An insight into the best Postgraduate IT Programs in the colleges in USA

US colleges provide a wide range of interesting postgraduate IT programs for students from the international community. Here is a look at some of the most popular IT centric programs provided by reputed universities in the US.

If you're looking at a career in the IT sector, you need to reinforce your profile with a solid postgraduate IT program that works to your advantage. US universities provide a wide range of interesting postgraduate programs that offer a great opportunity for the Indian student community. The advantage of acquiring a US post graduation degree is that you get exposure to high quality education that is career oriented and you also get the opportunity to rake in the job opportunities with the big perks associated with an established international IT firm.

Choose with caution

Before you jump into a program, make sure that you have a clear understanding of what you want. A lot of people make the mistake of jumping into a program that apparently "did well" for somebody they knew or seems to project a "trend" of getting better job opportunities. Don't be dazed by the numbers and the statistics that you are fed from various sources about various courses or institutions. Make an honest self assessment and pursue a program that you think will be interesting to you in the long run.

In the current scenario, the most popular IT postgraduate programs in the US include:
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Information Security
  • Computer Networking
  • Information System
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Web Design
  • Cyber Security

Among the ocean of colleges providing various postgraduate programs that are IT-centric, these are some of the programs that pack the punch and have the potential of highlighting you in the global IT career map.

Web Science and Information Technology at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of the most prestigious technological colleges in the US and holds the distinction of being the oldest. Various interdisciplinary programs are provided in the field of Web Science and Information Technology in the MS format.

Information Management at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies

The Syracuse University's School of Information Studies gives graduates the chance to take up a masters in Information Science and Technology management.

Statistical Analysis of Cyber Attacks at University of Southern California in Los Angeles

If you're looking for a powerful degree in this area, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles will provide you with a Masters program in computer security specialization. You can chose from various topics of specialization including Web technologies, security technologies, system management, and Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Information Assurance Programs at Iowa State University

This is a relatively rare but interesting program that covers topics like cryptography and stenography, advanced protocols, information system security, information warfare, and legal issues in Information Assurance. Iowa State University provides a good program through its Department of Computer Science.

Network Security Programs at Stanford University

If you are looking for solid MS programs in Information Systems, Business Information Technology, or Management Information systems, you have options in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul. The renowned Stanford University also provides fabulous programs in Computer Organization and Systems, and Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Organization and Systems. Stanford also provides programs that include advanced topics in operating systems and artificial intelligence.

Graduated in IT Progam – what next?

The next big question that you might want an answer to is, about the type of job you can get once you are armed with a degree in Information Technology. The IT industry is one of the most lucrative and flourishing industries in today's time. So, here a look at some of the professions that you can be a part of:
  • Information Architect
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Information Technology Director
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Technical Editor/Writer
  • Content Manager
  • Digital Media Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Network Administrator
  • Usability Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Web Developer/Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Social Media Manager

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