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M.S. in Computer Information Technology

Master the Systems at the Center of It All

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

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

Ali Ghane, program director, talks about how you can jumpstart your career with a master of science in computer information technology from Elmhurst.

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.

Flexible, to Fit Your Life

We understand busy—this is a graduate degree on your terms. Our EU Flex format is a combination of online and on-campus classes. These programs run simultaneously, and online students are welcome to visit our campus for classes or meetings. In addition, all lectures are recorded and so you can customize your studies to your schedule and your priorities.

Program Format

Complete this flexible part-time program in two years. Required courses are offered in our EU 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.

With the skills and knowledge they acquire, our grads are immediately in demand—and they make a difference on day one.

Ali Ghane, Program Director

Ali Ghane, MSEE, MSBE

Associate Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems; Program Director, M.S. in Computer Information Technology
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

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