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Computer science is rapidly becoming an essential component of nearly every profession and sector of the economy, changing the world at an ever-increasing pace. To meet this challenge, the Illinois Tech computer science department blends deep theoretical acumen with practical skills and entrepreneurial attitude in research, education, and outreach. As one of the oldest computer science departments in the country, we have a long history of providing rigorous CS education with strong attention to the needs and interests of each individual student. Students at all levels have opportunities to be involved in research with our faculty and through internships in industry and national laboratories.


The world-class research pursued by our faculty includes state-of-the-art work in artificial intelligence, computer networking, cybersecurity, data science, parallel and distributed systems, software engineering, and theory of computation.


The department offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Professional Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees, plus graduate certificates, accelerated courses, and non-degree study. Part-time students can take evening classes and long-distance students can earn master's degrees online. Students rate our teaching as among the best at the university, and our faculty have won numerous teaching awards.

Our Graduates

Illinois Tech students and graduates work for employers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, and Wolfram Research. Research-oriented undergraduates have earned Ph.Ds from top universities. Armed with a combination of cutting-edge computing expertise, critical thinking skills and a practical approach for getting things done, Illinois Tech CS graduates are prepared to find their place in this dynamic field, and to become the innovators of tomorrow.

Our History

The Department of Computer Science was founded in 1971. You can also find more about the department by browsing our programs or contacting our faculty or advisors.