Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

Information Technology - Doctorate


339 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Information Technology - Doctorate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A graduate program designed for IT professionals interested in managing others and advancing up the technical ladder. Unique blend of technology and business courses that prepares one to manage information technology and maximize its functionality in the enterprise. Classes are taught by distinguished faculty from the McCormick School of Engineering, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Law School and the IT industry. This combination of academic and "real world" knowledge can be immediately applied. Founded in 1996, the MSIT attracts IT professionals from around the world who come together at Northwestern University's Evanston campus to learn, network, and share information about IT and its critical role in today's business environment. The program blends information technology and business principles, a diverse student body, academic professors and business executives, and convenient classes to give you just the right balance as you look to further your education and your career. It's a master's degree program with a balance that works in the IT world. Curriculum In today's business environment, the strongest companies gain their competitive edge by striking the perfect balance between their business needs and their IT capabilities. They need workers who understand how to find this balance. Our carefully crafted program blends information technology principles (70 percent of our curriculum) with core business classes (30 percent of our curriculum) to help you make the best IT decisions possible for your company. Structure Twelve course units are required for completion of the degree. The part-time Saturday only option is offered over two years, September to June each year. Saturday class days run from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The full-time option, which is completed in 10 months, requires students to take half of their course load via the EECS department's weekday offerings and half from the Saturday MSIT courses. The MSIT uses a cohort model, where the matriculants in each admit year progress through the program as a group, taking the same classes together, and finishing together. Cohorts offer the ongoing fellowship of others who are experiencing the same academic and personal challenges and rewards.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.

Locale: Midsize City

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