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 Technology–Software Management (MSIT-SM)
  • Information Networking (MSIN)
  • Information Security (MSIS)
  • Emerging Media-Mobility (MS EM-Mobility)

In 16 or 20 months, the INI graduate programs equip individuals with a background and interest in technology with the management and strategic thinking skills necessary to assume entrepreneurial and leadership positions in the areas of information networking, information security, mobility and software management.

Our Graduate Programs

Pittsburgh–Silicon Valley MSIT Programs (MSIT-MOB, MSIT-IS, MSIT-SM): These bicoastal professional graduate degree programs provide students with an advanced, specialized curriculum combining computer science, electrical and computer engineering, software engineering, and information systems and exposes them to topics in business, management, and policy.  The unique combination of rigorous technical topics, practical industry-oriented topics, and real-world project experience empowers students to be the movers and shakers of the tech industry, whether launching a tech start-up, joining an enterprise R&D team, or fighting cyber-crime.

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 provides computer science and electrical engineering students a solid foundation in information networking and computer systems while also introducing management, strategic thinking and policy. Students have the flexibility to study each of these areas in greater depth through coursework and research/development projects.

Pittsburgh MSIS: The MSIS program is ideally suited for computer science and electrical engineering students seeking leadership positions in the information security arena. It enhances a technical education in computer systems and security with research/development opportunities. Students have the flexibility to take additional courses in areas complementary to security.

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

Emerging Media Masters with specialization in Mobility (MS EM-Mobility): The INI collaborates with IDeATe to offer a path with a technical focus on mobile applications, services and devices.

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 ini-enrollment@andrew.cmu.edu for assistance.

The Director of Admissions:

Kari Gazdich

Kari Gazdich

Director of Admissions



Telephone: (412) 268-9598
Fax: (412) 268-7196

Online Applications

Pittsburgh/Bicoastal Programs Online Application

Kobe Program Online Application

Application Deadlines

January 15 deadline for Pittsburgh and bicoastal programs

Kobe MSIT-IS

  • 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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