Master's Degree in Technology

Concentration: Computer Information Technology (MS)

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Computer Information Technology Concentration Overview

Purdue University Northwest’s Master of Science in Technology degree with a concentration in computer information technology prepares students to become leaders in technology disciplines. Our program allows students to pursue an advanced degree in a focus technology discipline, with the flexibility to pursue interdisciplinary interests and develop leadership skills based on ethics and an understanding of global issues affecting technology.

College of Technology

Purdue Northwest’s approach of merging technology with other areas of study and allowing students to customize their course of study means that students in the program can study interdisciplinary and specialized aspects of their fields.

This broad-based, flexible degree produces graduates who can enter the marketplace with a distinct and sought-after advantage.

Computer Information Technology Major Curriculum

This program emphasizes leading-edge computer information technology concepts as well as their strategic application.

Build a foundation with courses in productivity and quality, as well as in your chosen concentration.

Computer Information Technology Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • IT 50700 – Measurement And Evaluation In Industry And Technology
  • IT 50800 – Quality And Productivity In Industry And Technology
  • TECH 64600 – Analysis Of Research In Industry And Technology

Delve deeper into your interest areas through advanced coursework or the option of completing a directed project or thesis.

Computer Information Technology Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • ITS 52000 – Applied Machine Learning
  • ITS 55100 – Principles Of Information Assurance
  • ITS 56000 – Database Management Security

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Computer Information Technology Concentration Highlights

We partner with business, industry and government to give you opportunities to solve real-world problems. Dedicated technology labs with state-of-the-art equipment provide application-oriented learning experiences that give you an edge when you’re seeking internships and jobs.

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Computer Information Technology Concentration Outcomes

No longer can business and industry exist without technology. That’s the philosophy behind the College of Technology’s master’s degree programs, which we launched in 2008.

Now, with more than 200 alumni of these programs, we’ve grown to become a leader in technology education, addressing the growing need for skilled professionals who can solve complex problems and lead technical teams.

David Richter is pictured.

I wanted to go to a smaller school because professors will actually know who I am. I will be David, the guy who sits on the right, not just one person in a class of 250.

Deekshita Reddy Gauravaram

The combined curriculum of technology subjects and management and leadership courses motivated me to choose Purdue University Northwest. Now I am proud to be graduating as a valuable alumni!

– Deekshita Reddy Gauravaram, ’21, M.S., Technology: Computer Information Technology

The MS degree exposed me to areas of the field I normally do not have the chance to gain hands on experience, but work side by side with those teams. The exposure to the other fields of IT personally helps me understand how to solution a problem from end to end.

Kimberly Spoa-Harty
Principal Engineer, United Airlines

The Technology, MS program provided me with a platform which highly supported my passion towards Electrical Engineering and made opportunities available for me to explore the exciting arena of Industrial Automation.

Tanima Zaman
Program Chair, Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Meet the Faculty

Calix

Ricardo A. Calix, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Computer Information Technology and Graphics

Ricardo A. Calix, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Technology at Purdue University Northwest.

Tae-Hoon Kim

Tae-Hoon Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Computer Information Technology and Graphics

Tae-Hoon Kim is associate professor of computer information technology in the department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics. His expertise includes computer network, security and data science.

Michael Tu

Michael Tu, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Information Technology

Michael Tu is a professor of computer information technology and director of the Center for Cybersecurity.

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Earn a Master's Degree in Technology with a Concentration in Computer Information Technology at PNW

Whether you just completed your undergraduate studies or are looking to take the next step to advance your career, Purdue University Northwest’s Computer Information Technology Concentration allows you the ability to level up your skills.

Our graduate studies staff is ready to help you take the next step! Contact us at (219) 989-2257 or grad@pnw.edu to see how PNW  can meet your needs.