• Master’s
  • Computer and Information Technology (MCIT)

Computer and Information Technology (MCIT)

Overview

The Master’s of Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) is a widely hailed program, specifically designed for students and professionals with minimal or no prior computing experience or formal training in computer science. Information technology is revolutionizing our fast-paced, high-tech global society…changing the way we live, work, and do business; creating new fields, new industries and new careers unheard of ten, or even five, years ago.

This program gives you the expertise you need to understand and to succeed in today’s highly innovative and competitive workplace. It benefits students and industry professionals who want to begin or advance a career in information technology or prepare for doctoral studies in computer science.

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Post Graduation

Our graduates emerge from the program as well-rounded and versatile individuals and find themselves in a prime position in the job market. MCIT alumni have outstanding placement records. Many students find internships in the summer between their first and second year of study; in many cases, these internships lead to full-time employment offers.

Our Students

MCIT students typically have undergraduate degrees and backgrounds in fields other than computer science. There is a good mix of students who enter the program with no prior experience in IT or programming and those who have some prior preparation or are already working in the IT field. They take the MCIT degree program to prepare for rapid entry into the IT industry, or to improve and strengthen their working knowledge as an industry professional.

Student Stories

Theresa Breiner: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni

This is part of our series of articles, written by Penn Engineering alumni, about their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is written by Theresa Breiner, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Penn Arts & Sciences and a master’s degree in Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) from Penn Engineering in 2016.


Sarah Gray: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni

This is part of our series of articles, written by Penn Engineering alumni, about their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is written by Sarah Gray, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Haverford College and a master’s degree in Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) from Penn Engineering in 2012.


Priyanka Vergadia: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni

This is part of our series of articles, written by Penn Engineering alums in their own words, of their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is written by Priyanka Vergadia, who graduated with a master’s in Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) degree in 2011.