The INI Experience
An unparalleled student experience is what sets the INI apart from other graduate programs.
Interdisciplinary Program Structure
Taught by world-class faculty, our rigorous technical curriculum in information networking, security and mobility incorporates business and policy perspectives. Through flexible, interdisciplinary curricula, INI students can customize their program experience to help them realize their career aspirations.
Transformational Educational Experience
Beyond the rich academic experience derived from our coursework, the INI's vibrant metacurriculum offers distinct opportunities outside of the classroom.
In the practicum project, a capstone course at CMU Silicon Valley, bicoastal information security and mobility student teams tackle problems, pilot new ideas and develop solutions for industry, government and research sponsors.
Supportive Academic Advising Model
The INI's academic advisors are here to support your journey at the INI. Advisors are available by appointment to advise students on course choices and academic direction.
Your advisor can provide advice about developing a plan that best fits your interests, needs and goals.
Exceptional Student Services
From a prospective student’s first interaction with our admissions team to accepting the best job offer after graduation, the INI’s dedicated faculty and staff are there for each personal and academic milestone.
A Culture Welcoming to All
For the last two decades, the INI’s leadership has fostered a teaching and learning environment that embraces diversity. Our efforts are rooted in the belief that culture matters.
We believe the teaching and learning environment must be inviting and supportive for all students.
Annual traditions shape life at the INI.
Our culture of inclusivity is built upon an array of social and cultural events that have become much-loved annual traditions.
Orientation Boat Cruise
Enjoy a three-hour boat cruise of Pittsburgh's three rivers with your new classmates. Put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for an evening of delicious food and drink, phenomenal views and terrific company.
Discover Carnegie Mellon's campus during INI's Orientation by following the clues on this fun scavenger hunt.
Ice Cream Social
Introducing the student organizations GOINI and Women@INI to the new students with a spoonful of ice cream and sprinkles.
TOC Mix & Mingle
Mingle with alumni and recruiters at an exclusive networking event for INI students during the Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC) in September.
WINI Pumpkin Carving
Carve out time in your schedule near Halloween for WINI's annual pumpkin carving event followed by a scary movie screening.
Our students are not only brilliant, but pretty great cooks too! At the Thanksgiving Potluck, INI provides traditional American dishes of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes while students bring in food from their cultures, ranging from samosas and tamarind rice to corn casserole and lemon bars.
GOINI Tree Decorating Party
'Tis the season for decorating trees and cookies! GOINI's Tree Decorating Party spreads holiday cheer and honors the December graduates before students head into finals week.
Giving back to the community is an important aspect of GOINI and WINI, and students often participate in outreach initiatives related to increasing interest in careers in technology.
Tossing their caps to the sky! The INI celebrates its graduating class with a diploma ceremony and reception attended by faculty, staff, friends and family.
The INI building at 4616 Henry Street in Pittsburgh is a vibrant home for students, staff and faculty. The newly renovated second floor is a dedicated student space for study sessions, collaboration and social events.
Powerful Alumni Base
Our alumni go on to serve high-powered companies, tech start-ups and government agencies. They return to INI to recruit, mentor and inspire current students to follow their path to success.
Outside the Classroom
Whether exploring Pittsburgh, competing in hackathons or networking with alumni, the INI community is pursuing its aspirations and having some fun along the way.
Global Campus and Community
INI is a global community, with programs in Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley and Kobe, Japan.
Bicoastal program students spend their second year in CMU Silicon Valley. A shared campus culture keeps them connected to Pittsburgh classmates through WINI and GOINI events while also gaining industry exposure in the nation's top tech hub.
Class Motto Hall of Fame
MS31: May the Network be with You
MS30: You and I at INI; Create, Connect, and Redefine
MS29: Head in the Cloud, Feet on the Ground
MS28: Connect with Us: We Bind, We Listen, We Accept
MS27: Online or Offline- We are Top of the Line
MS26: My Heart is in the Network
MS25: Configure the Future
MS24: Inspiring Network of Intellects
MS23: Basically, We Rock!
MS22: INIt! LOVINIt!
MS21: Igniting New Ideas
MS20: in' i Makes "We" - That's Networking
MS19: infINIte possibilities, infINIte paths