Information Technology Program
Welcome to Information Technology At Mizzou! As part of the College of Engineering, the Information Technology Program attracts students because of its distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Information Technology students collaborate with other disciplines to create software applications, design and manage technology-based infrastructures, manage database systems, produce videos and films, and use technology to solve a wide range of complex problems.
Information Technology is the newest degree program within the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Established in 2005, this high-quality program is home to more than 330 students. The University of Missouri is one of just 34 public institutions to be a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and is the state’s only public Tier 1 research university.
Information Technology Faculty
MU’s world-renowned Information Technology Faculty are at the forefront of groundbreaking research and innovative solutions to the world’s problems. Focusing on a multidisciplinary approach to teaching, they challenge students to explore and collaborate across disciplines.
The Student Experience
Information Technology Students at Mizzou have the unique opportunity tomany hands-on courses which utilize state-of-the-art media equipment, software, and computer labs. In addition, the program offers a spectrum of college collaborations, including a fast-track IT-MBA program with the Business School, a co-sponsored annual Reynolds Journalism Institute Student competition, and a joint student event “Game Jam” with the College of Education. The program also has rich online courses, spanning programming languages, media production, digital effects, mobile application development, computer systems administration, big data infrastructures, digital multimedia, etc.
Information Technology students have the opportunity to work on projects based in reality, using industry-standard software tools and state of the art hardware. For example, audio-video students are challenged to film, edit and compose a video documenting MU’s annual Engineers Week celebration, working on a professional timeline requiring filming by day and editing each evening to deliver a final, professional-quality video to the dean at the end of the week. IT students collaborate with students from other disciplines to create software applications, produce videos and films and use technology to solve a wide range of complex information technology, systems integration, social network and societal problems.
Information Technology Degree Programs
MU Information Technology Program has a commitment to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education. There are three emphasis areas: (1) Media Technology (audio and video, entertainment media, virtual reality, and game design); (2) Software Engineering (computer programming, web development, app development, and project management); and (3) Computing Management (computer networks, system administration, cyber-security, cloud technology, and database management).