Computer Science

MS in Computer Information Technology

Offered jointly by the departments of Computer Science and Computer Electronics & Graphics Technology, the Master’s in computer information technology positions graduates to pursue such careers as: database administrator, network engineer, operations analyst, and business systems analyst. Or use your degree as a solid foundation for doctoral work in CIT.

What's Distinctive about CCSU’s Master’s of Science in Computer Information Technology?

Developed to prepare information technology (IT) practitioners for the 21st century, the MS CIT program integrates multiple disciplines of the IT field, including computer science, management information systems, and networking and telecommunications, providing students with a broad and deep understanding of the field's theoretical and conceptual structure as well as the skill-based expertise needed to excel. Students also will be able to conduct and present applied research through a research team project, further enriching their real-world experience.

Students choose from two specializations according to their interests and career goals: Computer Science or Networking & Telecommunications Technology. Both programs are application-based, ensuring that students will be expertly prepared for IT careers. And in both programs students learn to conduct and present applied research through collaborative projects reflecting real-world applications.

Computer Science

Computer Science is focused on the study of algorithms, the software that implements them, the properties of computers and the processes for creating these technologies.This specialization provides in-depth understanding of database concepts, artificial intelligence, programming, operating system design, high-performance computing.

Networking & Telecommunications Technology

The Networking & Telecommunications Technology specialization enables students to develop expertise in electronic communications, microcomputers, network administration and security, industrial operations management, and lean principles.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work. Applicants must submit a graduate application along with official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions.

Additional Materials Required

Applicants must submit a resume and two letters of recommendation to be used in reviewing CIT-related work. At least one letter of recommendation must come from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s work experience; the second letter may be from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s academic ability and commitment. All additional materials should be sent to the MS-CIT Director’s office, Maria Sanford Hall, Room 303, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 06050.

Courses & Capstone Requirements

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