Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

MS in Information Technology



The Master of Science in Information Technology is designed for current and aspiring professionals in charge of developing, implementing, operating, and managing information systems in a variety of organizations. Students in this program will gain a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the industry, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts, and a solid foundation in net-centric computing. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of the telecommunications, media, and information technology sectors.

To achieve depth, students must complete the following:

  • 3 courses within one of the following tracks: Enterprise Information Management, Technology Management, Information Assurance, or Enterprise Networking. (The Enterprise Software Systems track is no longer offered as of summer 2011, and students interested in this area are encouraged to pursue an MS in Software Engineering.)
  • 6 courses that do not need to be in any track: All 400 level Computer Science courses 400+ level CSIS courses (cross listed with the Business School) are allowed. There are also numerous options for independent study, including a programming project, research, or a service-oriented project.
  • 1 required course addressing ethical and social issues in the computing field.

Note that you only need three courses in some track and have six free electives from any 400 level COMP or CSIS course. Be sure to look at the Courses and Schedules page to find links for what specific courses are offered in any one semester or quarter.

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.