In addition to building solid understanding on information theories and technologies, students can specialize in an emerging area that best fits their interests and career needs. The specialization can be in one or of these fields such as information assurance and decision support or software development.
State College, PA (Vocus) July 24, 2009
To stay competitive in the information technology field, IT professionals must continually upgrade their skills and knowledge. But, busy work and travel schedules make it difficult for them to access the training and education that can boost their skills and credentials.
To help, Penn State World Campus is now offering an online master’s degree designed specifically for these IT professionals.
The online master of professional studies in information sciences offers technology leaders access to quality, flexible online IT education from Penn State, a recognized leader in information technology. The program uses the foundations of information sciences and technology to develop innovative solutions for today’s technological challenges and to produce leaders who can use IT to solve real-world problems in an ever-changing global environment.
According to Chao Chu, Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology’s senior academic director of online education, the program is led by faculty members who are highly interdisciplinary and stress linking theory to practice.
“The master of professional studies in information sciences is a highly interdisciplinary program aiming to produce professionals and top organizational leaders who not only can utilize the foundations of information sciences and information technology, test the applicability of these foundations for innovating a solution to address a given issue, and apply the solution to a real-world context, but also can be aware of the multitude of technological trends and environmental factors in the changing global environment,” said Chu. “In addition to building solid understanding on information theories and technologies, students can specialize in an emerging area that best fits their interests and career needs. The specialization can be in one or of these fields such as information assurance and decision support or software development.”
Penn State’s master of professional studies in information sciences is designed with flexibility to meet the different needs of students and organizations.
“The degree can be completed entirely online through Penn State World Campus or through a blended distance-online learning and face-to-face instruction. With a blended delivery, the courses can be taken in synchronized or asynchronized modes and can be easily fitted into the work schedule of knowledge workers around the globe,” Chu said. “It is expected that the degree would require a twelve-month period (for full time students) or sixteen or twenty-fourth months (for part-time students) to complete.”
For more information about the online master’s degree in information sciences contact Karen Brewster via phone at 814.863-9461. For information on any of our other online IT degrees, visit worldcampus.psu.edu/infosci.
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