Take charge of your IT career path.

On average, earning a master’s degree in computer and information science also means a 6-figure salary.1 As you decide to make a move in this high-paying and in-demand field, know that you’ll succeed in an evolving career.

Your success as an IT professional depends on your ability to navigate today’s challenges and the ones you’ll face in five or 10 years. With our online M.S. in Computer and Information Science, gain the expertise to stay ahead through foundational coursework and hands-on experience. Through our four customizable pathways and broad range of classes, know you’ll have the skills to flourish in any IT field you work in, including:

  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Database analysis, administration and architecture
  • Information security
  • Mobile computing
  • System and enterprise architecture
  • Software development and software engineering
  • Healthcare information technology

No matter your experience, find yourself ready for a new role with Marquette:

  • Senior risk engineer
  • Senior configuration management analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Senior technical services engineer
  • Lead systems engineer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Business analyst

Why earn your master’s degree?


Salary bump after earning M.S. in Computer and Information Science2


Salary boost for IT professionals with a master’s2


Increase in computer and IT jobs by 20293


Salary boost for developers with a master’s4


Salary boost for business analysts with a master’s2

Make stronger connections.

As a student and alumni, you will have access to Handshake, a nationwide online job board and networking forum. Through this platform, you can search job listings and internship opportunities, as well as schedule interviews, attend virtual career fairs and more. In addition, find helpful career tips and receive direct messages about new jobs and events.

Your IT career in cybersecurity

This year, 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled.5 You can thrive in this IT field by earning our optional cybersecurity focus.

Our online program emphasizes more than book smarts. Here, our graduates develop the real-world skills and expertise needed to be a true asset in protecting individuals, businesses and infrastructure, including power grids, information databases, communications networks, utilities and more. Because of the curriculum path in our online M.S. in Computer and Information Science and Information Assurance and Cyber Defense specialization, Marquette University has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA).


1. Based on a sample of data retrieved from Burning Glass from March 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
2. Source: The Census Bureau's American Community Survey - 5-Year Estimates (2015-2019) - Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) - 2018 OCC: Computer and Information Systems Managers
3. Retrieved on May 24, 2021 from bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm
4. Source: The Census Bureau's American Community Survey - 5-Year Estimates (2015-2019) - Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) - 2018 OCC: Software Developers
5. Retrieved on May 25, 2021 from forbes.com/sites/emilsayegh/2020/09/22/as-the-end-of-2020-approaches-the-cybersecurity-talent-drought-gets-worse/?sh=393039aa5f86

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March 31
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