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Start a career in Computer Science with Penn’s Master in Computer Science and Information Technology


Penn MS of Computer and Information Technology is an online masters degree tailored for non-CS majors, empowering then to succeed in computing and technology fields. Apply by May 1.



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The Master of Computer and Information Technology degree (MCIT) offered by the University of Pennsylvania is an online masters degree in Computer Science tailored for non-Computer Science majors. This new program brings the long-running, established on-campus MCIT degree online. The MCIT program empowers students without computer science backgrounds to succeed in computing and technology fields. MCIT students come from diverse academic backgrounds ranging from business and history to chemistry and medicine.

This program fosters a rich and inclusive community for students, granting access to core university services that support their well-being and future career goals. This support, combined with a strong alumni network and career services, prepares students to succeed even if they are new to the tech industry. Upon completion of the degree, on-campus MCIT alumni have gone on to earn jobs with competitive salaries at leading technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Bloomberg.

Interested in what it’s like to take a course from the degree? Penn Engineering Online Learning recently launched a new Specialization called Introduction to Programming with Python and Java that samples some of the lecture videos and content from the first course in the program. If admitted, MCIT Online students can get reimbursed for the Specialization. You can also try Penn Engineering’s stand-alone course, Computational Thinking for Problem Solving, and assess your ability to think like a computer scientist.

The final application deadline is May 1st. Learn more about Penn's Master of Computer and Information Technology..


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