Carnegie Mellon University

In collaboration with the University of Hyogo in Kobe, Japan, the INI offers a two-year, dual-degree program: the Kobe Master of Science in Information Technology-Information Security (MSIT-IS) Dual Degree.

The program prepares students to become leaders in information security by blending education in information security technology with business management and policy, in addition to providing a unique cultural perspective.

Dual-Degree Program

Students earn graduate degrees in information technology from both Carnegie Mellon University and University of Hyogo:

Kobe MSIT-IS from the Information Networking Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Applied Informatics from the Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo

Benefit of Two Locations and Cross-Cultural Connections

Kobe exposes you to concepts of information security and privacy in the local context, while Pittsburgh offers you interdisciplinary coursework from the colleges of computer science, business and public policy taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields. 

While in the program, whether you're in Japan or the U.S., state-of-the-art distributed education technology equipment will help you stay connected no matter where you are.

Program Learning Outcomes


  • Evaluate technological tools and protocols available to protect against risks, mitigate system vulnerabilities, and restore services
  • Assess the information security risks faced by an organization, and the technological and human problems linked to these risks
  • Manage the development, acquisition and evolution of a secure information infrastructure
  • Assess the impact of information security policy, legal environment, and market developments on complex systems and organizational objectives