Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the MITS program

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

The rapidly evolving landscape of technology and related cyber challenges requires an understanding of network and cyber operations, data analytics and forensics, cyber security, decision science, politics and strategy, international security, and the ability to apply best practices to solutions. For students interested in becoming leaders with the critical thinking skills and strategic perspective needed to solve challenges within the information and cyber-security domains, the MITS program offers a multi-disciplinary approach within which students obtain:

  • breadth through the study of four areas:  Data Analytics, Politics and Strategy, Information Security, and Software and Networked Systems, and
  • depth through a concentration in one of these four areas.

 Additionally, students carry out a multifaceted, team-based project that allows them to apply learned principles and techniques to a practical problem.

With faculty, research centers, and degree programs of international renown, the program leverages Carnegie Mellon’s broad expertise in the critical areas of cyber security and information dominance, drawing from CMU’s Carnegie Institute of Technology, Institute for Politics and Strategy, and School of Computer Science.

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.

Since its establishment, the Master of Information Technology Strategy program has helped shape students into leaders with the critical thinking skills and strategic perspective needed to help work towards solutions for some of the most complex challenges in the information and cyber-security domains.


Professor Baruch Fischhoff, MITS Executive Committee member, is CMU's newest member of the National Academy of Sciences.
In March 2018, CMU was named the #1 university for artificial intelligence according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Learn more here.
Read the New York Times article title, "Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover."
We're excited to announce the new B.S. in Artificial Intelligence (BSAI) for fall 2018! This will be the nation's first bachelor's degree in artificial intelligence. Learn more here.