Technology Graduate Programs

by Mike Hunter

The continued acceleration of technology requisites in today’s workforce has led to a huge gap in qualified talent to fill available jobs. Seven of the top 10 “Best Jobs of 2017” identified by Indeed, the world’s No. 1 job site, are in computer science. To meet this rising need, Northcentral University, an online and graduate-focused university serving professionals globally, recently launched four graduate degree programs within its School of Technology.

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science: This program helps students understand how computers function and communicate from the inside out. After the completion of the 50-month program, students will be prepared to participate in industry and academia as thought leaders, researchers, solutions architects and executive managers.

Master of Science in Computer Science: This program focuses on computer science theory, computing problems and solutions, as well as the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. This 23-month program includes training skills and knowledge directly applicable to solving real-world technical problems.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity: The program curriculum is a balanced combination of theoretical and applied skills knowledge of cybersecurity, preparing students to apply hands-on skills as well as effectively evaluate, identify and prevent security risks, and provide strategic solutions within technology leadership roles.

Master of Science in Information Technology: This program provides students the broad foundational skills and technical expertise required to lead teams in information technology-related roles within private or government organizations. The 23-month program includes education in in core technical areas and electives to personalize the training for specific needs and interests.

To evaluate and align the technology coursework to labor-market needs, NCU has created a technology-focused Program Advisory Council comprised of tech industry stalwarts from information technology, digital media and learning technology.

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