Computer, Data & Information Science Graduate Programs

With a flexible, modular design including certificate programs and stackable credits, CCI’s master’s level programs ensure success for students of all backgrounds and career aspirations. With our flexible offerings, including in person, online, and hybrid programs, CCI has the right program for you whether you are looking to advance in your current role or take your career in an exciting new direction.

Our comprehensive suite of master’s level programs prepare our students to be successful in the most in-demand sectors driving the 21st Century information economy. In addition, CCI offers a wide range of job-oriented, stackable certificates that provide industry driven, skills-based training while also serving as a pathway to MS-level programs for those who lack a strong educational or professional background in the desired field.

Explore our programs below and decide which path is right for you, then contact us to take the next step in advancing your information and technology career.

 

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)

    What do you learn?

    Our Master’s in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning offers a comprehensive understanding a range of theoretical and applied artificial intelligence and machine learning topics and algorithms.

    Who is it good for?

    The MS in AI and Machine Learning is for students with a background in computing who are interested in building on their existing quantitative skills to become leaders in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    Is there a pathway of study for students without a strong background in computer science?

    Our suite of computing programs is designed to support multiple pathways to success. For those without a strong undergraduate background in computing, our Graduate Certificate in Computer Science can serve as an introduction and entry point to the MS in AI and Machine Learning program.

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  • Business Information Technology (Business IT)

    What do you learn?

    Our Master’s in Business Information Technology prepares students for work related to applying information technology in organizations, and specifically emphasizes how information technology is managed in an organizational environment.

    Who is it good for?

    Drexel's Business Information Technology master's and stackable certificate programs are designed for students who have either a technical or business background with relevant work experience to gain experience in information technology and management.

    What can you do after?

    Business Information Technology students gain an in-depth understanding of how to apply technology to business problem-solving. Our stackable graduate certificate model offers a flexible pathway that allows students to customize the program to their academic and professional goals.

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  • Computer Science

    What do you learn?

    Our Master’s in Computer Science offers a multidisciplinary and in-depth understanding of applied algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, high-performance computing, and networking.

    Who is it good for?

    The MS in Computer Science is for students with a background in computing looking to sharpen their skills. The program places equal emphasis on theory and practice to prepare students for top professional positions.

    Is there a pathway of study for students without a strong background in computer science?

    Our suite of computer science programs is designed to support multiple pathways to success. For those without a strong undergraduate background in computing, our Graduate Certificate in Computer Science can serve as an introduction and entry point to the MS in Computer Science program.

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  • Cybersecurity

    What do you learn?

    Drexel’s Cybersecurity graduate program is an interdisciplinary degree which consists of core courses designed to build theoretical foundations in computer networking, mathematics, policy, ethics, privacy and legal issues along with electives in specialized technical areas.

    Who is it good for?

    Drexel's Cybersecurity program is designed for students with backgrounds in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering or other related technical fields.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Cybersecurity degree can open the door to careers in cryptanalysis, cryptography and security engineering.

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  • Data Science

    What makes CCI’s Data Science Graduate Programs special?

    CCI’s comprehensive suite of industry-responsive Data Science programs are designed with the student experience in mind. First class, skills-based training is offered in a flexible format that can be tailored to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals. With stackable certificates and a dynamic, interdisciplinary MS in Data Science, our Data Science programs will help you break into one of today’s hottest and fastest growing career fields.

    Who are Data Science programs good for?

    Whether you are looking to enhance your current role or seeking a career change, anyone with good quantitative abilities can pursue a data science certificate or master's degree. Designed for students with no prior background in data science, the MS in Data Science program aims to make you workplace-ready by combining foundation knowledge, applied training and computational problem-solving to help you excel in the field. For those wishing to customize their graduate education, CCI offers a variety of stackable certificates in data science which, upon completion, you can apply toward the MS in Data Science.

    Is there a pathway of study for students without a strong background in computing or data science?

    Our suite of Data Science programs is designed to support multiple pathways for students with a wide variety of backgrounds. For those without a strong undergraduate background in computing, our Introduction to Data Science and/or Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science can serve as an introduction and entry point to the MS in MS in Data Science program. For those with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, the Graduate Certificate in Computational Data Science is a more technically rigorous program that stands on its own and functions as a gateway to the MS in Data Science or MS in Computer Science programs.

