Is there any Master's degrees for students pursuing an IT field with no background in IT?
I'm interested in a career in Human Factors/Human-Computer Interaction, but have a degree completely unrelated degree to that field. I've been looking at options to get into that field, including having considered getting a second bachelor's degree (which is mostly what my previous AskMe question was about).
To get into various HCI programs (I'm particularly interested in the Carnegie Mellon program
), I'd need at least some extent of programming background and/or some cognitive psychology background. So I can either work and teach myself at the same time, or go to school... and honestly my current degree won't get any good jobs anytime soon so I prefer the school route.
One option I discovered recently was UPenn's Master of Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) program
. It's a Masters program designed for people with no IT background trying to get an IT education. Do you know of any other programs that are like it?
I've tried Googling/doing internet research to find similar programs, but haven't been able to come up with anything. It would also take quite a long time to individually look up every school that offered computer science graduate programs. Thanks for any help.