The department reviews each applicant’s file and may assign prerequisites as deemed necessary for successful participation in this program.
- Prerequisites may be satisfied through appropriate coursework or equivalent knowledge demonstrated by a portfolio. The following prerequisites are minimal and can be satisfied in Azusa Pacific University’s classes or other transferrable classes:
- A course in introductory computer concepts (Can be met by taking CS 120 Computer Literacy or CS 205 Microcomputer Software Tools.)
- Excellent working knowledge of various uses of a computer, at least two computer programming languages, a word processing package, a database package (e.g., Access), in-depth skill and knowledge of a spreadsheet application, and other operating systems (Can be met by taking CS 205 Microcomputer Software Tools.)
- Additional prerequisites as assigned by the department chair based on applicant’s need as determined by department review of applicants records.
- Lack of Prerequisites:
Students who do not possess the above prerequisites may wait for the next cohort. A portfolio which demonstrates expertise in the assigned prerequisite area may be submitted for evaluation in lieu of examination. A fee will be assessed for the examination or portfolio evaluation. A program of studies (which may include prerequisite courses) should be developed in cooperation with a department advisor.
- International applicants should review requirements listed in the English Proficiency Requirements section of this catalog.
Transfer Credit and Course Substitutions
Up to 6 semester units of acceptable graduate transfer credit may be allowed if approved by the department. Also, in the event that a student demonstrates knowledge of a specific course sufficient to bypass that course, an alternate graduate course may be substituted with department approval.
A minimum of 36 semester units are required to complete this program. All units of credit offered at Azusa Pacific University are semester units.
|Information Technology, M.S. (online) Requirements||36 units|
MSIT 515Operating Systems Practicum
MSIT 520Microcomputer Hardware Technologies
MSIT 525Database Systems
MSIT 530Networking and Data Communications
MSIT 535Software Engineering
MSIT 540Client/Server Applications Development
MSIT 545Local Area Networks
MSIT 550Security Engineering
MSIT 555Graphical User Interfaces
MSIT 560JAVA Programming
MSIT 565Advanced Database Systems
MSIT 570Web Programming
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of computer and Internet connection do I need?
In order to make the most of your online learning experience, your computer and Internet connection should fulfill APU's online course technical requirements.
How often do I need to be online for the online program?
You must be online sufficiently throughout each week to participate in threaded discussions and to complete all assignments by their designated deadlines. However, there is no prescribed amount of time that you will be required to be online because assignments and their deadlines will vary with each course.
Are scholarships available?
Several types of financial aid, ranging from federal loans and state grants, to fellowships and scholarships, are available. Learn more about the financial aid opportunities available to you.
How do I get started?
Online programs may include requirements, procedures, and policies unique to the university's more traditional programs. For more information on how to get started in an APU online program, please contact one of our recruitment counselors at (800) 825-5278 or at email@example.com.