Computer and Information Technology
The Master's Program in Computer and Information Technology (MCIT), a widely-hailed program, is specifically designed for students and professionals with minimal or no prior computing experience or formal training in computer science. Information technology is revolutionizing our fast-paced, high-tech global society and changing the way we live, work, and do business. It is creating new fields, new industries, and new careers unheard of ten—even five—years ago.
Program Highlights: Access to interdisciplinary institutes, laboratories and centers such as the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science and the Center for Bioinformatics. Opportunities for research projects in CIS and related fields.
Our MCIT program gives you the expertise you need to understand and to succeed in today's highly innovative and competitive workplace. IT graduates can be found in major companies such as Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline, and GE Capital, or pursuing doctoral degrees at major research universities such as Penn and Drexel.
The MCIT Program prepares students and industry professionals who want to begin/advance a career in information technology or prepare for doctoral studies in computer science.
Computer and Information Science MCIT Curriculum
Students must complete a total of ten courses: six core courses and four electives selected from Computer Information Technology and Computer Information Systems course offerings.
Required Core Courses Include:
- Programming Languages and Techniques I-II
- Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
- Introduction to Computer Architecture
- Digital System Organization and Design
- Theory of Computation
Sample Elective Courses
- Internet and Web Systems
- Software Systems
- Database and Information Systems
- Computer and Network Security
- Introduction to Bioinformatics
Upon successful completion of the MCIT program, you may apply to our MSE Program in Computer and Information Science. Six additional graduate courses are required for the MSE-CIS degree.