Information Design and Technology

Master of Science

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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    Master of Science
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Earn your master degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Master of Science in Information Design and Technology [IDT] offers an interdisciplinary examination of the role of new and emerging media within contemporary culture and communication, while allowing students to develop a specific area of research to suit their unique academic and professional goals.

Through theory, practice, and individual research students examine the complex relationship between diverse types of information and the technologies that are used to work with and communicate that information. Offering historical perspective alongside technical instruction, the IDT program places particular emphasis on the social impact and potential of new communication technologies. The skills and knowledge taught in the IDT program are interdisciplinary and can be adapted to many fields and careers.

Graduates of the IDT program gain careers as:

  • Instructional Media/Educational Technology Web Development & Design Professional 
  • Communication Social Media Strategist Teaching*/Training using Information Technology 
  • Information Designer for a wide variety of fields Internet Researcher, Web Archivist, Digital Strategist, Public Relations, College Admissions, Digital Exhibitions, and Publications Information Help Desk 
  • Blog/Wiki Specialist *K-12 teachers with provisional certification

As technology and educational technology specialists have used the degree for permanent certification, although those working in this area should check with NYSED and their local BOCES Regional Certification Office for current requirements. The program encourages current professionals seeking educational advancement to come together, work collaboratively, and participate in the continuing growth of new information and communication practices.

US News and World Report ranks the online Information Technology graduate degree from SUNY Poly a Best Online Graduate Information Technology Program in the nation.

What's a master's degree?
A master's degree is an advanced degree that usually takes two years to complete and typically requires students to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.

How do I enroll?

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  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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