Software Engineering BS / Information Technology MS

Career and Academic Opportunities:

The Master of Science in Information Technology program enhances students' career options in the management, performance and integration of information technology systems. The career opportunities for MSIT graduates include IT manager, security analyst/engineer, data analyst, health IT management, and application developer, etc.

The double owl pathway will allow BSSWE students who want to pursue MSIT degree to complete their undergraduate and graduate study within 5years. With the accelerated pathway, BSSWE students will not only get their graduate degree in MSIT faster, but also will have wider range of career opportunities at the time of graduation.

Sample Academic Plan

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline. Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements).

Apply Here

    • GPA: 3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework
    • 60 hours completed toward Bachelors degree
    • 30 hours completed in residence at KSU
    • Recommendation from 2 KSU faculty
      • Recommendation letters should be emailed to
    • IT 6203 to count for SWE 4713
    • IT 6913 (IT 7913) to count for SWE 4723
    • IT 6823 to count for IT 4823
  • For current admission requirements please click here.

    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
    • Department / College
      • Software Engineering / College of Computing and Software Engineering
    • Advising Contact
      • Ashley McClure, Advisor
      • 470-578-6823
      • Rm. 267, J Building
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
    • Department / College
      • Information Technology / College of Computing and Software Engineering
    • Advising Contact
      • Lei Li, Graduate Program Director
      • 470-578-3915
      • Rm. 364, J Building
  • Complete the online application here to apply.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs will review your academic record.

    You will receive an email to your KSU student email account with the decision.