About SIS Master’s Degrees

MS Information Technology

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) at UNC Charlotte offers a wide selection of courses in Information Technology and Software Engineering with an emphasis on designing information technologies that deliver integrated, secure, reliable, and easy-to-use services. These skills form necessary foundations for solving practical problems that arise in business, industrial, governmental, and other organizations, as well as for pursuing doctoral studies in information technologies.

Current areas of concentration include Advanced Data and Knowledge Discovery, Emerging Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Security and Privacy, Information Technology Management, Software Systems Design and Engineering, and Web Development.

MS Cybersecurity

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is designed to equip students with the latest knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and privacy, including a fundamental understanding of common security vulnerabilities of computing and networked systems; the ability to analyze and evaluate the security and privacy risks in information systems and networks; and the ability to design and implement information systems with security controls to minimize security and privacy risks. We offer a wide range of security courses, including computer forensics, penetration testing, cryptography, ethics and policy, usable security, security analytics, and more.

Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Information Technology

The Design Computation Dual Master’s in Architecture and Information Technology (DesComp) is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research, and faculty. Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Information Technology. The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers. This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines.

The curriculum integrates computer science/SIS students and architecture students working collaboratively on tasks that challenge both fields. Early in the curriculum, the cohorts with architecture background and those with computing background will be taking courses to provide basic competency in a new discipline.

Gain advanced knowledge and skills you can immediately use in your career

Learn more by navigating through our pages in the left-hand column. You are also invited to contact the SIS Graduate Program Coordinator.