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Illinois Institute of Technology’s Department of Information Technology and Management offers two graduate degrees:

Master of Cyber Forensics and Security - This unique and highly sought after degree combines technology, management and legal issues of cyber forensics and security. Legal courses are offered by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Master of Information Technology and Management (ITM) - With 11 specializations that target specific careers, and more than 65 courses, this degree  offers unparalleled breadth and depth.

The graduate degrees are available to domestic and international students who have earned an undergraduate/bachelor's degree. It is helpful, but not required, that the undergraduate degree is in information technology or a computing field.

Cyber Forensics and Security (This is a separate Master's degree)

11 Career-Focused Graduate ITM Specializations and a General Course of Study:
Computer and Information Security
Data Center Operations and Management
Data Management
Digital Systems Technology
IT Management and Entrepreneurship
Management Information Systems
Software Development
System Administration
Systems Analysis
Voice and Data Communication Technology
Web Design and Application Development
General Course of Study

Certain specializations may be completed completely online by domestic and international students.

Customizable Curriculum
ITM allows you to customize the program to your needs by choosing one of 12 specializations and offering you several options for required courses.

Flexible
ITM is available full-time or part-time for domestic and international students with live, in-classroom and online courses. Some graduate specializations in Information Technology and Management may be completed entirely online.

Credit Hours
The Master of Cyber Forensics and Security degree requires the successful completion of 30 hours (10 courses).

The Master of Information Technology and Management degree requires the successful completion of 30 hours (10 courses).

The Graduate ITM degrees are available to domestic and international students:

Domestic Students
Domestic students are those who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. This includes U.S. nationals living overseas in military or diplomatic zones.

International Students
International students are those who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. permanent residents, regardless of where they are currently living or attending school. This means that U.S. citizens living abroad or in military or diplomatic zones are not considered international students. Foreign nationals attending school in the United States are considered international students.

Master of Cyber Forensics and Security

Creation and management of cyber security, computer forensics, security and protection of computers, networks, and information

30 credit hours.
GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better

At the conclusion of their studies, graduates of the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security degree should be able to:
• Design and implement a comprehensive enterprise security program using both policy and technology to implement technical, operational and managerial controls
• Comprehensively investigate information security incidents and violation of law using computer resources in a manner such that all evidence is admissible in a court of law.
• Technically secure enterprise information assets and resources to deter, detect, and prevent the success of attacks and intrusions.

Core Courses (15 hours)
Required courses
ITMS 538 Cyber Forensics
ITMS 543 Vulnerability Analysis and Control
ITMS 548 Cyber Security Technologies
ITMS 578 Cyber Security Management
LAW 273 Evidence
Note: Core course requirements may be waived upon presentation of evidence of equivalent coursework, certification or experience. Approval of waivers will be made by the student’s adviser or the ITM Associate Chair.

Elective Courses (15 hours) Select at least twelve hours from the following:
Any 500-level ITMS course not listed in required courses above. ITMS 579, Topics in Cyber Security, may be taken more than once.
ITMM 585 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology
ITMM 586 Information Technology Auditing
ITMO 556 Introduction to Open Source Software
ITMT 594 Special Projects in Information Technology
ITMT 597 Special Problems in Information Technology

AND select at least two hours from the following:
LAW 240 National Security Law
LAW 478 Computer and Network Privacy and Security: Ethical, Legal, and Technical Considerations
LAW 495 Electronic Discovery
Note: LAW electives not listed above may be substituted as approved by the student’s adviser or the ITM Associate Chair.

Master of Information Technology and Management

30 credit hours
GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better

At the conclusion of their studies, graduates of this degree should be able to:
• Deliver optimal technical and policy technology solutions for the problems of business, industry, government, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in each student’s particular area of focus.
• Work with, lead, and manage teams in an enterprise environment to collaboratively arrive at optimal technology solutions.
• Manage and deploy information resources applicable to each student’s particular area of focus in an enterprise setting.

All students are required to complete a minimum of three core courses. These core courses will ensure an ability to develop software applications at a competent level using a contemporary programming language; the capability to employ and deploy appropriate system technologies, and a grasp of business development knowledge appropriate to the discipline. Students electing not to complete a specialization must complete at least one course from each of the seven core subject topic areas. Students completing a specialization are required to complete three core courses, selecting one from each of the core subjects. Advisers will assist students in the selection of core courses most relevant to their interests and career goals.

Our specializations are meant to guide students in their course selection, allowing them to focus on a particular area of information technology, depending on their interests, background and career goals; alternative courses in each specialization may be available at the discretion of the student’s adviser.

Core Courses (9-21 hours)

Students not completing a specialization must select 3 hours from each of the following core topics:

  • Programming
  • Application Development
  • Information Systems Technologies
  • Information Technology Architectures
  • Design
  • Management
  • Innovation


Students electing to complete a specialization must select 3 hours from any topic within each of the following core subjects:

  • Software Development
  • System Technologies
  • Business Development


Graduate Core Courses by Subjects and Topics
The following courses comprise the graduate core courses:

Subject: Software Development
   Topic: Programming
   ITMD 510 Object Oriented Application Development
   ITMD 512 Structured and Systems Programming
   ITMD 515 Advanced Software Development

Subject: System Technologies
   Topic: Application Development
   ITMD 553 Enterprise Intelligent Device Applications
   ITMD 554 Mass-Market Intelligent Device Applications
   ITMD 555 Open Source Intelligent Device Applications
   ITMD 565 Rich Internet Applications
   ITMD 566 Service-Oriented Architectures
   ITMT 593 Embedded Systems

   Topic: Information Systems Technologies
   ITMO 533 Enterprise Server System Administration
   ITMO 553 Open Source Server System Administration
   ITMO 556 Introduction to Open Source Software
   ITMS 558 Operating System Security

   Topic: Information Technology Architectures
   ITMO 540 Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet
   ITMO 554 Operating System Virtualization
   ITMS 548 Cyber Security Technologies
   ITMT 535 Data Center Architecture

Subject: Business Development
   Topic: Design
   ITMD 511 Application Development Methodologies
   ITMD 532 UML Based Software Development
   ITMD 534 Human/Computer Interaction
   ITMT 531 Object Oriented System Analysis, Modeling and Design

   Topic: Management
   ITMM 570 Fundamentals of Management for Technology Professionals
   ITMM 571 Project Management for Information Technology Management
   ITMM 574 Information Technology Management Frameworks
   ITMM 575 Networking & Telecommunications Management
   ITMS 578 Cyber Security Management

   Topic: Innovation
   ITMM 581 IT Entrepreneurship
   ITMM 582 Business Innovation
   ITMD 535 Human/Computer Interaction Design

Note: Core courses that also apply to a specialization will still fulfill the core course requirement.