Carnegie Mellon University

Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy

Master of Science in Information Technology


5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Technology Management/ Information Security & Assurance/ Business Intelligence & Data Analytics/ Software Design and Management

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Gaining value from technology requires an understanding of how technology interacts with business processes, strategy, and policy. Tomorrow’s IT leaders need a program that can help them apply technology in innovative ways to achieve business goals.

Heinz College's Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree is designed specifically for experienced professionals looking to enhance their careers by offering learning options that can be pursued from anywhere in the world.

By teaching data-driven management strategies, technological expertise, key communication methods, and an interdisciplinary curriculum, we prepare graduates to tackle IT challenges and lead digital transformation in their organizations.

Heinz College is ranked #1 by US News & World Report for our Information Technology and Management specialization.

CMU’s Heinz College offers 4 tracks within its MSIT program, all of which are centered on the intelligent blend of technology and management practices:

  • Information Technology Management
  • Information Security and Assurance
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Software Design and Management

We offer a balance of business and IT-related courses taught by distinguished faculty who are on the cutting-edge of their particular area of research. Our program provides you with the knowledge needed to achieve business objectives through the intelligent application of technology. You'll graduate with a better understanding of information technology from both operational and strategic perspectives.

The MSIT program offers unprecedented flexibility in both curriculum and structure that address the needs of working professionals. These features include:

  • new student intakes 3 times each year (January, May and August)
  • part-time study via asynchronous online classes (as well as the option to take classes on-campus)
  • classes offered year-round



Middle States

International Student Requirements:

All applicants whose native language (mother tongue) is NOT English must submit a test score from the TOEFL (25+ in each section) or IELTS (7+ in each section). The only exception is for students who have worked or studied for 5 years or more in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the U.K., the U.S. or South Africa.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 12 full-semester classes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $495 per UNIT as a part time student USD

In State Tuition (per year): 26,730 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 26,730 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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