Master's Programs

Master of Science in computer science

The Master of Science  program provides students with advanced skills and knowledge in software engineering, data science, artificial intelligence and management of computer systems. The skills and knowledge acquired in the M.S. program form good foundations for a career in IT industry or government agencies, education, or continuing education. The Department of Computer Science now offers a path through the Computer Science MS degree program by taking only evening classes. If students are available for day-time classes, they may complete the degree program within one calendar year.


Professional Science Master's (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 MBA for science and technology. In addition to integrating the sciences of health and informatics, the PSM includes business “soft skills” that health care industry leaders are demanding - project management, communications skills, teamwork, etc. A real-world capstone project will place students in the labs and in the workplace laboring directly with industry leaders. This will result in more well-rounded graduates and position them to improve the quality of health care, reduce medical errors and costs, and transform healthcare as it is known in the Charlotte region and beyond.

More information: PSM Health Informatics


Professional Science Master's (PSM) Data Science and Business Analytics

This innovative curriculum is a collaborative effort 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

More information:  PSM Data Science and Business Analytics


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: Design+Comp Charlotte

alumni scholarship fund

The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

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