UMass Lowell's Master of Science in Information Technology consists of 10 graduate courses that focus on operating systems management, large-scale application deployment, network and systems administration, and managing virtual systems. Offered through UMass Lowell's Richard A. Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences, this program focuses on application-specific details, case studies and operational frameworks required by today's IT professionals.

Designed to provide both a principled and applied exposure to designing, managing and deploying networked systems of computers, this program places emphasis on practical skills based on Linux/UNIX, Windows and Apple platforms while also teaching general principles along with their technical and ethical foundations. Individuals interested in advancing their knowledge of contemporary operating systems deployment, network and systems administration, virtualization and cloud computing, network threats, wireless network security, data recovery, and forensics will benefit from this program.

Students may count courses from UMass Lowell's two graduate IT certificate programs in Systems Models and Management and Cybersecurity towards the Master’s Degree in Information Technology.

Intended Audience:
The program is particularly appropriate for Systems Administrators, Network Managers, and other IT professionals who have an undergraduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems or related majors. Applicants should be familiar with C Programming and have a math background that includes at least Pre-Calculus, Statistics and a first course in Discrete Structures.

Program Highlights:

  • Earn your master's degree in as little as 18 months
  • No GRE required
  • Top-ranked online program by U.S. News & World Report
  • Offered through UMass Lowell's Richard A. Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences
  • One of the most affordable online tuition rates in the nation 

Learn More About This Program:

Visit UMass Lowell's Master of Science in Information Technology webpage for more information.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $600
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Degree Application Fee $50
Total for Course** $1,830 ($600 x 3 credits = $1,800 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when checks are returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Admission Requirements:

  • A transcript showing proof of completion of an undergraduate BS or BA degree from an accredited institution

  • Mathematical experience to include a minimum of one semester of Pre-Calculus, one semester of Discrete Mathematics and one semester of Statistics, or equivalent experience
  • C Programming proficiency to include a minimum of one class of C Programming and one class of Data Structures, or equivalent experience

For additional information on the application process, visit UMass Lowell's Graduate Admissions website at https://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Solution Center at 978-934-2000 or TSC@uml.edu to determine eligibility.