Carnegie Mellon University

The digital world moves fast. You need to be faster. In Carnegie Mellon's Master of Information Technology Strategy program, you'll take classes from the best computer science school in the country while learning the policy and international security issues that affect that technology in the real world. This cross-college, multi-disciplinary professional degree draws from eleven departments in three colleges at CMU. There is nothing else like it.

What is MITS?

The Master of Information Technology Strategy is a cooperative endeavor of the College of Engineering, School of Computer Science, and the Institute for Politics and Strategy. This program creates leaders in the IT strategy space by allowing you to tailor your degree to an area of interest and teaching you how the puzzle pieces fit together -- both of which make you valuable to employers. The average starting salary for MITS graduates is more than $150,000.

The program's two tracks provide flexibility, but their brevity -- the longer of the two takes sixteen months to complete -- is well-suited for those who want to quickly advance their professional career. Both tracks involve a required Capstone Project, in which teams of four to six students partner with a company, research center, or organization to help them solve a strategic problem.  

The program offers four areas of specialization: Data Analytics, Information Security, Politics and Strategy, and Software and Networked Systems. No matter what you choose, you'll receive a blend of the other three, meaning you will leave Carnegie Mellon with a well-rounded skillset that makes you an attractive target on the job market. MITS is a STEM-designated degree according to the US Department of Homeland Security, meaning international students may apply for a longer period of Optional Practical Training. 

Think MITS might be right for you? 

Schedule an information session with Graduate Program Manager Kelly Voss