5000 and 6000).

Three credits can be earned in CIS 5900 OR CIS 5910 (independent study), but not both.

Certain courses external to SCIS may be applicable to this degree. Please consult the Graduate Program Advisor before enrolling in courses offered outside of the School that does not appear as approved courses on the Panther Degree Audit.

The following courses do not apply to the MS in Information Technology: CGS 6834 Programming for the Web; COP 6007 Computer Programming Concepts


For more information, please contact Vanessa Cornwall, the Graduate Program Advisor, at  or 305-348-7989. Email is preferred.