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Graduate Programs

Master of Information Technology Strategy

The Master of Information Technology Strategy (MITS) is a cooperative endeavor of the College of Engineering (CIT), School of Computer Science (SCS) and the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy & Technology (CMIST).

The MITS program provides a multidisciplinary education that prepares students to define and conceptualize:

  • the emerging environment of threats caused by cyber operations;
  • opportunities for enhanced information analysis and exploitation;
  • development and management of innovative information technology systems; and
  • decision-making challenges associated with the above.


MS in International Relations and Politics

The MS IRP serves four academic and professional goals:

  1. To allow students to specialize in one of four conventional areas of political science: international security, international relations, American politics, and comparative politics.
  2. To equip students with strong methodological skills.
  3. To guide students in the production of a significant and publishable thesis.
  4. To prepare students to enter the job market, whether their interests are in academia or the professional world. Students are guided through the internship and job application process by our faculty and staff on campus and Washington, DC.