The New England Tech Master of Science of Information Technology is designed to prepare IT professionals for advancement into management and senior management roles. The program builds essential knowledge of technical themes in enterprise IT, while also providing the core business administration, management and leadership skills that IT managers need.
You will have the opportunity to choose courses that are online or on-campus. You can mix them up any way you like to create a schedule that works for you and fits into your personal and professional life. The entire program can be completed completely online, though on-campus options exist for most courses as well.
Online courses at New England Tech are crafted by a faculty-led team of learning and technology design experts to be interesting, relevant and engaging, and to have real impact on students in their lives and on their careers. They are not self-paced courses – you will have coursework to do every week and it is important to keep up.
You can do your coursework at any time of day. At times there may be synchronous online meetings, but these will not happen often. You will be learning as part of a connected community that provides support, challenges your thinking, and reminds you that you are not alone. Instructors are present in the course and work with students to help them be successful.
No special equipment is required – just a modern Windows or Mac computer, an office suite such as Microsoft Office, and a broadband Internet connection. A webcam and microphone may be required for some activities.
New England Tech online courses help acclimate you to the technology and build your skills and your confidence as you go. We provide 24×7 support via phone, email or chat to help you with computer or online system issues. Tablet computers can be useful for doing course readings, watching course videos, and catching up on course discussions, but a tablet will not be sufficient for doing all your course work – be sure you have regular access to a laptop or desktop computer.
Most importantly, you’ll need to set aside time to do your coursework. This program is challenging. In an online course, you should expect to spend as much time as you’d spend in the classroom for an on-campus course, plus time for reading, projects, groupwork and other assignments.
If you choose the on-campus course option, your course will meet in the evening, once a week from 6:30-10 p.m. Classes will usually take place at the main campus in East Greenwich, RI.
At the beginning of each term you will receive a detailed schedule giving the exact time and location of all your classes. The College requires that all students be prepared to take classes and receive services at any of NEIT’s locations (in Warwick and East Greenwich, RI) where the appropriate classes and services are offered.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 2.5, is required for admission to this degree program. You may enroll in this program pending the completion of your current Bachelor’s degree. Successful applicants will typically have a B.S. degree in computer science, information technology or a related field, or have considerable professional experience in IT. A transcript and/or a resume should be supplied to satisfy either of these requirements.
You’ll also provide a Personal Statement as part of your admission process – a brief essay that details your qualifications and interest in the program and how it will enable you to accomplish your professional goals.
For more information, see the Admissions Policy page.
The average size for a class is about 15 to 20 students; however, larger and smaller classes occur from time to time.
To complete your degree requirements in the shortest possible time, you should take two courses per term, as outlined in the prescribed curriculum. For a typical 6-term curriculum, a student may complete the requirements in as little as 18 months.
Courses at New England Tech are 10-weeks long, with four terms (quarters) offered per year, starting in January, April, July, and October.
NEIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation by NEASC is recognized by the federal government and entitles NEIT to participate in federal financial aid programs. Some academic departments have specialized professional accreditations in addition to accreditation by NEASC. For more information on accreditation, see NEIT’s catalog.
Transfer credit for appropriate courses taken at accredited institutions will be considered for courses in which the student has earned a B or above. An official transcript from the other institution must be received before the end of the first week of the quarter for transfer credit to be granted for courses to be taken during that quarter.
Students may transfer no more than 12 credits (three courses).
The transferability of a course is always up to the institution to which the student is transferring. Students interested in the transferability of their credits should contact the Office of Teaching and Learning for further information.
You can find tuition and fee information on the program Tuition and Financial Aid page.
The Career Services Office assists NEIT students and graduates in all aspects of the job search, including resume writing, interviewing skills, and developing a job search strategy. Upon completion of their program, graduates may submit a resume to the Career Services Office to be circulated to employers for employment opportunities in their fields. Employers regularly contact us about our graduates. In addition, our Career Services Office contacts employers to develop job leads. A strong relationship with employers exists as a result of our training students to meet the needs of industry for over fifty years. No school can, and NEIT does not, guarantee to its graduates employment or a specific starting salary.