2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Technology, MS, Concentration: Computer Information Technology


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The Master of Science in Technology degree offered by Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, Indiana, prepares students to become leaders in technology disciplines. The Computer Information Technology concentration allows students to advance their knowledge in problem solving, machine learning, database design and implementation, information assurance and security and networking technologies.   Students will also develop leadership skills with an understanding of global issues affecting technology and strategically apply what they learn. Graduates of the Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, Indiana. Master of Science in Technology degree will not only understand leading-edge concepts, but also be able to strategically apply them. Designed to allow students to achieve their career objectives, the program is a flexible, coursework based (30-hours) plan of study or directed project (33-hours) or thesis-option (33-hours) may be chosen.

Purdue University Northwest’s approach of merging technology with other areas of study and allowing students to customize their course of study means that students in the program can study interdisciplinary and specialized aspects of their fields. This broad-based, flexible degree produces graduates who can enter the marketplace with a distinct and sought-after advantage.

Program Requirements


Admission Requirements for Degree-seeking Students


Admission will be based on the following criteria and documentation:

  • B.S. from an accredited technology program or related fields.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Official transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended uploaded to application
  • Appropriate experience as documented in a resume.
  • A goal statement or statement of purpose commensurate with the program and faculty strengths.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references (Recommendations from friends or family members are not given weight).
  • GRE is not required for the MS Technology degree, but may be considered for those applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA for unconditional admission.
  • Students who do not meet the requirements for unconditional admission may be considered for conditional admission.
  • International degree-seeking applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores or Purdue Northwest’s English Language Program (ELP). ELP is an academic, intensive English program that aims primarily at assisting international students in developing their English language proficiency to the level needed to pursue their education at Purdue University Northwest. Please see the Graduate Studies website on admissions for required minimum proficiency scores for admission to graduate study

Total 30-33 Credits Required


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