Computer Science (B.S.)/Intellectual Property Management and Markets (M.A.S.)

Combine a bachelor's in computer science with a master's in intellectual property management and markets in as few as five years with this accelerated master's program.

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Combine computer science skills with the knowledge of navigating intellectual property management and markets with this accelerated master’s degree program.

The computer science program introduces concepts and techniques for designing and developing advanced software systems. Explore conceptual underpinnings of computer science—its fundamental algorithms, programming languages, operating systems, and software engineering techniques. Choose from electives like data science, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, database systems, computer architecture, and computer networks.

Then delve into the world of intellectual property rights by gaining an understanding of intellectual property, integrating perspectives and skills from five key disciplines: business, computer science, design, engineering, and law. Be equipped in leveraging and managing intellectual property through marketing, research and development, portfolio management, legal protection, or business transactions.

Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus lies at the intersection of Chicago’s diverse economy and a thriving research and technology community. Prepare for both worlds with this program.

Program Overview

The computer science program introduces concepts and techniques for designing and developing advanced software systems. Be equipped in leveraging and managing intellectual property through marketing, research and development, portfolio management, legal protection, or business transactions—essential skills for a savvy entrepreneur.

Career Opportunities

The combination of computer science skills and intellectual property management empowers you to develop and protect products and inventions.

  • Inventor
  • Software developer
  • Marketing manager
  • Licensing professional
  • Computer and information researcher
  • IP contract manager

Students applying to the Accelerated Master's Program must have completed at least 60 credit hours of applicable undergraduate study and at least one full semester (12 credit hours) at the university. Students must be at least one full-time semester (12 credit hours) away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.

Consult individual departments for specific minimum GPA requirements.