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Information Technology

Northwestern University

M.Sc.
12 months
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52101 USD/year
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The Information Technology program of Northwestern University is uniquely designed for information technology professionals who want to improve and broaden their technical skills, while learning the application of business principles.

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Overview

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.

Career paths

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admissions

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

30 alternative credits

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.
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.
90 (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

  • Online application form
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Educational Background
  • Test Scores
  • Work Experience

Work experience

A minimum of two years of work experience in an IT-related position, in any industry and at any level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52101 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52101 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    52101 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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)

Funding

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