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Potential MSIT Degree Timeline*

This is a hypothetical timeline that shows how a student can complete the Master of Science in Information Technology degree program at Thomas Edison State University in about 18 months.

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over an 18-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and move through the program during the four graduate terms offered each year. Each term is 12 weeks.

The timeline is informational in nature and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled graduate students work with our deans and academic advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how they will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Term (runs for 12 weeks) Courses To Take
First Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • MSI-501: Foundations of Information Technology* (3 credits)
  • MSI-502: Telecommunications and Networking (3 credits)
Second Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • MSI-503 Object-Oriented Application Development (3 credits)
  • MSI-504 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling and Design (3 credits)
Third Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of July
  • MSI-505 Principles of Database Design (3 credits)
  • PJM-510 Project Management (3 credits)
Fourth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of October
  • Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
  • Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
Fifth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
  • Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
Sixth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • Master's Project in Information Technology (6 credits)

View MSIT Course Descriptions

*The MS in Information Technology requires students who are not working IT professionals to take MSI-501 Foundation of Information Technology as part of the core requirements, bringing the total credits needed to earn the degree to 39 credits. Students who are required to take MSI-501 may need to add an additional graduate term to their timeline.