M.S. Information and Communication Technologies

Do you want to be at the forefront of the digital age?
Degree Type Master of Science
Careers & Salaries Graduate Degree Outcomes
Delivery Online

This M.S. degree in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is designed to further the education of working professionals. UW-Stout's MS-ICT degree can be completed fully online. In today's fast-paced technical world, leaders are needed in the areas of information technology, network security, enterprise systems, digital marketing and e-learning. This graduate degree helps you become that needed leader.

UW-Stout M.S. in Information and Communication Technologies

With a student-centered learning approach, self-motivated individuals like you can focus on personal goals while developing an emphasis of study customized to your specific aspirations. We invite you to look more closely, ask important questions, and discover the benefits of earning your master’s degree online from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. At Wisconsin's Polytechnic University we help you succeed.

  • Customized for your future
  • Courses online Fall, Spring, Summer semester
  • Fifteen credits of core courses
  • Fifteen credits of emphasis courses you select
  • Thirty credits total
  • Great salary increase potential

100% of coursework is online - Work around your schedule

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Appraise the influences between society and ICT development
  • Analyze the relationship between organizations and ICT
  • Critique trends impacting the ICT professional
  • Evaluate ICT related to one’s own career
  • Forecast the influence of ICT systems
  • Conduct research contributing to ICT
  • Design ICT systems

All students develop a portfolio of course-related exhibits to align with the program objectives and the student's selection of emphasis courses.

This program offers customized curriculum in the following emphasis areas:

  • Networking Security
  • Computer Networking
  • Digital Marketing Technology
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Learning Technologies

Cyber Security & Defense Computer Networking Certificate

You can use Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Professional Development Certificate credits toward your MS-ICT degree.

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • $625 per graduate creditcustomized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.

Admission Requirements

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate School. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Two years of appropriate experience
MSICT Advisory Board

2018 MSICT Advisory Board

  • Byron Anderson, Program Director, M.S. Information and Communication Technologies
  • Dane Deutsch, DCS Netlink 
  • Curt Fawcett, Cray
  • Mary Wiersgalla, Mayo Clinic
  • Tim Blischke, Omron
  • Richard Herling, Program Director, M.S. MS in Training & HRD
  • Deanna Schultz, Program Director, M.S. Career and Technical Education
  • Sara Anger, Stout Online
  • Kris Isaacson, MS-ICT Instructor, Department of Communication Technologies
  • Laura Reisinger, MS-ICT Instructor, Department of Communication Technologies
  • Evan Sveum, Program Director, B.S. Information and Communication Technologies
  • Kevin Tharp, Program Director, B.S. Digital Marketing Technology
  • Holly Yuan, Program Director, B.S. Computer Networking and Information Technology

Graduate Assistantships

Gain valuable professional experience while enjoying paid employment as a graduate student at UW-Stout.

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