Masters

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Master of Science in Information Technology

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) at UNC Charlotte, is designed to equip students with advanced skills and knowledge in the planning, design, implementation, testing and evaluation, deployment, maintenance, and management of applications and systems, that embody information and communication technologies for their proper functioning. These skills form necessary foundations for solving practical problems that arise in business, industrial, governmental, and other organizations, as well as for pursuing doctoral studies in information technologies.

The current areas of concentration include: Advanced Data and Knowledge Discovery, Design, Emerging Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Security and Privacy, Information Technology Management, Software Systems Design and Engineering, and Web Development.

 

Health Informatics Professional Science Master

Health Informatics Professional Science Master(PSM) is a collaborative program between the College of Computing and Informatics and the College of Health and Human Services. It is designed to help meet the demand for innovative health information technology professionals who are trained to address mounting challenges facing the healthcare industry.

The PSM program differs from a traditional master’s program in that it is interdisciplinary in its approach, and considered to be the MBA for science and technology. In addition to integrating the sciences of health and informatics, the PSM focuses on business oriented “soft skills” in project management, communication, and teamwork that are essential to successful leaders in healthcare. As part of the degree requirements, a real-world capstone project will place students in a laboratory or a health care provider working directly with industry leaders. This will result in more well-rounded graduates who have mastered necessary skills and knowledge for improving the quality of health care, reducing medical errors and costs, and transforming healthcare as it is known in the Charlotte region and beyond.

More information is available at Health Informatics PSM

 

Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Computer Science or Information technology

The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research, and faculty.  Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology.
The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers.  This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines.

The curriculum integrates computer science/SIS students, and architecture students working collaboratively on tasks that challenge both fields.  Early in the curriculum, the cohorts with architecture background and those with computing background will be taking courses to provide basic competency in a new discipline.

More information is available at Design+Comp Charlotte.

 

Professional Science Master in Data Science and Business Analytics

The Data Science and Business Analytics Initiative (DSBA) at UNC Charlotte is proposed as an industry-university-state partnership, led by the College of Computing and Informatics and the Belk College of Business, with strategic input from the College of Health and Human Services and other academic departments. DSBA provides an effective solution to the challenge of "Big Data" by creating education, training and research programs in data science and analytics integrated with business and industry expertise.

UNC Charlotte is strategically positioned to offer DSBA because of the concentration of large data-intensive industries in its primary service region, including financial services, retail sales and distribution, healthcare, energy, and advanced manufacturing. The education and training programs will be among the earliest and largest initiatives in the nation to integrate data science and analytics with business processes and decision-making. In addition to the collaboration with local data-intensive industries, UNC Charlotte is also prepared to respond to this large workforce demand due to its collaboration with other universities and business partners in the Research Triangle.


More information is available at the DSBA Initiative.

Professional Science Master’s in Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary programs at the intersection of the disciplines of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The degree includes additional training and demonstrated competence in both life science and scientific programming. The program is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. Degrees offered by the Bioinformatic adn Genomics department are designed to prepare students for employment and academia and in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has explored in the past decade.

Collaborative Degree Programs

  • PSM Health Informatics - This groundbreaking curriculum, developed in collaboration between the College of Computing and Informatics and the College of Health and Human Services, is designed to help meet the demand for innovative health information technology professionals who are urgently needed to address the mounting challenges facing the health care industry. The PSM degree differs from a traditional master’s program; it is interdisciplinary in its approach and considered the M.B.A. for science and technology.
  • PSM Data Science and Business Analytics - This proposed degree is a collaboration between the College of Computing and Informatics and the Belk College of Business. It is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of business, computer and information sciences, statistics, and operations research. The program gives students an understanding of business theory and practice as well as deep informatics and analytics skills, providing students with the knowledge and ability to lead in the development, evaluation, and deployment of business analytics and informatics applications.
  • Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology - The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research, and faculty.  Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology. The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers.  This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines. The curriculum integrates computer science/SIS students, and architecture students working collaboratively on tasks that challenge both fields.  Early in the curriculum, the cohorts with architecture background and those with computing background will be taking courses to provide basic competency in a new discipline.