Master of Science in Information Technology MSIT at Northwestern University

Master of Science in Information Technology MSIT at Northwestern University Northwestern MSIT is for IT professionals who want to improve and broaden their technical skills while learning the application of key business principles.
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Liya Chiu (MSIT '17) is a software engineer at Meta, the social media company formerly known as Facebook. In that role, ...
06/20/2024

Liya Chiu (MSIT '17) is a software engineer at Meta, the social media company formerly known as Facebook. In that role, she helps streamline data access for the company’s research scientists to allow them more time to pursue future innovations.

Liya Chiu’s work helps streamline data access for the company’s research scientists and allows them more time to pursue future innovations.

MSIT Industry Advisory Board members give their thoughts on how artificial intelligence is changing the IT landscape.   ...
06/07/2024

MSIT Industry Advisory Board members give their thoughts on how artificial intelligence is changing the IT landscape.

MSIT Industry Advisory Board members give their thoughts on how artificial intelligence is changing the IT landscape.

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
05/29/2024

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming in-person class visit on Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. CST or our online information session on Tuesday, June 4 at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Register for the in-person class visit at https://bit.ly/3K9d8iQ
Register for the online information session at https://bit.ly/4bqMDl3

Yan Chen predicted the rise of security as a main focus for information technology nearly two decades ago. Now he teache...
05/17/2024

Yan Chen predicted the rise of security as a main focus for information technology nearly two decades ago. Now he teaches MSIT students the latest techniques to thwart the crippling effects of hacker attacks.

Yan Chen predicted the rise of security as a main focus for information technology nearly two decades ago. Now he teaches MSIT students the latest techniques to thwart the crippling effects of hacker attacks.

Stephen Dowling enjoys being able to interact with prospective students as they consider MSIT. As associate director, it...
05/08/2024

Stephen Dowling enjoys being able to interact with prospective students as they consider MSIT. As associate director, it's one of his favorite parts of the job.

With that in mind, Dowling sat down to talk about common questions from prospective students and what advice he shares with them.

Associate director Stephen Dowling offers answers to common questions from prospective students.

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
05/07/2024

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming online information session on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Register at https://bit.ly/49Rq2wn

MSIT Industry Advisory Board and faculty member Todd Fitzgerald co-authored "The Privacy Leader Compass: A Comprehensive...
04/17/2024

MSIT Industry Advisory Board and faculty member Todd Fitzgerald co-authored "The Privacy Leader Compass: A Comprehensive Business-Oriented Roadmap for Building and Leading Practical Privacy Programs" with Valerie Lyons. He recently discussed the new book and how MSIT students will benefit from its key lessons.

MSIT Industry Advisory Board and faculty member Todd Fitzgerald discusses his new book and how MSIT students will benefit from its key lessons.

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
04/09/2024

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming online information session on Thursday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m. CST or our in person class visit on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. CST.

Register for the online information session at https://bit.ly/41JKtsI
Register for the in person class visit at https://bit.ly/3xe30Ch

Norah Altuwaim (MSIT '17) is focused on enterprise architecture in her role as a strategy director for a government agen...
04/08/2024

Norah Altuwaim (MSIT '17) is focused on enterprise architecture in her role as a strategy director for a government agency supporting Saudi Vision 2023. Altuwaim recently shared her perspective on enterprise architecture, why it matters, and the education she received in Northwestern Engineering's MSIT program.

Norah Altuwaim took the lessons she learned in the MSIT program and built a foundation to now support a transformative economic initiative in her native Saudi Arabia.

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
03/28/2024

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming online information session on Thursday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m. CST or our in person class visit on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. CST.

Register for the online information session at https://bit.ly/41JKtsI

Register for the in person class visit at https://bit.ly/3xe30Ch

When Ena Joshi (MSIT '23) applied to MSIT, she was enticed by two of the program's hallmarks: its integration of IT acro...
03/18/2024

When Ena Joshi (MSIT '23) applied to MSIT, she was enticed by two of the program's hallmarks: its integration of IT across industries, and the emphasis on bridging the gap between business and technology leaders.

Today she is benefiting from those two areas of focus.

Ena Joshi is benefiting from the program's emphasis on integrating business and technology as a business analyst and strategy intern at Fortress Investment Group.

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
03/12/2024

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming online information session on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. CST

Register at https://bit.ly/41JKtsI

Northwestern Engineering's Office of Professional Education recently launched an Alumni Office Hours program to give stu...
03/07/2024

Northwestern Engineering's Office of Professional Education recently launched an Alumni Office Hours program to give students the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with alumni. Learn some of the lessons Allison Park (MSIT '03), a principal enterprise architect at cloud-based software company Salesforce, recently shared with MSIT students.

Salesforce’s Allison Park shares what she learned in the MSIT program with current students.

When Pooja Bala Nehru considered information technology master's programs to apply to, she was looking for three things:...
02/19/2024

When Pooja Bala Nehru considered information technology master's programs to apply to, she was looking for three things: a university with a strong academic reputation, a curriculum designed to cover a broad range of topics, and an alumni network that could offer valuable connections and support for career advancement.

