Carnegie Mellon University

Through flexible, interdisciplinary curricula and study options, INI students can customize their program experience to fit their career aspirations.

All INI degree programs allow you to: 

  • Gain foundational knowledge through core courses in Systems, Networking, and Business and Policy, along with degree-specific core courses. 
  • Expand and personalize your education with electives from departments and colleges across the university, such as INI, Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), School of Computer Science (SCS), Engineering & Public Policy (EPP), Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) or Integrated Innovation Institute (III), and/or approved courses in the Heinz College or Tepper School.
Elective examples: Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Ethical Penetration Testing
  • Select a study option that best suits your needs and goals: Each INI degree has four study options for you to choose from, giving you greater flexibility to design a graduate experience that aligns with your individual goals.

Degree Programs

Explore the curriculum* for each of the INI's four degree programs: MSIN, MSIS, MSIT-IS and MSMITE

*The curricula below are organized by program cohort, which is determined by the academic year (AY) in which students start their INI program. For example, prospective students starting in AY 2021-2022 will be in the MS33 cohort and will follow the MS33 curriculum for their program.

M.S. in Information Networking (MSIN)

M.S. in Information Security (MSIS)

M.S. in Information Technology-Information Security (MSIT-IS)

M.S. in Mobile & IoT Engineering (MSMITE)*

* Previously called M.S. in Information Technology-Mobility

Study Options

Choose from one of four study options within your INI degree. 

Standard

  • 3 semesters 

  • No required internship

Applied

  • 3 Semesters 

  • Required internship

 

Advanced Studies

  • 4 semesters

  • No required internship

Applied Advanced Studies

  • 4 semesters 

  • Required Internship

Breakdown of degree requirements by study option:

Study Option

MSIN & MSIS

MSIT-IS & MSMITE

Standard
[123 Units]
  • Core [72 Units]
  • Electives [48 Units]
  • APD 1 [3 Units]
  • Core [72 Units]
  • Electives [24 Units]
  • Practicum [24 Units]
  • APD 1 [3 Units]
Applied
[129 Units]
  • Core [72 Units]
  • Electives [48 Units]
  • Internship [3 Units]
  • APD 1 [3 Units]
  • APD 2 [3 Units]
  • Core [72 Units]
  • Electives [24 Units]
  • Practicum [24 Units]
  • Internship [3 Units]
  • APD 1 [3 Units]
  • APD 2 [3 Units]
Advanced Studies*
[159 Units]
  • Core [72 Units]
  • Electives [48 Units]
  • Advanced Studies [36 Units] - Research Thesis or Development-Based Project
  • APD 1 [3 Units]
  • Core [72 Units]
  • Electives [24 Units]
  • Practicum [24 Units]
  • Advanced Studies [36 Units] - Research Thesis or Area of Concentration
  • APD 1 [3 Units]
Applied Advanced Studies* [165 Units]
  • Core [72 Units]
  • Electives [48 Units]
  • Advanced Studies [36 Units] - Research Thesis or Development-Based Project
  • Internship [3 Units]
  • APD 1 [3 Units]
  • APD 2 [3 Units]
  • Core [72 Units]
  • Electives [24 Units]
  • Practicum [24 Units]
  • Advanced Studies [36 Units] - Research Thesis or Area of Concentration
  • Internship [3 Units]
  • APD 1 [3 Units]
  • APD 2 [3 Units]

*Advanced Studies: Students will focus in depth on either a research thesis, development-based project or area of concentration (depending on their degree).

Depending on your study option, you may have additional requirements. See curriculum pages above for more details.

Degree-Specific Core Course Lists

Please note: Course numbers and titles may change. If you notice such changes, please notify INI AAO (ini-academic@andrew.cmu.edu) prior to enrolling in those courses.

MSIN

Download the PDF for a list of MSIN degree-specific core courses.

MSIS 

Download the PDF for a list of MSIS degree-specific core courses.

MSIT-IS

Download the PDF for a list of the MSIT-IS degree-specific core courses. 

MSIT-Mob

Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2020: Download the PDF for a list of the MSIT-Mobility degree-specific core courses. 

MSMITE

Students Enrolling in Fall 2020 and later: Download the PDF for a list of the MSMITE degree-specific core courses. 

OVERLAPPING AND COURSE SEQUENCING LIST

Download the PDF for a list of courses with overlapping content.

If you are uncertain whether the courses you plan to take for degree requirements contain overlapping material, it is your responsibility to check with your faculty advisor and get clarification prior to enrolling.

Heinz Courses for Restricted Electives

Download the PDF for a list of Heinz College courses vetted and approved by INI faculty as accepted for INI program requirements.