Master of Science in Information Technology

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad


2-year master’s degree

Degree issued by IIIT-H (A UGC recognised and NAAC A++ accredited institution). Find the degree sample here.

Build IT expertise from scratch

Learn from on-campus faculty and industry experts. Specialise in full stack development, data science or AI/machine learning.

Per term fee of INR 32,000 or $400

Total of 8 terms. Student loan option available for India based students.

Career readiness support

Networking opportunities, career accelerator services, and mentorship sessions.

Flexibility to complete in 2-4 Years

100% online with online exams. Live/recorded sessions, projects and mentorship.

Earn a master's degree from IIIT Hyderabad, modelled on its on-campus MSIT program with a history of launching technology careers for over 20 years.

As per NASSCOM, the Indian IT industry is expected to grow to $500 billion by 2030. India will need nine times as many digital skilled workers by 2025 according to an Amazon web services study. Technology is rapidly changing how individuals and organizations exist and is today creating domains, jobs, and skills that didn't exist a few years ago.

IIIT Hyderabad’s online MSIT programme is an IT and computer science focused post-graduate degree for learners who either want to start their career in technology or advance in their technology career through a career-first credential. This online programme is modelled after an MSIT degree that has been taught on-campus for over 20 years.

Earn a degree from one of India’s top technical institutes with a specialisation in sought-after areas like artificial Intelligence/machine learning, full stack development, and data science. You’ll develop the technical expertise and in-demand career skills you need to stand out in the job market.

Even learners with little to no computer science background can succeed in the computing and technology space with this degree. You’ll learn through a research-driven curriculum, real-world application through applied projects, and get mentorship support. This support combined with a strong alumni network and career services will prepare you for technology roles across top organisations.

Why should you pursue the MSIT programme from IIIT Hyderabad?

why MSIT

Build a career in technology with little to no IT experience

  • Earn a technical degree in a high-demand industry and kickstart your career across multiple IT domains. You’ll learn from a curriculum suited to diverse educational backgrounds, with foundation building courses, applied projects, expert sessions, and personalised guidance from academic mentors.

Learn through a job-relevant curriculum driven by technology expertise and industry relevance

  • IIIT Hyderabad is renowned for its technology expertise which is driven by extensive research, R&D projects, and industry engagements. It has 12 technology centres and a technology hub focused on cutting-edge research across current IT topics. The MSIT programme also includes industry relevant learning components such as mentorship, masterclasses, and optional industry certifications. Deep research insights and industry relevance bring an innovative curriculum that prioritises job-relevant skills.

Customise your degree based on your career goals

  • In the MSIT degree, you will focus on building strong foundations in IT and computing that are essential across technology domains, as well as have the opportunity to specialise in a sub-domain of your choice. You can specialise in machine learning/artificial intelligence, full stack development or data science, whichever aligns best with your desired career plan.

Get industry-ready with MSIT’s ‘Learning-by-Doing’ model

  • IIIT-H’s MSIT degree programme adopts a ‘practice-theory-practice’ model that blends computer science theory with projects, lab work, and popular tools tagged to each course, so you will have the opportunity to develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. You will also get exposure to trending technologies like ChatGPT and Copilot to enhance your learning experience.

Register for live admissions webinar with the programme faculty:

  • Day and time: 30th May, 6PM IST
  • Registration link: Click Here

Key programme entry highlights:

  • No application fee or entrance examination
  • No work experience or prior programming knowledge required
  • Only 16 years of formal education is required to apply. Students in the final year of a 4 year undergraduate degree in STEM fields may also apply. Details here.

Documents required to apply:

  • Bachelor/undergraduate degree and transcripts
  • Valid ID proof
  • Optional: PG diploma/Master's degree

Key resources:

  • Walkthrough of how to upload additional documents to your application: Click Here

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You can earn degree credit

When you complete these programs, you can earn degree credit if you are admitted and enroll in the degree program.¹

¹Each university determines the number of pre-approved prior learning credits that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies.


What does the degree certificate look like?

Upon successful completion of the two year Master of Science in Information Technology programme:

  1. You will receive a Master's degree issued by IIIT Hyderabad.
  2. You will become a part of 3,000+ IIIT Hyderabad MSIT alumni

About the programme


The online MSIT is a comprehensive master’s level programme that offers students with little to no prior experience in IT or computer science an opportunity to embark on a highly successful career in technology. You can apply directly through the application link on Coursera when applications open.

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With the MSIT programme, you will gain a solid foundation of core computer science and IT principles, plus specialise in one of three in-demand domains. You will gain career-ready skills through an industry-relevant curriculum, applied projects, emerging technologies, and personalised mentorship support.

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This programme will help you gain in-demand skills and prepare you to pursue roles such as software developer, database administrator, data analyst, data scientist, and machine learning engineer. You will also get access to IIIT Hyderabad’s career development services as part of this degree.

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Student Experience

The MSIT degree is more than just a credential. You will experience immersive learning, interactive learning mechanisms, and get personalised support. While you won't study on campus, you will have access to networking opportunities and on-campus experiences.

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Tuition and financing

Learn more about MSIT's easy fee payments, which allow you to pay for each term over the span of up to 4 years. You can also finance your degree with flexible payment options, an education loan from IIIT Hyderabad’s partner institutions, and employer tuition reimbursement opportunities.

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About IITH Hyderabad

IIIT Hyderabad is a top-ranked technical institute accredited by NAAC (A++ grade), with a history of 25 years of research-led education. It prepares students to creatively solve real-world problems through a ‘learning by doing’ model and has propelled the careers of 15,000+ professionals.

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