She found all of those things in Northwestern Engineering's Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program.

Recent graduate Pooja Bala Nehru looks back on her time in the MSIT program.

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
02/13/2024

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming online information session on Thursday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. CST

Register at https://bit.ly/41JKtsI

MSIT professor Dongning Guo won the 2023 Bitcoin Research Prize for his paper revealing the fundamental safety of crypto...
02/07/2024

MSIT professor Dongning Guo won the 2023 Bitcoin Research Prize for his paper revealing the fundamental safety of crypto transactions. To understand the importance of the award, it's important to understand the history of the cryptocurrency itself.

MSIT professor Dongning Guo won the 2023 Bitcoin Research Prize for his paper revealing how safe crypto transactions can be.

Meerim Musabaeva founded Innova Loop in November 2021. The company offers a variety of IT consulting services, and as pr...
01/18/2024

Meerim Musabaeva founded Innova Loop in November 2021. The company offers a variety of IT consulting services, and as principal consultant, it is up to Musabaeva to help Innova Loop continue to grow.

As Musabaeva (MSIT '25) finished her first quarter in MSIT, she took time to reflect on why she chose the program and how she thinks MSIT will help her expand her business.

Meerim Musabaeva shares why the MSIT program appealed to her and how she thinks it will help her grow the IT consulting business she founded two years ago.

Behind every new drug that helps extend a person's life is data that makes it possible to bring that drug to market.  Be...
01/09/2024

Behind every new drug that helps extend a person's life is data that makes it possible to bring that drug to market.

Behind that data for drugmaker Astellas Pharma is Abby Young (MSIT ‘10), director of data science business and operations management.

Abby Young leans on what she learned through the MSIT program to manage the flow of information and extract the stories it is telling at Astellas Pharma.

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
01/04/2024

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming online information session on Thursday, January 11 at 12:00 p.m. CST

Register at https://bit.ly/41JKtsI

Mia Fan (MSIT ‘23) looks back on her internship at the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the chance to help e...
12/07/2023

Mia Fan (MSIT ‘23) looks back on her internship at the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the chance to help ensure the nation’s banks can stand up to rigorous risk management standards.

Mia Fan (MSIT ‘23) looks back on her internship at the Global Association of Risk Professionals and helping ensure the nation’s banks can stand up to rigorous risk management standards.

Peng-Chi Fang talks about his summer internship with CCC Intelligent Solutions and his project investigating a new cloud...
11/28/2023

Peng-Chi Fang talks about his summer internship with CCC Intelligent Solutions and his project investigating a new cloud service that would help it process massive amounts of data.

Peng-Chi Fang discusses his summer internship with CCC Intelligent Solutions and his project investigating a new platform that would help process massive amounts of data.

A new MSIT course taught by Jibran Ilyas will train the next generation of IT leaders to be prepared for the fight again...
11/17/2023

A new MSIT course taught by Jibran Ilyas will train the next generation of IT leaders to be prepared for the fight against hackers and other cyber criminals.

“For MSIT to have this course in its curriculum shows how the program leadership is constantly innovating and looking out for the students,” Ilyas said.

A new MSIT course will train some of the next generation of leaders in the fight against hackers and other cyber criminals.

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
11/14/2023

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming online information session on Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. CST

Register at https://bit.ly/3N66iwD

MSIT program facilitator George Nejmeh finishes his remarks at the end of every new orientation by welcoming the student...
11/08/2023

MSIT program facilitator George Nejmeh finishes his remarks at the end of every new orientation by welcoming the students to "The MSIT Family."

A new alumni ambassador program launched by MSIT, in partnership with the Office of Professional Education, is designed to keep that family connected.

A new program launched with the Office of Professional Education helps inspire current and prospective students while allowing alumni to stay engaged with MSIT.

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
11/03/2023

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming in-person information session on Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. CST and our online info session on Tuesday, November 14 at 8:00 a.m. CST

Register for the 11/11 session at https://bit.ly/3MktOVZ
Register for the 11/14 session at https://bit.ly/3FIFFJX

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS i...
10/27/2023

Our program prepares students for the constant, fast-paced challenges of senior IT leadership roles. Northwestern's MS in IT graduates are poised to direct decisions about technology and its implementation by bridging the gap between fundamental technologies and business strategies.

Learn more at our upcoming in-person information session on Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. CST and our online info session on Tuesday, November 14 at 8:00 a.m. CST

Register for the 11/11 session at https://bit.ly/3MktOVZ
Register for the 11/14 session at https://bit.ly/3FIFFJX

The cybersecurity industry is expected to have more than 3.5 million job openings by the end of 2023, according to Cyber...
10/18/2023

The cybersecurity industry is expected to have more than 3.5 million job openings by the end of 2023, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

Ankita Gupta (MSIT '23) hopes to fill one of those roles.

Ankita Gupta talks about turning her MSIT education into a career in cybersecurity and what she has done during her summer internship to help prepare for the challenge

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