No. 18 best online information technology master’s degree1

Stay ahead of evolving technology with the foundational knowledge and skill sets needed to succeed as a leader in computing and information technology. Whether you’re looking to equip yourself with the expertise to adapt to the ever-changing technology landscape, update your skills, stay ahead of the next big cyber threat or you’re looking for a total career change and want to break into a high-demand field, earning an M.S. in Computer and Information Science online can give you the experience and knowledge to determine your own career path.

At Marquette University, you’ll find an information technology master’s degree program available online, recognized for its small class sizes, accessible instructors and academic support. Bringing that face-to-face experience to the virtual classrooms has ranked us the No. 4 online IT degree for student engagement.1 Our committed faculty includes top scholars in cybersecurity, data ethics, data analysis, blockchain and more. You’ll be able to find new opportunities through our faculty’s vast networks, by connecting with your peers and engaging with the resources provided by Marquette’s Career Services Center including resume review, interview practice and job search assistance. Our online M.S. in Computer and Information Science program is not just about earning your degree, it’s about your long-term success.

Marquette graduates are both problem solvers and agents for change. As a Jesuit university, Marquette encourages students to always pursue excellence with a principled mindset, seek out opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary innovation, embrace diversity and foster inclusive communities wherever they go. As future leaders in information technology, computing graduates will navigate moral and safety challenges within software systems that will have an enormous impact on the world. With Marquette’s ethics-minded curriculum, you’ll be ready to take on that responsibility.

Choose a master’s program that helps you reach your goals


Take your skills to the next level

Technology is built to evolve and advance, and IT professionals need to keep up. With a graduate degree in computer and information science, you can develop theory-informed real-world skills. Build your own curriculum and hone in on topics like software and systems development, analytics and AI or IT management. With dozens of courses to choose from all led by esteemed experts in the field, you can build a program that works for your career.


Specialize in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity experts are in high demand and the field is projected to grow 35% over the next decade.2 Our Information Assurance and Cyber Defense specialization can prepare you to take on one of the most promising roles in IT with confidence. Plus, as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, students in this specialization can apply for special DoD scholarships of potentially more than $30,000.

Break into tech without prior experience

Whether you’re aiming for a tech-driven role in your current industry or looking to change fields all together, the career-changer pathway of our information technology master’s degree will give you the lift you need to blaze a new trail. Begin with one 7-credit foundations course led by faculty committed to your success, then embark on master’s level courses choosing the electives that will help shape your new career.

We stand out in online education.


Best online master’s in information technology1


Best online student engagement1


Student to Faculty Ratio3
National Security Agency United States of America; U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Cyber Defense Education Designation awarded from the DHS and NSA

Claim more than $30,000 in scholarship funding

Marquette University has been named one of the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. As a result, students in our online M.S. in Computer and Information Science program are eligible to apply for the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP).

DoD CySP Scholars will receive the full cost of tuition, books (from the institution- or degree-specific required book list, not books which are optional for classes), required fees (including institutionally provided health care), a one-time laptop/computer purchase, travel support to attend a cyber-related conference, and a stipend to cover room and board.

During breaks in their academic studies, DoD CySP Scholars will receive progressive, hands-on experience through internships with their selecting DoD Agency. In addition, upon graduation, scholarship recipients will serve one year of service to the DoD for each year or partial year of scholarship received.


The DoD CySP program is a result of a commitment from the Department of Defense and the United States Congress to support higher education as a means to preparing the DoD workforce to deal with threats against the Department’s critical information system and networks. Its objectives are to:

  • Promote higher education in all disciplines of cybersecurity
  • Enhance the Department’s ability to recruit and retain cyber and IT specialists
  • Increase the number of military and civilian personnel in the DoD with this expertise
  • Enhance the nation’s cyber posture

Blaze a trail in your IT career

Develop practical knowledge to solve real technology problems facing organizations across industries. Take on responsibilities such as application development, integration testing, database security and network infrastructure management. With the information technology master’s degree you can hone your skills and further your IT career in a number of positions, such as an information systems manager, solution architect, database administrator, security engineer, enterprise architect, cyber defense analyst, or chief information officer. Newcomers to the field of computing can start their careers as software engineers, computer programmers, service managers or web developers, or combine their new IT skills with industry expertise to carve out a unique and indispensable position for themselves as a tech savvy business analyst or senior project manager.

Choose our Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (IACD) specialization, which has been instrumental to Marquette University being named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to gain traction in a field with tremendous growth potential. Our specialization can lead you to a new career in incident response, or as an information security analyst, cloud security engineer, incident response analyst, or penetration tester.

No matter the role, Marquette’s computer and information science master’s program equips graduates with essential information technology knowledge to take their careers to the next level and beyond. This is not just a boot camp that teaches you the skills for today. Marquette’s program prepares students with computing and information technology knowledge to seek a career path leading to long-term growth and success.

Why choose an information technology master's degree from Marquette University?

Financial aid opportunities

Online students can continue working full-time while taking classes, but financing a graduate degree can still be challenging. Explore how Marquette University can help make the process easier.
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Flexible, online degree

Through our flexible program pathways, our online computer and information science master’s degree is designed for experienced IT professionals and those new to the field. Learn more about our application process and how we support newcomers through our Career Changer pathway.
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Our dedicated faculty

Our online instructors have been recognized for their research and backgrounds, and in our M.S. in Computer and Information Science program, they have also earned accolades for creating both an engaging online experience and bringing a diverse range of skill sets to the classroom.
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Gain vital skills for a trillion dollar industry.

Choose your path to a rewarding career with the program ranked No. 18 best online master’s in computing and information technology.1 Reinvigorate your career with courses in artificial intelligence, mobile computing and cybersecurity or unlock new opportunities with our Career Changer pathway and explore the possibilities in information technology and other computing fields. Whichever path you choose, you’ll experience the committed support of a nationally recognized institution, a dynamic Department of Computers Science and engaging faculty committed to your success. Take control of your future and contribute to the world of technology with an eye on ethics. At Marquette you’ll receive a holistic, practical education that can broaden your personal and professional potential and graduate poised to lead a limitless life.

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