The MITS program is a four semester, full-time on-campus program. The curriculum consists of four distinct components: core coursework, an area of concentration, elective courses, Seminar and the Practicum.
The core coursework establishes the necessary background and common competency level. The area of concentration builds upon the core courses, allowing the student to develop expertise in a given academic area. Elective slots enable the students to explore their area of concentration in greater depth, or to pursue topics outside the concentration. The Seminar provides an avenue by which enrolled students can explore topics of particular interest tothe Navy. The Practicum is the mechanism whereby students, as members of a team, delve deeply into a problem in an effort to create a solution that is relevant to information technology strategy.
The MITS program requirements include 150 units*, divided as follows:
- Core Course Requirements - 60 units
- Area of Concentration - 36 units
- Elective coursework - 24 units
- Seminar & Practicum - 30 units
* Carnegie Mellon has adopted the method of assigning "units" for each course. For the average student, one unit represents one work-hour of time per week. Three units are the equivalent of one traditional semester credit.