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You Love Technology,
Make IT Your Career

From skill-building certificates to master's programs, you'll succeed faster at UMass Lowell.

Affordable and Flexible Information Technology Education Built to Help You Succeed

Whether you want to study online or on campus, UMass Lowell’s information technology programs are designed for real-world success. Our award-winning IT programs will help you develop cutting-edge technical skills that are highly sought after by employers. Combined with our low tuition, multiple start dates per year, and accelerated class options, pursuing your future in information technology has never been easier.

Depending on your goals, UMass Lowell’s information technology programs can transform your future. You can take individual IT courses to upskill, earn a specialized technology certificate, start an associate’s degree, finish a bachelor’s degree, or pursue a master’s degree in IT. Built upon the strength of UMass Lowell’s computer science department, faculty and instructors for our programs are active researchers in the evolution of technology in all aspects of our lives.

UMass Lowell offers engaging courses in cybersecurity, blockchain technology, network security, programming, digital forensics, database architecture, data mining, e-commerce, DevOps, and many more.

Stackable Credits: Earn a specialized IT certificate now, and apply the credits towards a future IT degree program. Acquire the exact skills you need to take the next step forward in your information technology career.

Best Online Graduate Information Technology Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Best Bachelors US News and World Report Award

Our Online Programs Are Highly Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Explore IT Programs at UMass Lowell

Undergraduate Certificates

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This 18-credit program can be completed entirely online in just 9 months. Choose from electives in programming, multimedia/web and database development. Stackable credits towards an associate's or bachelor's in IT.

Learn more about the Online Information Technology Certificate »

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Learn one of the leading programming languages with this 18-credit online certificate that can be completed in just 9 months. Stackable credits towards a bachelor's in IT.

Learn more about the Online Java Development Certificate »

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An ideal career credential for creative professionals this 18-credit online certificate that can be completed in just 9 months. Stackable credits towards an associate's or bachelor's in IT.

Learn more about the Online Multimedia Applications Certificate »

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Prepare for an in-demand entry level position as a network administrator, LAN technician or system analyst with this 18-credit online certificate that can be completed in just 9 months. Stackable credits towards an associate's or bachelor's in IT.

Learn more about the Online Networking and Security Certificate »

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Designed for those already working in the computer industry or who have basic computer literacy skills, this 18-credit online certificate that can be completed in just 9 months. Stackable credits towards an associate's or bachelor's in IT.

Learn more about the Online UNIX/Linux Operating Systems Certificate »

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Learn one of the leading programming languages with this 18-credit online certificate that can be completed in just 9 months. Stackable credits towards a bachelor's in IT.

Learn more about the Online Website Design & Development Certificate »

Graduate Certificates

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This online certificate, which can be completed in just 9 months, was designed by UMass Lowell's Computer Science department to provide advanced knowledge in network threats, data encryption, wireless network security, data authentication and recovery and forensics. Stackable credits can be applied towards both the MS in Information Technology and the Master's Degree in Security Studies: Cybersecurity Concentration.

Learn more about the Online Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate »

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This on-campus program builds expertise in usability engineering, design interface assessment, human-subject testing, and research methodologies. Participants must have a bachelor's in a related field and extensive programming experience. Stackable credits towards the Master's Degree in Information Technology.

Learn more about the Human Computer Interaction Graduate Certificate »

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This online certificate, which can be completed in just 9 months, focuses on large-scale application deployment, network and systems administration, and managing virtual systems. Stackable credits towards the Master's Degree in Information Technology.

Learn more about the Online Systems Models & Management Graduate Certificate »

Undergraduate Degrees

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Offered 100% online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses, students learn the fundamentals of IT and have the opportunity to customize the curriculum around their particular areas of interests including programming, networking, database management, website design, multimedia and more. Stackable credits towards a bachelor's in IT.

Learn more about the Associate's Degree in Information Technology »

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Offered 100% online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses, this flexible and affordable BSIT program will position you for success in today's increasingly technical and IT-centric world. Students can select from a variety of focus areas, such as management or engineering, to make their degree stand out.

Learn more about the Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology »

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Offered 100% online or as a mix of online an on campus courses, this degree is an ideal choice for those who want to pursue a career managing information systems and technology teams, and for those who may be considering pursuing a future MBA.

Learn more about the Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology - Business Minor Option »

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With just 10 additional courses, you can accelerate your IT career with this specially designed online degree that enables you to gain a second bachelor's degree without having to repeat core curriculum courses.

Learn more about the Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology - Second Degree »

Graduate Degrees

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This award-winning online degree can be completed in just 18 months and for less than $20k, and will prepare you to lead large-scale computer and information technology projects that include cloud computing, data warehousing and information security.

Learn more about the Online Master's Degree in Information Technology Master's Degree »

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
— U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018