Pursue a dynamic graduate education from the
Department of Software & Information Systems at UNC Charlotte
Located in the #1 Best Place for IT Professionals
Ranked #16 Best Master's in Computer & Information Science for post-graduation earning potential
Gain advanced knowledge and skills you can immediately use in your career
Our Master's degree programs in the Department of Software & Information Systems are designed to accommodate working professionals, offering evening and online classes for both full-time and part-time students. For those looking to establish or advance their careers in Cybersecurity and Information Technology, our students benefit from state-of-the-art research labs and strong collaborations with industry networks, which contribute to our 95% job placement rate.
Learn more about our Master's degree programs below.
MS Information Technology
The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) at UNC Charlotte offers a wide selection of courses in Information Technology and Software Engineering with an emphasis on designing information technologies that deliver integrated, secure, reliable, and easy-to-use services. 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.
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.
The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is designed to equip students with the latest knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and privacy, including a funamental 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. We offer a wide range of security courses, including computer forensics, penetration testing, cryptography, ethics and policy, usable security, security analytics, and more.
Current areas of concentration include Network Security, Secure Software Development, and Emerging Technologies.
Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Information Technology
The Design Computation Dual Master's in Architecture and Information Technology (DesComp) 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 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.
Learn more by navigating through our pages in the left-hand column. You are also invited to attend one of our CCI Graduate Programs Information Sessions.