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Earn a top-ranked computing technology degree online.

Choose hands-on projects, cutting-edge best practices and experienced instructors who are readily available to help when you need it. Our online M.S. in Computing is defined by a single goal: providing you with the skill sets that are directly applicable to your career.

Join an in-demand field.

With the flexible program design in our online M.S. in Computing, you’ll gain the experience and qualifications to succeed in any one of today’s top IT and cybersecurity roles. From machine learning to engineering to cybersecurity, today’s information technology field is facing an unprecedented shortage of experienced professionals. By 2029, it’s expected to outpace other industries with 11% growth.2

With us, you can meet that need while also growing your earning potential. Graduates from master’s programs are earning six-figure salaries on average3 in roles like software engineer, lead systems engineer, business analyst, and senior risk engineer.

Program details

  • Complete in as few as 2 years
  • 3 starts through the year: fall, spring and summer
  • Part-time and full-time course loads available
  • Optional career-changer pathway for industry newcomers
  • Optional cybersecurity focus

14%

Salary boost for IT professionals with a master’s4

14%

Salary boost for developers with a master’s5

24%

Salary boost for business analysts with a master’s4

Make a new start in a fast-growing field.

For those with no experience in IT, getting started in the tech industry can feel like a challenge. In our online master's program, the career-changer pathways are designed to meet the needs of newcomers to this fast-paced field. Instead of taking prerequisite classes or a tech bootcamp before applying, you’ll learn from a trusted institution—entirely online. In one 7-credit-hour course, you can learn the foundations of computing, master tools that are essential building blocks of the industry and better understand the culture that fuels this unique and evolving field.

Meet today’s cyber defense needs.

By the end of 2021, as many as 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled.6 At Marquette, we’re hoping to change that.

Our cybersecurity focus prepares you to meet this growing demand. Our Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (IACD) Specialization has been named an Academic Center of Excellence by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We’re among the select colleges and universities who have been recognized for the depth of its cybersecurity curriculum and leadership within the field. Through our two pathways, both beginners and experienced IT professionals can become true cyber defense experts.

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Find a face-to-face experience online.

When you’re ready to make the commitment to earn your master’s degree, know that you’re choosing a program with small class sizes, responsive instructors and an experience tailored for your needs as a working professional and an online student.

Our online M.S. in Computing is built for your success. With part-time and full-time course loads available, you can take full advantage of Marquette University without putting your career on pause. Just as important, you’ll experience a rewarding program that will set you up as a true leader in information technology. We’ve been recognized with a 96% score for the financial, technical and career support we offer online and remote learners.1

Customize your degree.

You’re earning your computing degree online for a reason. At Marquette, we want to help you meet your goals, without wasting time. That’s why we offer four different pathways for our online M.S. in Computing, so we can meet you where you’re at in your career and tailor our curriculum to your needs:

  • M.S. in Computing­
  • M.S. in Computing (Cybersecurity Focus)­
  • M.S. in Computing for Career Changers­
  • M.S. in Computing for Career Changers (Cybersecurity Focus)

No matter which one you decide to pursue, you will still gain the skills to tackle today’s complex IT challenges. You’ll be able to take advantage of our wide-ranging course topics with the added flexibility of a part-time or full-time course load.

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Get to know the experts.

Our online M.S. in Computing is not an average online degree. As one of the top-ranked online master’s programs in IT in the country, we know that the flexibility of virtual classrooms allows you to continue working and still make a needed career change. The key to our success comes from the commitment of our faculty to the online program.

We’re No. 2 in Student Engagement among online IT graduate programs.1 Our instructors are committed to seeing you succeed, and that means creating an accessible and rewarding online experience.

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ADMISSIONS DEADLINES

Jun
21
Priority application deadline
June 21
Fall 2021 term
Aug
16
Application deadline
August 16
Fall 2021 term
Aug
30
Next start
August 30
Fall 2021 term
Sources

1.* Retrieved on March 23, 2021 from usnews.com/education/online-education/marquette-university-OCIT0079/computer-information-technology
2. Retrieved on March 24, 2021 from bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm
3. Based on a sample of data retrieved from Burning Glass from March 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
4. 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
5. Source: The Census Bureau's American Community Survey - 5-Year Estimates (2015-2019) - Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) - 2018 OCC: Software Developers
6. Retrieved on March 24, 2021 from forbes.com/sites/emilsayegh/2020/09/22/as-the-end-of-2020-approaches-the-cybersecurity-talent-drought-gets-worse/

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