Focus on the technical and strategic issues related to technologies, systems and services in this field in the Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems program. With primary emphasis on data and voice networks, the program gives special attention to the interaction of technology and management/policy issues in the successful design, deployment and operation of complex networks and information systems.
Attend class from anywhere in the United States through an online connection. Students from remote locations use Adobe Connect to “attend” class and all students—remote and on campus—participate at the same time in the same class. The program is also offered in a residential format on the Athens, Ohio campus.
Each course meets once a week, from 6-9 p.m. EST. The remote synchronous learning model provides online students with a classroom experience and opportunity to interact with Athens campus students and faculty on a real-time basis. Some elective courses may be taught online asynchronously.
What our students are saying
“The online courses have exceeded my expectations. It is just like being in the classroom with the other students. The technology provided has been fantastic and very easy to use. It has also been a great benefit to have the lectures [video] posted online for review after the class is over.”
̶ Steven McCullough, Network Engineering, Progressive Insurance
Completion of the program requires 9 four-credit courses. The minimum completion time for the remote attendance program is about 1 year and 9 months: 4 semesters with 2 courses / semester and 1 summer term with 1 course. The program is not a strict lock-step program and can accommodate students who prefer lighter course loads taken over a longer period. Taking one course per semester year-round results in program completion in 3 years.
What our students are saying
“The online course offerings from Ohio University for the ITS Master’s degree have been a blessing. Being able to join the online classes in the evenings still allows me to gain access to the quality education that is unparalleled by other universities. The knowledge I gained as an undergrad at OU positioned me well in today’s workforce. The continuing education I receive from the Master’s program polishes those academic foundations and gives me more breadth to those foundations previously laid.”
̶ Clinton Swart, PMP, IT Manager, The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Tuition & Financial Aid
For the 2013-14 academic year (fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters), tuition and fees for each course are estimated at $2,550 for Ohio residents and $2,628 for nonresidents. Applicants with other graduate credit can apply up to four credits to this degree. (The program is not offered to students outside of the United States.)
Federal student loans, employer tuition reimbursement/cost sharing may be available for eligible students. However, university financial aid, such as graduate assistantships, is not available to remote students.
A browser, high speed internet connection, headset, and webcam are required to “attend” class by live interactive video/audio feed. Students have remarked on the high quality of audio/video, and ability to interact during class.
How to Get Started
- To start classes in Fall 2013 (August 26, 2013), complete an application by August 6, 2013 available at www.ohio.edu/graduate/prospect/index.cfm.
A complete application requires:
- Undergraduate transcripts (OHIO graduates do not have to submit transcripts)
- 3 Recommendations
- 1-page statement of goals
- GRE: For applicants with a 2.5 undergraduate GPA and at least 2-years relevant industry experience, the GRE will be waived for Fall 2013.
- Application fee of $50
- Online application to program MI-5367
If you have questions about the program, call Dr. Andy Snow, ITS Grad Director, at 740-590-2827, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact us via the Web by filling out the contact form at www.ohio.edu/mcclure/undergrad/contact-us.html.
For a full catalog description of the program, go to www.catalogs.ohio.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=37&poid=8018.