The Information Technology program of Northwestern University is designed for IT professionals with experience in the workplace, the program's unique blend of technology and business courses, a diverse student body, and coursework taught by academic professors and business executives prepares its graduates to strategically plan, implement, and manage information technology systems in a broad range of industries.
Each year, Northwestern MSIT welcomes a diverse group of talented students into this competitive cohort-style program, forming a creative and collaborative environment. Students vary in age, experience, nationality, education, industry, and position. The diversity of perspective, experience, and knowledge helps broaden students' outlook on the IT world and helps influence the education they receive both inside and outside the classroom.
The MSIT program is housed within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering. Nationally, the engineering school is ranked 20th, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering graduate programs are ranked 23rd and 18th, respectively. MSIT professors are pulled from these selective programs as well as other highly ranked programs at Northwestern.
Graduates of the MSIT program are well-prepared for immediate employment in a variety of professional industries. Graduates from the part-time program, having been employed while pursuing their degree, are often promoted during the program or upon graduation. Full-time students have enjoyed a 90%+ employment rate before program completion. Graduates have received offers to work for data-savvy organizations such as Microsoft, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP, and Abbott Laboratories, among others.
- Fundamentals of Communication Systems
- Computer Systems: Architecture, Organization & Software
- Data Science for Business Intelligence
- Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis
- Networks: Applications, Principles & Protocols
- IT Risk Management
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences Data Science & Big Data View 195 other Masters in Data Science & Big Data in United States
- Online application form
- Two recommendation letters
- Educational Background
- Test Scores
- Work Experience
A minimum of two years of work experience in an IT-related position, in any industry and at any level.
International52101 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 52101 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National52101 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 52101 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
- per year: $52,101 (full-time students)
- per course: $6,284 (part-time students)
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.