Online Master's Degrees

If you're searching for an online master's program, you should know this about NJIT: the University pioneered distance learning. Working in the late 1970s, two NJIT professors created the software, and the teaching methods, used to support the first distance-learning classes. In fact, the phrase "Virtual Classroom" was coined and copyrighted at NJIT.

Since then, NJIT has continued to lead the nation in online learning - both in terms of the technologies used to support online classes and the most effective ways to teach online.

You should know also that NJIT is a nationally ranked research university. For three consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report 2009 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges named NJIT a top-tier research university. Many online classes are taught by professors who also conduct research. And having research professors as your teachers your class assures that you'll be taught the most advanced and vital subject matter in your field.

NJIT's online programs are also student centered. Optimally online classes become virtual-learning communities, in which students interact and learn from each other, and their professors, more than they ever could in face-to-face classes.  Perhaps that's why so many students who study online at NJIT have such high praise for its programs.

Know too, that for a top-ranked university, NJIT offers affordable tuition. This year, the Princeton Review named NJIT one of the nation's Best Value Colleges.  And this spring NJIT is introducing an online tuition rate that will help you save on tuition.  So if you considering an online master's program or a certificate, know that an NJIT degree will give you the skills you'll need to work successfully in the 21st century global marketplace.

The Master's Degrees:

Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) :

NJIT's MBA in the Management of Technology is designed to prepare a new generation of technology savvy business leaders.The curriculum integrates fundamental business knowledge with applications of technology to business to prepare students to think strategically about business and technology. The program is built upon four themes that are transforming business: a) the transition to a knowledge based economy; b) the emergence of the digital firm; c) the globalization of business; and d) innovation as the primary source of competitive advantage.

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Master of Science in Business and Information Systems (MSBIS):

The MS in Business and Information Systems teaches students concepts in both business and information systems. The focus of the degree is on the application of computing and information systems in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Besides learning about information systems topics such as databases, application development tools, web design, software use and evaluation, management information and decision support systems, students will learn business topics such as accounting, finance, financial products, and business operations.

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Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Management/Leadership Specialization (MSCE)

In the information technology age, more resources are available for building new cities, repairing the infrastructure, cleaning up the environment: these are all tasks for the civil engineer. Major corporations, government agencies, private consulting and construction firms, and universities are just some of the organizations that employ civil engineers.

Learn more about the Online MSCE program.  

Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

This program is well-suited to anyone who'd like a career in web programming, database programming, data or business analysis, software development or testing, research, administration, management or systems development.  With a master's degree in computer science, you'll be qualified for careers in management, education or research and development.  The program is designed for students with backgrounds in computer science - both in programming and in the fundamental concepts of the field.  But students whose undergraduate degrees are in other fields are encouraged to apply. NJIT offers bridge courses to help such students quickly catch up.

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE):

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. (ECE) offers many specialized programs for graduate students, with a background in electrical engineering or other related areas, who wish to specialize in an advanced phase of electrical Engineering. The ECE department at NJIT includes more than 33 full-time faculty devoted to teaching and research. In addition, adjunct professors from industry teach specialty courses in their area of expertise and serve on thesis committees.

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Master of Science in Emergency Management and Business Continuity (MSEMBC)

NJIT's MS EMBC is a highly interdisciplinary degree designed to enhance critical skills and knowledge among private and public sector professionals working in the area of emergency management and business continuity. These professionals have to plan for, react well during, and afterwards analyze situations concerning "business not as usual" within corporations, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations.

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Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

Today's technology-driven economy needs leaders who understand both engineering and management. Increasingly, given their analytical skills, many engineers are promoted to management.  In fact, the most common educational background for Chief Executive Officers is engineering.  So having a degree in engineering management makes you doubly marketable: you'll know the latest management techniques as well as the latest in engineering.

Learn more about the MSEM program.  

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

MSISNJIT's M.S. Information Systems program is finely balanced, focusing on both the technological and human-behavior elements of the computing environment. No aspect of the field goes unstudied: You'll explore the planning, investigation, design, development, application, management, and evaluation of information systems.

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Master of Science in Management (MSM)

This program was designed to help you advance your careers or move into a management position. Students can choose from a range of specialties such as  Project Management; Cost Engineering; Technical Marketing; Technological Entrepreneurship; Quality; Facility Management; Manufacturing Systems Management; Management Information Systems; Engineering Management.

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Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication (MSPTC)

Whether it be chats and blogs, text messages and wikis, or iPhone apps and social networks, the way we communicate with each other both socially and professionally has revolutionized technical communications.  If you'd like to master the skills you'll need to work in technical communications, this degree is for you.  The degree teaches students the information science and the communication skills they'll need to compete in the global marketplace. The people who can master the new communication systems and social networks are the ones who'll get the jobs, and that's precisely what this degree program prepares you to do.  

You'll take courses in master digital media, e-media design, social networks and web design as well as technical writing and web-supported public speaking.  What makes this program leading edge is not just the technological savvy of NJIT and the new media technologies it uses. What gives us the edge is that NJIT integrates all of this into a student-centered learning environment.

Learn more about the MSPTC program.