Master's Programs

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Department of Software & Information Systems at UNC Charlotte

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MS 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, Emerging Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Security and Privacy, Information Technology Management, Software Systems Design and Engineering, and Web Development.

More information is available at MSIT.


MS Cybersecurity

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is designed to equip students with the latest knowledge and skills in Cyber Security and Privacy. Graduates of the program will be employable by both businesses and from increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. The specific objectives of the program include a fundamental understanding of common security vulnerabilities of computing and networked systems; the ability to analyze and evaluate the security and privacy risks in information systems and networks; and the ability to design and implement information systems with security controls to minimize security and privacy risks.

Current concentrations are offered in Network Security, Secure Software Development, and Emerging Technologies.

More information is available at Cybersecurity MS.


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.

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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