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MS in Information Technology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is a two-year graduate program that introduces students to advanced theoretical and practical aspects of information and communications technology. The program teaches concepts, techniques, and principles in information technology and further develop skills in providing IT solutions to the problems encountered by organizations and companies. Special topics like business analysis, process engineering, systems correctness, and performance are discussed.

Recommended Undergraduate Program

Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in the Master of Information Technology should have an undergraduate degree in the information technology field. However, students who do not hold an undergraduate program in that field but still wish to pursue the program are encouraged to take at least 18 units of courses in the relevant fields.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Information System Theory and Practice
  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Networking and Data Communication
  • Programming Languages and Data Structures
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Research Methods

Admission Requirements


  • The student must have an undergraduate degree relevant to the program

  • An applicant with a degree not in line with the information technology field may still be admitted to the program as long as they take the pre-requisite courses. However, some colleges and universities admit any bachelor’s degree holders. 

  • The student must pass the Graduate Admissions Test of the university

Basic Requirements


  • Undergraduate Transcript of records (Original and Photocopy)

  • Recommendation letters from former professors, deans, or colleagues

  • Letter of intent

  • Most recent medical and dental health record

  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate

  • Copy of undergraduate diploma

  • (1) Latest 2”x2”ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of MS in Information Technology are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the broad themes in Information Technology
  • Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of networking, data management, software engineering, computer security.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the IT methodologies and frameworks used to solve complex computing problems related to at least one IT Body-of-Knowledge
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
  • Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  • Developed and implement optimal solutions to complex computing problems using industry-recognized best practices and standards.
  • Apply ethical decision making in the development, implementation, and management of IT systems

Board Exam

The MS in Information Technology does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Doctorate degree to further gain expertise in the industry. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of MS in Information Technology may pursue a career path in IT firms and corporations, government agencies, or private institutions. They may apply as system analysts, consultants, project managers, or developers.

Reviews of MS in Information Technology graduates:

T. U.
◈ Studied BS Biology and MS in Information Technology (slightly different course)
◈ At St. Louis University
◈ Graduated 2007

list bulletAbout my college education: How my education track turn out is more interesting than my actual courses. Basically I was taking BS Biology for my Medical Course in the future, during my Biology years I enjoyed it so much because of the research culture, we are nurtured around importance of discovering things and finding our niche all through out the course, for me I was fascinated with water and fishes, that is why during my last years on Biology I took aquatic biology, which I really enjoyed, next is we are also asked to get foreign language which is Latin its a bit hard yet enjoyable. But even if I enjoyed the whole course, I just can't put into heart the idea of me becoming a medical doctor. I followed what I really desire for which is IT, I was to take another BS degree for IT but I was advised to try out the graduate program entrance exam for Masters, luckily I passed it, so I took MS Information Technology and now on my thesis, the only thing I can say is that the very core of the program will really guide you to be the best in the industry, you become more resourceful and a good problem solver which is definitely very handy when you are in the industry, and besides SLU has all the facility you need to train yourself with and be competitive when you are already on the real world.

list bulletMy current job: IT Director

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: For MS Information Technology yes, right now with my current position and function on my company, I am using my Enterprise Solutions and Services Management Engineering knowledge for our clients.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Basically I was not able to practice my BS Biology course, but I was immediately hired during my 2nd year on MS IT by a Manila based Fashion Company as their IT Consultant. Right now I partly own an IT Company which is HIVE Inc.

list bulletDo I recommend studying : Yes, right now there is a high demand for IT developers and it will still last for the next 10 years because of the fast evolution on technology.
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