IT Accelerated Program

The School of Information Technology (SoIT) has developed a program that offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or Cybersecurity and a Masters degree in an accelerated time frame.  The BSIT/BSC + Masters program enables students to earn both degrees in as little as 5 years.

Accelerate your Education

Get your Master's and Bachelor's in the same amount of time as the Bachelor's.

Experience the great advantages of the Co-op program. Get extensive experience at real organizations which is so coveted in today's world of hiring.


Applications are open on November 1 and close on the last day of February each year.


Students in the BSIT or BS-Cyber Programs are eligible to apply after completing one semester of their program. To apply for IT Accelerated MS Criminal Justice Program, please make sure to complete all required components of the application:

  • Cover sheet
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proposed degree plan
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript or Degree Audit
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor*

*Only necessary for the MS Criminal Justice program

Accelerated Degree Options

The Criminal Justice Online Master's program is ranked the 11th best in the country by US News & World Report (2017). The School of Criminal Justice is consistently ranked among the top 15 Best Criminal Justice Schools by US News & World Report, and is recognized as #1 in Research Productivity and Recognition by US News & World Report.

Career Possibilities

Technology is increasingly becoming an integral part of the field of Criminal Justice.

This degree is suitable for those who want to pursue a career in organizations related to the justice system and in particular law enforcement, courts, attorney generals’ offices, non-profits that support the criminal justice system, or military. It may also be suitable for students pursuing careers in financial institutions, especially in fraud prevention and auditing.

Some career possibilities are:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Analyst for a Federal Agency 

Career Possibilities

Our program offers course work in areas such as cybersecurity, mobile app development, IT infrastructure, and human computer interaction.  Being the diverse industry it is, you will have substantial choices to work with what you want.

Some career possibilities are:

  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Incident Responders
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Software/App/Game Developers
  • Network Administrator, Engineer or Architect
  • Database Administrator/Architect

Study the leading teaching methods and applications of technology for not only students but people everywhere.

Learning is known to be a lifelong process. Today, this process is also a constant progress to newer, better and more convenient means. Contributions emerge from things like new graphics, enhanced training, and bringing simulations to life in a multitude of settings. People use these modern learning approaches from the very start all the way throughout their careers, and aptitude with technology supports students as they meet these contemporary needs and improve the future of learning.

Career Possibilities

Online classes, technology based learning aids and applications are increasing even more in their educational value. Graduates may find themselves at educational institutions of all levels, businesses technical and non-technical, museums, military and more. As an IT professional and a Master of Education Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology, students may find themselves in some of these roles shaping current instruction:

  • Instructional and Media Technology Specialist
  • Director of Academic Design
  • Coordinator of E-learning
  • Education Development Specialist
  • Multi-media Specialist

Places to work at include K-12, higher education, technical enterprises like IT security firm to other corporations, military, medical institutions, and various others.

Learn how to understand and apply technology in the context of today’s healthcare demands. Data storage, management and usage has undergone many recent changes, especially in healthcare. Electronic medical records (EMRs) are now required in the US, and the need for specialized professionals with both healthcare and IT proficiency to manage them has risen. The improvement of patient experiences through information and technology is an integral part to the healthcare quality and success.

The partnership between the College of Allied Health Science and the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services has constructed a program that:

Enables students to receive instruction in a Health Informatics Program that is ranked #1 out of 20 schools in The Best Schools 20 Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degree Programs.

Career Possibilities

Healthcare is a big employer of technology and changes in the way they must digitize their records formed opportunities for a very important new line of work. Balancing proficiency with technology and comprehensive knowledge from a Master's in Health Informatics leaves you with numerious options. Some examples are:

  • Director of Health Informatics
  • Data Analyst 
  • Systems Developer 
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Information Technology Consultant

Places to work at include hospitals, attorneys' offices, medical research facilities, public health agencies, insurance companies and many others.

Establish broad business concepts from an IT perspective and apply that specialized view to problem solving, communication, and hands-on skills with a world class MBA. At the University of Cincinnati, students learn how to manage distinct IT solutions as a leaders in their lines of work. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity offers a wide range of technical skills that will both set students apart from others in their careers, and create a variety of business paths to choose from.

The partnership between the Carl H. Lindner College of Business and the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services has created a program that:

Enables students to receive instruction in an MBA program that has ranked Top 50 by Bloomsburg Businessweek and No. 1 in the Nation for Best Value by CollegeAtlas in 2015.US News has also ranked this degree in the Top 50.

Career Possibilities

Technology has found an integral place in countless areas of modern life. Couple a degree in that with a Master's of Business Administration and you have a lot of careers to choose from. Nearly every business values their digital assets and is willing to invest in it. Students will be equiped to lead their businesses to optimal IT performance with decisions, applications, procedures, and protections. Some examples are:

  • Systems Analyst
  • Manager to various IT Divisions or Departments 
  • Chief Information Security Officer 
  • Consultant
  • Director Information Technology 

Places to work at include technology vendors, financial institutions, higher education, private practice or federal government and several more.

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Lauren Kirgis

Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Information Technology