The University of Illinois just launched a master's program in the city through its College of Engineering.
Rashid Bashir, dean of the Grainger College of Engineering, joined ABC7 Chicago to talk more about it Tuesday morning.
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Bashir said the program is a great milestone and a way to bring more tech talent to the area.
Full-time students can finish the program in about a year to a year and a half. It will likely take about twice as long for part-time students, Bashir said.