Take charge of your IT career path.

On average, earning a master’s degree in computer and information science also means an average salary of $97,430.1 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

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

In 2022 alone, more than 755,000 cybersecurity jobs went unfilled.2 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. Retrieved on February 2, 2023, from www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm
2. Retrieved on February 2, 2023, from cyberseek.org/heatmap.html

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April 8
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May 6
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Next start
May 20
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