Master of Science in ITAM—Information Technology Specialization

About the Information Technology Specialization

Our Information Technology (IT) graduate specialization propels you into a dynamic realm of innovation and growth. Embrace your potential to understand technologies, strategic IT management principles, and governance strategies that will shape the future of IT. With a focus on practical application, our program fuels your journey towards IT leadership.

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Why Study Administrative Management at CWU?

The ITAM Department at CWU has strong connections with industry partners who provide exciting internship opportunities.

Network with leading tech companies, startups, and innovative organizations. Our campus is a short drive from a thriving hub for the technology industry—Seattle. The area is renowned for its expertise in cloud computing, software development, cybersecurity, and e-commerce. You could find careers and connections to tech hubs, launching your career in the Pacific Northwest.

Where is this program offered?

How much does this program cost?  

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU. 

Does CWU offer assistantships?

Find opportunities to fund your degree through the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. 

Visit the School of Graduate Studies and Research for additional program eligibility information.

Careers and Opportunities

Our graduate program offers a platform for your professional growth in the IT industry. Our goal is to empower you to reach your full potential and make a meaningful impact
  • IT Manager: Pursue a career as an IT manager or director, overseeing technology operations within organizations. You would be responsible for managing IT infrastructure, implementing strategic initiatives, and aligning technology with business objectives.
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO): Graduates with a strong technical background and strategic mindset can aspire to become CTOs. In this role, they provide technology vision, lead innovation efforts, and drive the overall technology strategy of an organization.
  • IT Consultant: Work as IT consultant, offering expertise and assessing technology needs and strategies.
  • Systems Analyst: Graduates can work as systems analysts, evaluating an organization's IT systems and processes. Washington State holds the second position among the highest-paying states. System Analysts in this state enjoy a lucrative average annual wage of $127,330.

Additional Program Information

  • Admission Information
    • We do not require the GRE or GMAT for admission
    • We would like to see that you have a 3.0 GPA or above on your last 90 quarter credits/60 semester credits taken.
    • To be eligible you must have at least a bachelor's degree.

    For more information, refer to the MS-ITAM Application Information.

  • Program Details

    This program is designed to be completed within one year as a full-time student. We offer both on-campus and online cohorts that start in the Fall Quarter and continue until the end of the Summer Quarter. If you choose the FlexIT Pro part-time or accelerated options, our advisors will work with you to determine the best start month that suits your needs.

    Find out more about ITAM-MS Curriculum and Classes


Highly Ranked

CWU’s Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM)’s Master of Science program is ranked seventh in the nation for one-year master’s degrees, according to the website

Learn from the Best

CWU’s Professor Robert Lupton, Ph.D., of the Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) program, earned the prestigious 2022 Marketing Educators’ Association’s service award.

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