Why earn your master’s in information technology online?

Our online M.S. in Computer and Information Science stands apart from other online graduate programs. From start to finish, the online experience at Marquette University is designed for your success. Among today’s top online master’s in information technology programs, we’re ranked No. 4 for student engagement, which means our instructors make a point of being responsive and accessible in and out of class. We’re also ranked in the top 18 for providing an online program that provides valuable financial, technical and career support.1

At Marquette, you’ll study the same master’s in information technology curriculum, presented by the same faculty as the on-campus program. The online option simply offers a flexible alternative that’s more convenient for working professionals or those with other significant responsibilities who are pursuing the program for immediate skills development and long-term career advancement. You may also decide to enroll online on a part-time basis to balance time among your commitments without having to commute back and forth to campus.

Whether you’re a newcomer to the field or an experienced professional, you’ll still develop essential skills and master the latest technologies in the field. Our program is designed for you to mix and match courses and build the curriculum that suits your career goals. We accomplish that through a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous classes, meaning you take some courses when it’s convenient for you. Other classes will require you to meet virtually with your instructor every week. Through this blend of courses, you can take advantage of the flexibility of an online degree and still have the face-to-face experience to fully master the skills for a successful IT career.

Top reasons to get your information technology master’s online:

  • Collaborate with and learn from students of all different backgrounds and professional experiences
  • Participate in lectures from your home or wherever you are
  • Attend “field trips'' specific to your areas of interest and geographic location
  • Network with local professionals via faculty connections
  • Benefit from on-demand access to learning materials for study and review
  • Apply newly gained practical skills and theoretical knowledge to your current role


Best online student engagement for an online IT program1


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Dr. Kaczmarek on Marquette’s Online Master’s in Computer and Information Science

Director of The Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense and Director of our Graduate Studies M.S. in Computer and Information Science program, Dr. Thomas Kaczmarek, discusses how Marquette’s program stands apart because it prepares students for a variety of in-demand roles in a wide range of computing fields.

Learn more about Marquette's online Master’s in Computer and Information Science.

We do online differently

At Marquette, you will take all of your classes through Desire2Learn (D2L), an intuitive online learning management system designed to foster collaboration between you, your peers and your professors. Plus, D2L, along with other Marquette technology are accessible on mobile devices. Courses are carefully created by our expert faculty members alongside a skilled team of instructional designers, keeping universal design principles in mind and a focus on the student experience. Our designers work to provide inclusive and equitable learning experiences for our students and ensure that courses meet federal regulations for accessible technology.

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When you complete your information technology master’s online you’ll still earn the same diploma as if you were on our Milwaukee campus. That means you’ll go forth in your computing career with the respect of a revered, accredited institution. Earn a computer and information science master’s that teaches you more than technical skills when you earn your degree from a university with more than a century-long history of Jesuit education in leadership, service and ethics. Join an alumni organization of nearly 110,000 members worldwide to make connections, find opportunities and continue to Be The Difference, long after you’ve completed your degree.
When you're choosing Marquette you’re choosing to have the top of the line and you’re choosing to have a whole support network that you really don't get anywhere else. If there’s an issue or as soon as you feel you need a little extra help or guidance, the professors are there and the grad assistant is there so that they can help you and guide you toward a solution. Marquette is not just a school. You will have an experience where you feel like people genuinely care about you - and it’s because they do.
Denise Slate, Cyber Threat Intel Analyst, Marquette M.S. in Computing ‘21

Resources and support for the information technology master’s online

Every Marquette online student is paired with a Student Success Coordinator upon admission who can help you through the unique challenges of online graduate education. Your Coordinator can guide you through enrollment, managing credit requirements and choosing electives, set up a learning plan, troubleshoot technical issues with the learning management system and more.

Plus, computer and information science students have remote access to specialized hardware and software in Marquette’s many computer science laboratories. This includes labs with high performance computers, cybersecurity tools, machine learning, operating systems, databases, statistical analysis, virtual machines, and software development tools.

In addition, you’ll be able to tap into all the typical on-campus student resources. Explore the latest in computing publications and borrow ebooks from the Raynor Memorial Libraries. Consult with a librarian or get writing assistance from the Ott Memorial Writing Center. Get help searching for jobs, crafting your resume and preparing for interviews through the Career Services Center while you are a student and after graduation. You can also join virtual events from the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality,

As a master’s in information technology student, don’t forget to check out the Marquette chapters of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Students pursuing any pathway can also attend online workshops and learn with the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

What makes us different

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How we support you

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What you’ll learn

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Earning your M.S. in Computer and Information Science is the first step to getting ahead in your career. With Marquette University’s master’s of information technology online, know that you’ll gain the knowledge and the support to be a success in the IT field without putting your full-time role on hold.

Priority application deadline
July 15
Fall 2024 term
Application deadline
August 12
Fall 2024 term
Next start
August 26
Fall 2024 term
  1. Retrieved on March 5, 2024, from usnews.com/education/online-education/marquette-university-OCIT0079/computer-information-technology
  2. Retrieved on February 9, 2022, from usnews.com/best-colleges/marquette-university-3863/overall-rankings
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