M.S. in Computer Information Technology

General

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Program Description

Master the Systems at the Center of It All

Gain technical know-how—and big-picture vision. Imagine a degree where you master both hard and soft skills—hardware and software, teambuilding and networking. Our student-focused approach puts you first. You’ll gain the technical know-how, as well as the big-picture vision, to design, program and administer outstanding computer network systems, database systems and web/mobile applications.

Gain technical know-how—and big-picture vision.

Hardware and software. Teambuilding and networking. LANs and WANs and databases and client/server systems.

A STEM-Designated Program

In this program, you’ll master both hard and soft skills: You’ll learn to design, program and administer outstanding computer network systems, database systems and web/mobile applications. You’ll also gain interpersonal skills, develop an understanding of the ethical issues in information sharing, and learn how to reach across disciplines and teams in any organization.

Customize Your Degree With Areas of Concentration

  • Computer Network
  • Application development
  • Data science

Learn to Lead in a Collaborative World

Evaluate an organization’s needs, then translate those needs into systems that work. You’ll thrive in a science career in business, government or the nonprofit sector.

Program Format

Complete this flexible part-time program in two years. Required courses are offered in our EC Flex format. You can attend online, on campus or both. Create a schedule that fits your busy life.

  • One session per week
  • Fall/Spring start dates
  • Completed in 24 months
  • 3 areas of concentration

Optimize Your Career

Apply for the MBA Option, a one-year program that leads to an MBA with a specialization in computer information systems.

Or, if it’s not the right timing for a master’s degree, consider a graduate certificate in application development or in network administration.

The Right People on Your Side

Elmhurst faculty aren’t just experts in their fields—they’re dedicated to expanding your reach, with fieldwork, connections and hands-on experience.

Courses and Sequence

The Master of Science in Computer Information Technology at Elmhurst requires the successful completion of 10 courses for a total of 30 semester hours.

All courses are eight weeks in length. Class schedule is based on program start point and area of concentration. Please contact the program director to plan your courses accordingly. Instructors are always available to meet with individual students, either on-campus or virtually, by appointment.

Required Courses

Course offerings reflect the 2018-2019 Elmhurst College Catalog. One unit of credit equals four semester hours.

MIT 550 Computer Security and Risk Management
MIT 561 Computer Network I
MIT 562 Computer Network II
MIT 567 Cloud Computing
MBA 509 Project Management
MIT 510 Database Management and Data Warehousing
MIT 572 Capstone

Electives (Choose Three)

MIT 520 System Integration and Automation
MIT 565 Internetworking
MIT 566 Virtualization
MIT 541 Human Computer Interaction UI/UX
MIT 543 Web Application Development
MIT 545 Mobile Application Development
MDS 546 Quantitative Methods
MDS 534 Data Mining and Business Intelligence

*Offered online only

Due to the fast-changing nature of computer networking and technology, Elmhurst College reserves the right to modify courses, schedules and program format without advance notice to students.

Admission Requirements

Ready to advance your career?

At Elmhurst College, we try to make the graduate application process as simple—and friendly—as possible.

Applicants for the Master of Science in Computer Information Technology must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college. A general knowledge of computer programming and basics of computer network is expected; otherwise students are expected to take MIT 300.

Prerequisite courses may be recommended for students without a bachelor’s degree in CS/IS or related work experience. The program director will determine the need for and recommend the prerequisites, if needed. The program does not require students to submit graduate examination scores.

Careers and Outcomes

Graduates of the Elmhurst College professional science master’s in computer information systems program have been successful in landing positions at some of the Chicago area’s leading companies.

  • Americaneagle.com
  • CME Group
  • Exelon Corp
  • United Airlines
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Call One
  • GE Healthcare
  • Infinium Capital Management
  • Intentive
  • Synergistic Networks
  • H2O Plus
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Motorola
  • Avanade
  • RR Donnelley

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Do you want to expand your knowledge, update your skills and reach the next level in your career? Our master’s programs are designed to meet the demands of the marketplace.

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