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Master of Science in Information Technology

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The Master of Science degree in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.) is designed for IT professionals in the Kansas City area. Courses are offered in the evening on the Edwards Campus, which is conveniently located in Johnson County. The M.S.I.T.  program is intended for students who have a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, or a related field who enter the program for advanced studies, or for those who seek additional academic studies for professional growth or career advancement. A student with good preparation in some other field of engineering, mathematics, business, or science may qualify by taking appropriate additional undergraduate courses. Such courses normally do not count toward the graduate degree. A list of specific prerequisite courses for the M.S. in Information Technology degree is available in the graduate office or on the website.

Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in information technology, computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, or related discipline are required to have a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience in I.T. Applications without an undergraduate degree in a computer-related field must have 4 years of relevant professional work experience in I.T. The professional work experience requirement may be waived for recent graduates with an undergraduate degree in I.T. Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge of programming via experience or equivalent coursework in data structures and a modern programming language. As an applicant for a technology-based degree that requires probability, statistics, and advanced algebra, an applicant must be able to demonstrate sufficient mathematics aptitude via academic background, GRE scores, or work history.

The application deadline for fall admission is March 1. For full consideration for fellowships and assistantships, a complete application packet should be submitted by January 1. The deadline for spring admission is October 1. See Graduate Studies for the application procedure and fees.

Application materials

  • Application
  • GRE scores (school code 6871)
  • Statement of objectives and resume
  • Official transcript
  • Letters of recommendation
  • TOFEL scores (international students)
  • Financial statement (international students only)

Submit all supporting documents and your graduate application online.

The University of Kansas
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Graduate Office
Eaton Hall
1520 W. 15th Street, Suite 2001E
Lawrence, KS 66045-7605

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