Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Security (MSIT-IS)-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Security (MSIT-IS)

Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute (INI) offers the MSIT in Information Security (MSIT-IS) to prepare students to become leaders in information security by blending education in information security technology with other topics essential for the effective development and management of secure information systems.

Specifically, the MSIT-IS program is designed to prepare students to:

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  • Develop expertise in both theory and practice of information security
  • Acquire a detailed understanding of information security challenges in networks and software systems
  • Evaluate technological tools and protocols available to protect against these risks, mitigate system vulnerabilities, and restore services
  • Manage software development throughout its lifecycle and the resources needed to finish projects
  • 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
  • Apply knowledge in information security in the areas of mobility and software management
  • Gain experience in an industrial internship
  • Equip themselves for life-long learning and professional growth in information security disciplines
View the curriculum on the INI website.

"The INI, the cradle of flexibility, has taught me to integrate knowledge from different domains that is traditionally separated."

-Juan Jose Cukier (MS, '00)


MSIT Program

For admissions questions and application details, visit INI online or email INI admissions