According to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs, FSU’s online MSIT program, offered by the School of Information (iSchool), ranks in the top ten in the country at No. 7, rising from No. 20 in only three years.
The rich online curriculum offers a wide variety of courses ranging from data analytics and information security to web development and health IT. Students gain expertise to work effectively and thrive in information provision environments.
“There has been a lot of pioneering work by faculty in the School of Information to create a top-notch online program,” said Larry Dennis, dean of the College of Communication and Information. “This ranking reflects the hard work and ingenuity of the faculty members involved.”
iSchool director, Lorri Mon, also credits the program’s faculty for the success of the MSIT program: “Our innovative FSU iSchool faculty provide our students with a wide range of IT career opportunities in cybersecurity, networking, web administration, data management, data mining and data analytics. We have a strong focus on leadership in information technology, including in the area of health IT.”
Mon also sees growth for the MSIT program in the coming years aided by the construction of the new Innovation Hub. “FSU iSchool is a founding partner in FSU’s new Innovation Hub for exploring emerging technologies, which launches in 2018, and we are excited about opportunities that the iHub is providing for our Master’s in Information Technology students to get involved in assistantships and learning opportunities in 3D printing, 3D visualization, robotics, digital media, and other IT innovation activities.”