Degree Programs

Earn a Carnegie Mellon master's degree in the following areas: 

  • Information Technology–Mobility (MSIT-MOB)
  • Information Technology–Information Security (MSIT-IS)
  • Information Networking (MSIN)
  • Information Security (MSIS)

As an integral department of Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering, a Top Ten engineering school as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, the INI draws upon the strengths of colleges across campus to craft a distinctly interdisciplinary learning experience. 

Our students have the flexibility to pursue coursework with the College of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Tepper School of Business and Heinz College. What results is an advanced, specialized curriculum that combines computer science, electrical and computer engineering, software engineering and information systems, with business and policy perspectives. This unique combination of a rigorous technical curriculum with practical industry-oriented topics and real-world project experience uniquely positions graduates for next-generation careers at the pulse of the tech industry. 

The 144 units of the INI's graduate programs are traditionally completed over the course of two academic years. Options for accelerating this schedule may be available. All students are required to successfully complete an INI-approved internship. 

Our Graduate Programs

Pittsburgh–Silicon Valley MSIT Programs (MSIT-MOB, MSIT-IS): Students in the bicoastal MSIT programs divide their studies between Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses. Combining the rich, academic setting of Carnegie Mellon's main campus with hands-on industry experience in the heart of Silicon Valley, bicoastal have the best of both worlds. By participating in hackathons, attending industry workshops and networking with leaders in the field, MSIT students gain unparalleled exposure in the nation's top tech hub. 

The global MSIT program offered is the Kobe MSIT-IS, a dual-degree program offered in partnership with the University of Hyogo in Kobe, Japan.

Pittsburgh MSIN: The MSIN program provides an advanced, specialized curriculum combining computer science, electrical and computer engineering, software engineering and information systems while incorporating business and policy perspectives. With access to courses in four world-renowned colleges, opportunities for research/development projects and the chance to immerse themselves in campus life, students enjoy a rich Carnegie Mellon experience. 

Pittsburgh MSIS: The MSIS program offers a technical focus in security and computer systems, further developed through research opportunities. Graduates may pursue doctoral degrees or obtain positions as security experts equipped to manage the emerging complexities associated with securing data, networks and systems. 

The MSIS program meets the criteria for the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.


Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students in SCS or ECE may apply to earn an MSIN or MSIS in one year. Read on.

Disclaimer: It is the sole responsibility of the student to read and understand the above information regarding programs and their requirements. Should an individual have any further questions, they are encouraged to contact Enrollment Services at for assistance.
INI Application Deadline January 15, 2018.

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Application Deadlines

January 15 deadline for Pittsburgh and bicoastal programs


  • Kobe dual-degree program: January 6 for admission to the dual-degree program commencing in April.
  • Kobe single-degree program: The application for the single degree program will open in March if there are any spots remaining in the Kobe MSIT-IS program once the dual-degree class has been seated.

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