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Why Choose Computer Science

Why Choose Computer Science?

Beyond the fundamentals, IIT offers focused study in many areas of computer science, with courses in areas that include data mining, information security, artificial intelligence, and distributed computing. For bachelor's students, we also offer formal specializations in information security and in information and knowledge management systems. (In fact, the National Security Agency has designated IIT as a Center of Excellence in information assurance.) We also offer a master of science, a professional master's with 11 specializations, and a Ph.D. If you have a bachelor's degree and just want to extend your knowledge, we also offer non-degree graduate study and graduate certificates, both of which can be applied to a master's degree later on, if you wish.

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  • A history and legacy of scientific and technological achievement dating back to the 1890s
  • Rigorous, relevant programs that prepare students for their next step
  • Typically smaller, more personal departments and classes where students are known and can maximize their potential
  • A network of more than 10,000 alumni around the world
  • Access to big research, including Argonne, Fermilab, CERN, Daya Bay, and more
  • Flexibility in programs that makes it possible for students to explore their interests, combine areas of study, specialize, or otherwise tailor their education to their needs
  • Multiple pathways to the future, such as co-terminal degrees, professional master's degrees, certificate programs, and traditional master's and doctoral degrees
  • Strong, committed faculty who are well regarded in their respective fields, including fellows of the American Physics Society and other organizations and NSF CAREER award recipients
  • Graduates who get jobs—in Fortune 500 firms to major international universities, the government to startups, Wall Street to NASA
  • A dynamic urban campus in the vibrant City of Chicago