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The information technology field offers incredible opportunities for skilled professionals, and a computer science master's degree puts graduates in a position to capitalize. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the addition of more than 660,000 new computer occupations between 2020 and 2030. An advanced computer science degree can lead to some of the most in-demand positions among them. 

Master's graduates are equipped to work in cybersecurity, big data, cloud computing, and software and application development -- some of the fastest-growing and most integral IT fields. Here, we rank the best computer science master's programs in the country. We also examine the computer science discipline and degree levels more closely.

#11 University of Illinois Springfield. Springfield Illinois.

About the program: UIS' 32-credit online computer science master's program focuses on software program design and implementation, along with research and analysis.

This article appeared on ZD Net on Nov. 2, 2021.