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Master's Programs

MA Animation

Provides a combination of artistic and technical training that prepares students for a future in 3D character animation, computer game art, or visual effects.

MS Applied Technology

This is a joint degree with The School for New Learning for experienced non-IT managers who wish to acquire advanced technical skills in a highly focused area, in combination with enhanced understanding of the larger organizational, economic, and social contexts within which these technical skills are practiced.

MS Business Information Technology

Provides an understanding of the core principles for the management of information in corporations, health care institutions, and government agencies. Joint degree between CDM and The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

MS Cinema Production

Emphasizes the technical and technology-based topics and practices of digital cinema. Such topics and practices include post-production editing of video and audio, the integration of video and audio, special effects and compute​r-generated imaging, and modes of digital distribution.

MS Computational Finance

Is a joint degree between CDM and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, offering students the skills to approach financial models through a quantitative framework. The program prepares students for careers in the field of quantitative financial analysis in areas including portfolio management, risk management, and financial engineering.

MS Computer Game Development

Is designed for those interested in game development programming at the highest level, including computer science and computer graphics professionals retooling for the game industry.

MS Computer Science

Exposes students to the complete life-cycle of computer application development including abstraction, modeling and algorithm development, leveraging computer systems, programming languages and development frameworks, and software development techniques and processes. It prepares students for a professional career in Software Development or Computer Science Research.

MS Computer, Information and Network Security

Is intended for students who wish to specialize in the security aspects of Information Technology. Students will learn how to design, implement and maintain software systems designed to support security policy and network architecture consistent with mitigating risk and preventing hostile attacks.

MA Digital Communication and Media Arts

Grounded in practice and theory, this degree teaches students how digital technology has affected communication and artistic practices and how to affect future change through the integration of digital technology. This is a joint degree with the College of Communication.

MS E-Commerce Technology

Is designed for those who want to specialize in e-business systems development and management. The program provides flexible, modularized advanced training in e-business systems as well as competencies in Internet application development, advanced Internet technologies, and wireless applications.

MS Human-Computer Interaction

Focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of computer interfaces that are accessible and easy for people to use.

MS Information Systems

Focuses on the planning, development and management of information systems that enable organizations to gain strategic and tactical competitive advantage.

MS IT Project Management

Prepares students for careers leading and managing IT project teams by providing in-depth knowledge of project management skills including risk management, procurement and contract management, time and cost estimating, IT testing, quality assurance, and control.

MS Network Engineering and Management

Trains professionals who meet current industry demands for innovative network designs, and the development of new network applications and services for business enterprises and the network providers that serve them. This program offers theoretical and applied study of the design, configuration and management of converged communication networks

MS Predictive Analytics

Graduates of this program will obtain a variety of skills required for a career in predictive analytics, including the ability to analyze large datasets and to develop modeling solutions to support decision making, a good understanding of the fundamental principles of marketing and customer relationship management, and communication skills to present results effectively to a non-technical business audience. The program aims to prepare students with the required qualifications to become data mining analysts/engineers or predictive modelers.

MS Software Engineering

Provides students with marketable skills in methodologies, techniques, and tools of software engineering. The program encompasses the entire life-cycle of software development including requirements, analysis, design, construction, testing, and project management. Emphasis is placed on current and emerging technologies for engineering large and complex distributed software systems. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, software engineer has been among the fastest growing IT professions in the US.

JD/MS Computer Science Technology

Offers currently enrolled first year law students preparing for careers in intellectual property, in general practice with clients in IT, as in-house counsel in the IT industry, or in government agencies dealing with IT regulation​ opportunity to obtain an MS demonstrating proficiency in a focused area of Computer Science or Information Technology with only one additional year of coursework. Joint Degree between the College of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology and CDM.

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