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The purpose of the present descriptive study was to determine the attitude, tendency and skill level of graduate students toward information technology. 371 MS and PhD students of Ferdowsi University were selected through stratified random sampling.
Information technology attitude and skills questionnaire (ECAR, 2004) was used. Content validity of this questionnaire was confirmed by experts, and the internal consistency of the questions in a pilot study was 0.79. Data analysis was performed by MannWhitney U, KruskalWallis and Spearman tests. Results showed that there was no significant difference between graduate students in attitude with regard to gender and field of study (p < 0.05). There was a significant difference between students' skills to use information technology with regard to field of study (p > 0.05). As a result, graduate students’ lack of essential skills in using computer and technology is a challenge they face. Therefore, conducting some special courses and workshops are useful for them to enhance their skills toward using information technology.