Master of Science Product Innovation & Computing

The master's in Product Innovation and Computing is offered by the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media with some course work taken from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (KGSB). This STEM degree incorporates the innovation and entrepreneurship processes with computer science, and allows students in the program to recognize broader issues in technology-related problems and understand the business constraints affecting this technology.

We are no longer accepting applications for this degree program. Interested students are encouraged to apply to the MS Computer Science or the MS Software Engineering degree programs.

Degree Requirements

Chicago/Real World Experience

You’ll be equipped to start your own business, build mobile apps, or develop other tech-based products. With 35 Fortune 500 companies and 1871—Chicago’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Center—in the Chicago area, you’’ll make the connections you need to advance your career.

93% of reporting School of Computing master’s graduates were employed, continuing education, or not seeking employment within six months of graduation

$75,000 median salary reported by School of Computing master’s graduates six months after degree completion

KGSB Faculty



Students build a minimum viable product (MVP) using the Lean Startup Model and Business Model Canvas. The class culminates with a pitch to investors through the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center.

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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

DePaul’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center serves as an entrepreneurial hub for students, faculty, alumni, and the broader Chicago business community. The Center advises, inspires, and connects student entrepreneurs from many backgrounds and interests. Programs and events, including workshops, pitch competitions, and seminars, occur frequently on campus and at DePaul’s dedicated space at entrepreneurial tech incubator 1871.

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Online Learning

All CDM courses and several KGSB courses for this degree can be completed entirely online. One hundred percent of the CDM course lectures—from audio and video to whiteboard writing and supplemental materials—are captured and available online.