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Chair's Welcome

Marianne Murphy
Dr. Marianne Murphy

Computing is a broad field with many career paths and opportunities. The Computer and Information Technology Department at Miami University offers many paths for students interested in starting a career in a dynamic and competitive industry. We offer associate and bachelor degrees that are designed to develop competitive and forward thinking IT professionals.

We are most excited to offer a bachelors’ degree program that students can start and complete on the regional campuses. Students can major in Health Information Technology (HIT) or Information Technology (IT). These programs prepare students for graduate school and/or exciting careers in IT.

The HIT major is a one of kind bachelor degree program specifically designed to meet the fast growing technology needs of the health care industry. As a unique program not offered by many universities, our graduates are highly desirable candidates for careers in the hospital, health care provider and insurance industries.

Our newest major in Information Technology allows students to design a program that specifically targets their area of interest. Through a research project, elective courses and a year long capstone, students develop a specialized IT program that allows them to target their desired industry.

For students eager to start an entry-level career in IT, we offer associate degrees programs. These students can specialize in software development or network administration. Additionally, associate degrees are awarded with an option to complete a bachelors’ degree on the Oxford campus in software engineering, computer engineering or computer science.

We have a dedicated faculty of expert teaching professionals who possess extensive industry experience. These teachers know what it means to be in a fast growing industry and are enthusiastic about preparing the next generation of IT professionals.

Looking for a well-paid career in fields such as database administration, web development, computer analysis and design, network and security administration, medical records, or software development? We are in your backyard and eager to meet and speak with you!

We welcome your interest and look forward to partnering with you as you explore your new path.

Marianne C. Murphy, Professor and Chair
marianne.murphy@MiamiOH.edu