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First Class Graduates from Florida Tech University Online Master’s Program

By University Alliance on September 01, 2006

Melbourne, FL— Florida Institute of Technology announces the graduation of its first class in the Master of Science in Information Technology online degree program.

The Master of Science in Information Technology program, which began in 2004, is a partnership between Florida Tech and University Alliance Online, the worldwide leader in online education.

Graduate Michael Bower, a software developer who plans to become a Marine Corps officer, said his new credential will distinguish him in today’s job market. “I was unaware of the fierce competition and needed something to make my application stand out.”

Bower credited the online format with allowing him to finish graduate school earlier than if he had attended an on­campus program. He also said the school’s reputation was critical.

“I’ve known about Florida Tech since I was in high school and wanted to attend even then,” said Bower, a resident of Pensacola, Florida.

Because the Web­based education is available 24/7, students can earn their degree anytime, anywhere, with no campus attendance required. The program utilizes convenient online, interactive tools including streaming video lectures and an asynchronous bulletin board. Virtual office hours allow students real­time collaboration with faculty as well as networking with fellow students across the country and around the world.

The Master of Science in Information Technology is designed to help both technical information systems (IS) professionals and professionals from other fields gain expertise in the management of information systems.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, University Alliance has more than 300,000 enrollments, providing degree and certificate programs through exclusive long­term alliances with leading accredited universities. These include Florida Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame, Villanova University, Tulane University, Thunderbird – The Garvin School of International Management, Saint Leo University, Regis University, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University and the University of South Florida.

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