The Master Of Computer Science (MCS) Degree Program
The Master of Computer Science (MCS) degree program is a course-only Professional Master's degree program designed for
- Computer science professionals currently working in business, government, and industry who want to advance their careers.
- Recent computer science graduates who want to extend and deepen their knowledge of the field in order to gain a competitive edge in the job market.
- People without a previous degree in computer science who want to prepare for a career as a working computer science professional.
The MCS program provides a conceptual and practical education in computer science by combining a broad core curriculum with user-selected areas of study. Students interested in an especially extensive study of a topic can opt for one of four specializations, in Business, Computer Networking and Telecommunications, Information Systems, and Software Engineering. Students with these specializations take four of their elective courses in their area of specialization.
A full-time student can complete the program in 1 or 1½ years. Graduate CS classes are conveniently offered via on-demand Internet, live interactive TV, and traditional classroom settings. Distance learning students can earn a Master of Computer Science entirely through distance courses, without ever visiting the IIT campus. (MCS/Business students must take their business courses at the IIT Downtown Campus in Chicago.)
In general, to be accepted into an MCS program, prospective students need a bachelor's degree (not necessarily in Computer Science) and are required to submit transcript and possibly GRE and TOEFL scores. For more information about this program, contact Dr. Jim Sasaki