Not everyone has the time or resources to commit to a full master’s degree program. Some may already have a master’s and are just looking for a narrow update on a current skill set. For these reasons, Virginia Tech’s 100% online Master of Information Technology (VT-MIT) program now offers professionals the option to earn a graduate certificate in 10 specialized IT subject areas:
- Big Data
- Business Data Analytics
- Cybersecurity Management
- Cybersecurity Policy
- Cybersecurity Technologies
- Health Information Technology
- Information Systems Design
- Information Technology Management
- Internet and Network Technologies
- Software Development
“Leaders can find a certificate that speaks exactly to their professional needs without having to commit several years to pursuing a master’s degree,” says Barbara Hoopes, Associate Professor of Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech.
In fact, nine of the ten certificates require just three courses, so professionals can earn a certificate in as little as 12 months as a part-time student.
Because the certificate courses are the same as those offered through the full degree program, students can apply their certificate courses toward their master’s if they decide to pursue the degree in the future.
Learn more about the fully online graduate certificates and master’s degree at an upcoming information session: