Top Information Technology Graduate Schools

See what sets apart the top graduate schools offering information technology programs. Read on to get an overview of schools and degree programs, including areas of specialization. Schools offering Information Technology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

In 2019, the National Center for Education Statistics reported that there are over 100 schools throughout the nation that offer programs leading to advanced degrees in information technology. You may be able to complete a number of these programs online.

School Overviews

You'll want to consider information technology graduate programs that have received high rankings from U.S. News & World Report. You might look at schools with a good student-to-faculty ratio. Some programs offer a range of study abroad opportunities or chances to attend professional seminars. Your courses should be taught by professors who publish research on a regular basis and have professional IT experience.

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, PA

School Highlight: CMU's Information Technology and Management specialization is ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report as of 2019.

Offered through the Heinz College, CMU offers a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program. The program features four concentrations, allowing students to focus on areas of personal or professional interest. Students with jobs or other time commitments can complete the program online, and the school also offers an evening track so that students can attend on-campus courses without compromising their work schedules.

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) at multiple locations worldwide and online

School Highlight: UMUC boasts divisions in Asia and Europe and has a presence on military installations in over 20 territories and countries.

The Master of Science in Information Technology program at UMUC is designed to provide students with a comprehensive technical understanding of contemporary and emerging technologies in the IT field. The program's curriculum consists of 36 credits of coursework, 15 of which are devoted to required core coursework, with the other 21 credits focused on one of the eight program specializations.

Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN but also at multiple locations throughout Indiana

School Highlight: Purdue University hosts over 30 career fairs each year, including fairs specifically for Purdue Polytechnic majors.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 colleges at Purdue University and offers a Master of Science in Computer and Information Technology program. Students engage in research-oriented coursework that prepares them for leadership positions in both the industrial and academic fields. Students may choose to specialize in study areas such as autonomy, big data and data analytics, bioinformatics, and healthcare computing.

Arizona State University in Mesa, AZ

School Highlight: ASU's 4+1 accelerated program allows students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in just five years.

This accelerated program is offered at the Polytechnic School through ASU's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The program results in a BS in Information Technology, which must be completed on campus and an MS in Information Technology. Internships are available.

Top Information Technology Graduate Schools

Below are three more universities that have top-ranked graduate programs in information technology.

  • Colorado Technical University at multiple campuses in Colorado boasts that U.S. News & World Report ranked CTU's online graduate computer information technology degree program as one of the Best Online Programs for 2019.
  • The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, is an iSchool that offers an integrated Master of Science in Information degree, with the possibility of specializing in two areas.
  • Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Schools may offer multiple specialties in a Master of Science in Information Technology program including informatics, information assurance, database systems technology and homeland security management. Some programs are available online.

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