Online Information Technology Degrees and Certificates
Earn an information technology (IT) degree through UMass Lowell's Richard A. Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences, ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. With multiple start dates throughout the year and 6-, 8- and 10-week courses, you can complete your program quickly and accelerate your success.
Explore Online IT Degrees and Certificates
Build High Demand IT Skills
Specialize your studies by concentrating your education in various areas, including:
- Cyber Security
- IT Management
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Network Security
- Web Development
- Operating Systems
Information Technology Degree Careers
Our IT graduates move on to rewarding careers in programming, information security, database management, website design, computer networking and more.
"The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was $159,010 in May 2021."
Top Companies Hiring UMass Lowell Information Technology Graduates
- Dell Technologies
- BAE Systems
- Fidelity Investments
- Raytheon Technologies
Xinwen Fu, Ph.D.
Xinwen Fu is an international expert on Internet security and forensics and spearheads efforts to help protect the United States' national cyberinfrastructure. He not only has invented technology to prevent cyber-related crime, but he is also a leader in digital forensics education and research supported by the National Science Foundation. His team's research into how Google Class can be used to track passwords and steal other personal information has been featured on CNN and in major news and technology publications.
Real Faculty. Real Campus. Real Research.
Whether you study online or on-campus, you'll learn from UMass Lowell's world-class faculty at the Kennedy College of Sciences, experts who are advancing the IT field. Our faculty-led programs, and wide selection of courses, will provide you with a solid foundation in the most widely used information systems and languages.
B.S. in IT, Second Degree
B.S. in IT
B.S. in IT
Highest Lifetime ROI
UMass Lowell has the highest lifetime return on investment for public research universities in Massachusetts. Our online tuition is among the lowest in the U.S. Additionally, substantial scholarships, grants and other financial aid opportunities are provided.
Our IT programs build upon themselves. As you move from courses to certificates to degrees, you may apply the education you earn toward the next step in your journey.
IT professionals are in demand in nearly every industry, and an information technology degree will prepare you for many well-paid career opportunities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "employment in information technology occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations."Information technology degrees are known for their significant return on investment, with many graduates pursuing careers as database administrators, computer systems analysts, web developers and more.