Computer Information Technology, MS

Central to Accomplishing Technological Success.

Prepare for an exciting, in-demand career with a Central MS in Computer Information Technology. Gain breadth and depth of knowledge in theoretical and conceptual structure while developing skill-based expertise. Comprehensive program designed for students of any academic background.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August
  • 33-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Financial aid is available
  • No GMAT/GRE required

Program Options

Gain proficiency in database concepts, artificial intelligence, programming, operating system design, and high-performance computing.

Enables students to develop expertise in enterprise network systems and administration, security, emerging IT technologies, telecommunications, and industrial operations management.

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Networking & Telecommunications Specialization Contact

Shushan Zhao
Associate Professor
Computer Electronics & Graphics Technology
Cybersecurity | BS
Applied Innovation Hub

CS Specialization Contact

Neli Zlatareva
Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science
Maria Sanford Hall

Central’s Computer Information Technology MS program provided me with a deeper understanding of the core concepts in Computer Science which is the foundation for any field related to Computer Science. A wide variety of elective courses exposed me to different topics within Computer Science (i.e., Artificial Intelligence, Compiler Design, Distributed Computing, etc.) that helped me decide the career to pursue after graduation. The final projects for each course and the Master’s thesis allowed me to apply the theoretical knowledge to build meaningful applications. The faculty in the CIT department was kind enough to collaborate and guide me in publishing two research papers during my time at Central. I’m very grateful to Central for offering such a well-designed program and the faculty who helped me throughout the program.

Devansh Amin
MS ’20

Did You Know?

Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Theoretical and conceptual mastery of a broad base of computer science, and networking and telecommunication skills required for successful careers in the IT field. 
  2. Application-based mastery of a broad base of computer science and/or networking and telecommunications skills required for successful careers in the IT field. 
  3. The ability to conduct and present research through a research team project.