North Carolina A&T State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Department:
Master of Science, Information Technology Computer Systems Technology
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Students in the program can conduct research in areas including: Computer and Network Security, High Performance Computing, Information Retrieval, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Wireless Networking, Telecommunications, Renewable Energy, Cloud Computing, and Reconfigurable Computing. They can leverage the acquisition of a z9 Enterprise System (enabling 2000 simultaneous Linux Servers) along with the HPC Infrastructure to enhance the quality of their empirical studies.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in computer information technology programs 1
Concentrations offered
Computer Programming Computer Science
Data Processing Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Science/Studies Computer Information Technology Administration and Management
Computer Systems Analysis Computer Engineering
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Cybersecurity Graphics Design
Biocomputing/Bioinformatics Internet Technology
Systems Development/Management Business/Government Applications
High Performance Computing and Simulation

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 30


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11 full-time; 3 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 91% full-time; 33% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 9
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 9 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students No
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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