The M.S.T. is designed for experienced teachers or training officers to strengthen their academic background in a rapidly changing discipline. The program, though flexible enough to meet a variety of needs, also requires substantive coursework in the core of computer science. The student, with a faculty advisor, develops a program of study, describes the project, and specifies an elective program, which must be approved by the faculty of the department. The program of study consists of 32 credit hours, at least 20 hours of which must be 500-level courses. It also includes an M.S.T. project that deals with some aspect of computer science or with computer science applied to some other academic discipline. To be awarded the M.S.T. degree, the student must satisfactorily complete the program of study and pass a project defense examination, which consists of an oral defense of the project.
Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.