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Online IT Master's Degree

Systems Engineering

IT: Systems Engineering
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Learn how to design, develop, and deploy complex systems.

Designed for midcareer professionals with a technical background, the online master’s degree in information technology with a systems engineering specialization at University of Maryland Global Campus will help you apply traditional and modern life-cycle models, techniques, and tools to the specification, design, development, and deployment of complex systems. Study a variety of cases across different application domains to learn a wide scope of systems concepts.

Total Credits Required: 36

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 610)
  • (3 Credits, SYSE 620)
  • (3 Credits, SYSE 625)
  • (3 Credits, SYSE 630)
  • (3 Credits, SYSE 640)
  • (3 Credits, SYSE 650)
  • (3 Credits, SYSE 660)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 670)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625) must be taken in the first term of coursework.
  • Specialization courses must be taken in the order listed. 
  • You must take (3 Credits, SYSE 670) in your final term.

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.
Sequence Course
1 (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
2 (3 Credits, ITEC 625)
3 (3 Credits, ITEC 626)
4 (3 Credits, SYSE 610)
5 (3 Credits, SYSE 620)
6 (3 Credits, ITEC 630)
7 (3 Credits, ITEC 640)
8 (3 Credits, SYSE 625)
9 (3 Credits, SYSE 630)
10 (3 Credits, SYSE 640)
11 (3 Credits, SYSE 650)
12 (3 Credits, SYSE 660)
13 (3 Credits, SYSE 670)

Accelerated Pathway: Management Information Systems

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in management information systems, an accelerated pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in this field allows you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in systems engineering theory and practice.

New Jobs
Computer and information technology occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs from 2019 to 2029.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | "Occupational Outlook Handbook" | 2020

Industry Certification Exams

Additional Program Information

We recommend you have a professional or educational background in a technical discipline, such as engineering or computer science. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

  • 2020, No. 2 Best Online Master's in Information Technology, Guide to Online Schools
  • 2020, No. 14 Most Affordable Online Master's in Systems Engineering for 2020,

Computing Club

The Computing Club provides a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Computing Club group on CareerQuest.

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