Online M.S. in Computer Information Technology

Elmhurst College

Program Description

Online M.S. in Computer Information Technology

Elmhurst College

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.

Customize Your Degree with Areas of Concentration

  • Computer Network
  • Application development
  • Data science

A STEM designated program

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Computer Information Technology requires the successful completion of 10 courses for a total of 30 semester hours. All courses are 8 weeks in length.

Required Courses

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

Electives (choose three)

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

*offered online only

Program Format

The master of science in computer information technology is a part-time program that can be completed in two years. The core courses are offered in the EC Flex format. Study online, on campus or both.

Admission Requirement

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

MBA Option

Graduates of Elmhurst's master of science in computer information technology are also eligible to apply for the MBA Option, a one-year program that leads to the master of business administration with a specialization in computer information technology.

Graduate Certificates

Elmhurst College offers two graduate certificates. Both can be completed either on-campus through hybrid learning or entirely online.

Application Development

Students must complete the five courses:

  • MIT 541 Human Computer Interaction UI/UX
  • MIT 510 Database management and data warehousing
  • MIT 543 Web Application Development
  • MIT 545 Mobile Application Development
  • MBA 509: IT Project Management

Network Administration

The student must complete five courses:

  • MIT 561 Computer Network I
  • MIT 562 Computer Network II
  • MIT 565 Internetworking
  • MIT 550 Computer Security and Risk Management
  • MIT 567 Cloud Computing

Admission

To apply for a graduate certificate, complete the application for graduate admission and follow the instructions for non-degree students. If you wish to complete the additional five courses to earn the master of science in computer information technology, you must apply following all of the admission requirements for the master's degree program.

What our Graduates Say

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

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

What Americaneagle.com says about Elmhurst grads:

The graduates from Elmhurst: they produce and get stuff done. Ryan McElrath, chief technology officer at Americaneagle.com, a Park Ridge web hosting company with a staff of 165, has hired a half-dozen graduates of the Elmhurst MCIS program as programmers: American eagle uses the Microsoft programming language, ASP.net, and Elmhurst is one of the few colleges that trains its students in Microsoft, so they don’t need much training and can hit the ground running. They’ve been an excellent fit. The people we’ve hired also have common sense and a good work ethic. Elmhurst grads have worked on websites for the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Transit Authority, and Fannie May Candies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 16, 2018
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This course is Online
Start Date
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Aug. 2019
Duration
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Part time
Price
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795 USD
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USA - Elmhurst, Illinois
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