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Information Technology

University of North Carolina Charlotte

M.Sc.
24 months
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10228 USD/year
3511 USD/year
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About

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. 

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Overview

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.

Students entering the MSIT program are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning and have acquired substantial experience in studying, applying, or developing information and computing technology. Such experience may be developed by completing an undergraduate major in a discipline related to information technology, including but not limited to, business information systems, computer engineering, computer science, data communication, information management, information technology, mathematical and physical sciences, and software engineering. For applicants who have an undergraduate major not directly related to computing, the experience may be acquired through work, professional training, or further education such as post baccalaureate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Privacy 
  • Cloud Data Storage 
  • Personalization and Recommender Systems 
  • Network Science 
  • Knowledge-Based Systems 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Visual Databases 
  • Advanced Topics in Database Systems 
  • Advanced Topics in Knowledge Discovery in Databases 
  • Intelligent Information Retrieval 
  • Big Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage 
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics 
  • Managing IT-Enabled Business Processes and Systems 
  • Design Concentration
  • Mobile Application Development 
  • Interaction Design Studio 
  • Rapid Prototyping Design Patterns 
  • User-Centered Design and Evaluation 
  • Usable Security and Privacy 
  • Complex Adaptive Systems 
  • Visual Analytics
  • Introduction to Game Design and Development 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prerequisites, where applicable, as indicated by specific master’s program criteria. 
  • A Statement of Purpose (essay) submitted online as part of the application submission process.
  • At least three Recommendation Forms from persons familiar with your academic and/or professional qualifications.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all academic work attempted beyond high (secondary) school can be used for admission review.
  • Official agency reports of satisfactory Test Scores (GRE/GMAT/MAT) no older than five years from date of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10228 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3511 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3511 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

  • Levine Scholars Program 20 scholarships estimated at $105,000 per in-state student and $155,000 per out-of-state student.
  • Crown Scholars Program awards $19,000 annually for tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses and a $5,000 stipend for University-approved study abroad.
  • The Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program awards an annual renewable merit scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board; Up to $6,000 professional development allowance for an undergraduate summer research experience or internship.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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