The Master of Science in Information Networking (MSIN) gives students a solid foundation in information networking and introduces students to management, strategic thinking and policy, with the opportunity to study each of these areas in greater depth through coursework and projects.
A curriculum option allows students to choose a Professional Track or Research Track to develop an area of specialization. Through this 16-month program, MSIN students are well positioned to pursue leadership, technical and management positions in a variety of sectors and industries.
Program Learning Objectives
Through this program, you strive to:
- Acquire detailed understanding of the technical, management and policy aspects of information networking and computer systems
- Gain theoretical understanding and practical experience in building networked and distributed computer systems
- Gain detailed understanding of the design principles and tradeoffs made in information networking infrastructures
- Manage the development and evolution of reliable and secure information networks and computer systems
- Gain expertise in managing and troubleshooting large-scale information networks and distributed systems
- Gain detailed understanding of establishing requirements in complex applications and translating these requirements into a design architecture
- Learn theoretical, as well as practical, aspects of database management systems
- Acquire an understanding of microeconomics theory with an emphasis on business applications
- Acquire an understanding of business management functions, including accounting, finance, human relations, marketing and operations with an emphasis in information systems
- Equip yourself with skills to assume a leadership position in information networking
Cyber Forensics and Incident Response Track
MSIN and MSISTM students located in Pittsburgh can pursue the Cyber Forensics and Incident Response Track.
In the forensics track, students devote a security elective (12 units) and their curriculum option (36 units) to developing skills in both host/network computer forensics and digital investigations.
Students are taught by faculty from the CERT Program and trained on state-of-the-art software. All courses progressively build on one another, providing concrete skills along the way.
By pursuing the forensics track, you will be able to perform digital forensic investigations based on a solid understanding of the fundamental nature of digital evidence and an ability to apply the analytic and investigative tools in a forensically sound manner.
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MSIN Faculty Advisor
Dr. Rajeev Gandhi
Senior Systems Scientist, INI and ECE
Office: B210 Hamerschlag Hall
Telephone: (412) 268-4922
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