Master of Science in Information Technology

Why an MSIT Degree?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment opportunities in information technology (IT) will be among the fastest growing in the U.S. for many years to come.

KU's Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) is now proudly offering a new Master's of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree. The new degree program is motivated by the above statement and is a direct response to the opportunities and challenges presented by the ever expanding information technologies as it relates to economic growth of the Kansas City metropolitan area and the State of Kansas.

The MSIT program will uniquely blend graduate courses in computer science (e.g., database management systems, information retrieval, programming languages), Internet engineering, information security, and software engineering and management to offer advanced education (combined with applied research opportunities) in contemporary information technology (IT) - a kind of hybrid knowledge and expertise that is essential in making important IT decisions and contributions.

The program is aimed both at practitioners seeking to enhance and upgrade their technical knowledge, and at recent graduates in computing sciences, business information systems, and other information technology related disciplines who wish to pursue advanced studies.

The educational opportunities offered by the new degree will help the recent graduates and existing high-tech practitioners gain advanced knowledge, hence improved productivity and enhanced competitiveness. In the long-term, the educational varieties and its related applied research opportunities will help the area industries to more effectively retain their existing IT infrastructures and encourage their expansion.

NOTE: Two new certificate degrees in (1) Information Security and (2) Software Engineering

The MSIT and the two new graduate certificate degrees reflect the KU mission statement and its commitment to offer high quality professional programs to serve the workforce, economic and community development needs of the region.

Please note: the MSIT programs is one of the graduate degree programs offered by the EECS Department. We have developed this website as a convenience for the IT students and visitors to facilitate quick access to the most relevant information they may need. For the full range of departmental degree programs (undergraduate, Master's, and two Ph.D. degree programs), please visit the main EECS website.

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