From nearly anywhere in the world, our distance learning program makes it possible for you to earn a graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon, ranked #1 in Information Technology & Management by US News & World Report since 2005. The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program has been successfully delivered in distance format since 2001 and was recently recognized as the Best Online Master’s in IT degree. With our asynchronous, anytime/anywhere delivery model, you don’t need to leave your current job or relocate to our Pittsburgh campus for your graduate studies. You can pursue any of the following MSIT degrees on a part-time, online basis:
Each degree is comprised of 144 units of coursework or the equivalent of 12 semester-long courses. You'll take 60 units of core courses specific to that degree and 84 units of electives. Electives can be any course in the distance track course catalog, as well as up to 12 units of independent study and up to 24 units of transfer credit from previously earned graduate credit.
We offer a rigorous curriculum and provide video-captured lectures from our campus classes so that you're guaranteed access to the same world-class faculty and up-to-date content offered to our campus students. You'll also interact directly with our renowned faculty, adjunct instructors, teaching assistants and staff throughout the program and receive the same exact degree as our on campus students.
Characteristics of our distance program include: