Skip to main content

Return To Campus Plan

Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.

Learn More

COVID-19 Update

Lipscomb University Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

Learn More
Program Overview

Program Overview

Take control of the information technologies within your organization. Maximize your potential with up-to-date methods and practices. With both a holistic and concentrated curriculum, you’re sure to develop just the skills you’re looking for. 

Our seasoned faculty will guide you in presenting technology driven solutions to real-world problems. Our four concentration tracks allow you to create a degree around your personal interests. You will learn what it takes to be successful in the evolving world of information technology. 

Whether you are already an IT professional seeking relevant training or a recent graduate desiring extended studies, we have something for you. With either the M.S. or graduate certificate, you’ll be able to effectively create, plan, organize and lead in whatever enterprise you find yourself in.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Eligible students should meet one of the following requirements:

  • Hold an advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) in a relevant area
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study, with five years of related work experience
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study and submit GRE scores with application

If you meet one of the above requirements, you may begin the admissions process. Each applicant must complete the following: 

  • Application with a $50 nonrefundable fee
  • Official transcripts (Must have an undergraduate degree with at least a 3.0 or better for full admission)
  • GRE test will be waived for all 2020 summer and fall applicants 
  • Two references: one professional and one academic
  • Personal statement: The College of Computing and Technology wants to know (1) your personal and career goals and (2) how the graduate program will contribute to the achievement of your goals via the personal statement form.
  • On-campus interview


Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Tuition and fees for the MSIT program are as follows:

  • 30-hour program / $1,288 per credit hour (all classes are 3 hours)
  • Course materials and fees included in tuition
  • Tuition adjustments occur each May

Types of Aid


Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.


A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Small Class Sizes

You’ll have opportunities to engage in meaningful discussion, receive one-on-one faculty mentorship and ask difficult questions in our small class sizes. Plus, you’ll feel supported in a tight-knit learning community.

Our Faculty

  • Alan Cantrell

    Alan Cantrell


    Alan Cantrell is an Instructor in the College of Computing and Technology at Lipscomb University. He is a Director of IT Service Management in the Infrastructure & Security department at...

    Learn More
  • Ken Mayer

    Ken Mayer

    Assistant Professor

    Ken Mayer Jr. is an Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity and IT. Previously, he came from private industry working for several Fortune 500 companies including, Dell Inc., Mercedes-Benz North America, and...

    Learn More
  • Alfa Nyandoro

    Alfa Nyandoro

    Associate Professor of Computer Science and IT

    Learn More

Career Paths

Database Administrators

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and secure from unauthorized access.

Computer and Information Research Scientists

Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts, sometimes called systems architects, study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.