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  • Digital Content Management

    What do you learn?

    The MS in Information - Digital Content Management (DCM) degree program prepares students for a range of information and data-oriented professional careers centered around critical knowledge management skills. Students in the DCM program become proficient digital content managers and gain first-hand experience working with basic and large scale content management systems and addressing real world digital content management challenges through a capstone experience.

    Who is it good for?

    Our Digital Content Management master's degree appeals to students of all backgrounds who are interested in advancing skills and knowledge aimed at creating, managing and leveraging digital content.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Information - Digital Content Management degree provides students with the knowledge and real-world skills to excel in a career in knowledge management, and open the door to job positions such as data manager, digital asset manager, knowledge engineer, or data taxonomist.

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  • Health Informatics

    What do you learn?

    Drexel’s MS in Health Informatics prepares health professionals to exercise leadership in an increasingly patient-centered and data-driven environment. Our graduates leave Drexel with an understanding of both information systems and healthcare delivery.

    Who is it good for?

    This program is ideal for healthcare professionals interested in improving their organization’s use of informatics and for information technology specialists seeking careers with biomedical or health organizations.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Health Informatics degree can open the door to careers in medical information and electronic medical record keeping.

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  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) & User Experience (UX)

    What do you learn?

    Drexel’s MS in Information - Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX) degree program curriculum enables students to create technologies that support and complement human needs and abilities in contexts such as work, wellness, home, entertainment and artistic expression.

    Who is it good for?

    Our Human-Computer Interaction and UX graduate major in the MS in Information program appeals to students of all backgrounds who are interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of human-computer interface design.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Information degree can open the door to information- and data-oriented leadership positions. Graduates of the MS in Information - HCI/UX program are prepared for a range of careers related to user experience research, interface design and software development.

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  • Library and Information Science

    What do you learn?

    Drexel’s ALA-accredited Library & Information Science graduate major in the MS in Information program prepares students for professional leadership positions and careers in libraries, archives, museums and information organizations of all types. The LIS major provides an interdisciplinary and technology-rich approach to information and its applications.

    Who is it good for?

    Our Library and Information Science program degree appeals to students of all backgrounds interested in becoming an information professional in libraries, archives, museums, corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and other information-intensive environments.

    What can you do after?

    Our LIS graduates are passionate about advancing knowledge, embracing lifelong learning, manifesting social responsibility and community outreach, and leading the LIS field as practitioners and scholars. Graduates of the LIS program hold titles such as associate editor, chief information officer, digital archivist, government records analyst, library systems and applications developer, competitive intelligence analyst, information architect and knowledge management specialist.

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  • Information Systems

    What do you learn?

    Students in our Master’s in Information Systems will learn about information system business requirements, software design and management, data-oriented informatics and user experience design.

    Who is it good for?

    Our MSIS program is designed both for students with no prior background in information systems who would like an education in the latest innovative methods in data analysis and information systems, and those with knowledge of information systems who wish to refresh and update their technical design and analysis skills.

    What can you do after?

    A Master’s in Information Systems degree can open the door to careers in cybersecurity, data science and software development.

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  • Software Engineering

    What programs are offered in Software Engineering?

    Drexel’s Master’s of Software Engineering program provides a foundational knowledge of key software engineering topics such as software design and architecture, engineering management, and systems analytics. The College also offers new, stackable certificates in Software Management and Software Architecture (enrolling fall 2021).

    Who is it good for?

    The MS in Software Engineering degree is for students who are interested in the design, development and testing of software systems.

    Can I study Software Engineering if I don't have a strong background in computing?

    Our suite of computing programs is designed to support multiple pathways to success. For those without a strong undergraduate background in computing, our Graduate Certificate in Computer Science can serve as an introduction and entry point to the MS in Software Engineering program.

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  • Continuing Education Programs

    What do you learn?

    CCI continuing education programs offer educational experiences beyond the master's degree to students who wish to update their education or develop new expertise in the computing and information science fields.

    Who is it good for?

    Our continuing education programs are open to students already holding an advanced degree in areas such as library science, computer or information science, information systems, instructional technology, software engineering or other appropriate degrees from a suitable, accredited program.

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Dual Master's Degree Programs

Graduate students already enrolled in a master's degree program at Drexel have the opportunity, through the dual master's program, to work simultaneously on two CCI master's degrees and to receive both upon graduation.
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