Master of Science in Information Design & Technology

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Program Description

Master of Science in Information Design & Technology

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Master of Science in Information Design & Technology

The IDT program is only available online.

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. The following are examples of the types of work graduates of the IDT program can do:

• 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 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.

Admission Guidelines

To be considered for admission, all applicants to the MS Information Design & Technology program must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with an average of B or better (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale). Lower GPAs will be considered if the student has a strong portfolio, related experience, or does well as a non-matriculated student.

Application Materials Checklist

To apply for admission to the MS Information Design & Technology program, please submit the following materials:

• Completed Application for Graduate Admission with a $60 application fee

• Official transcript(s) from colleges previously attended

• Two letters of reference*

• Writing samples or a digital portfolio of design work submitted as web links or in PDF format

•Educational objective statement (typed)


* A non-matriculated student who takes an IDT course and attains a 3.5 GPA or higher does not need to submit a portfolio or letters of reference when applying to enter the program.

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission: August 1

Spring Admission: December 1

SUNYIT reserves the right to close admission at any time prior to the application deadlines.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 23, 2017
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Sept. 2018
USA - Utica, New York
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