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Information Technology (MSIT) Application Process


The part-time Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program has multiple tracks allowing you to specialize in your preferred area of study by taking classes via distance-learning, on-campus in the evening, or through a hybrid of distance and on-campus classes. Some tracks have different application requirements, so it is important for you to review the information below regarding the application deadline and requirements before you begin your online application.

Before you begin your online application, please carefully review the information below.

Application Deadline

MSIT offers four deadlines throughout the year. All MSIT tracks of study (except the MSIT-MTI dual degree offered in collaboration with ITESM-Tecnológico de Monterrey) have the following deadlines:

  • To begin classes during the fall semester in late August, apply by July 1.
  • To begin classes during the spring semester in early January, apply by November 1.
  • To begin classes during the summer semester in mid-May, apply by April 1.

MSIT-MTI applicants should submit the online application to Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College by May 1 (for the late August start of classes with orientation week at CMU in mid-July).

Supporting materials can arrive after the deadline. Applications are reviewed after all required materials have been received. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you are interested in submitting an application after the published deadline. If your application is complete, you will be notified of our decision approximately three to five weeks after the application deadline.

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Application Checklist


Before you begin the online application process, please carefully review the list of application requirements and admission criteria for the Master of Science in Information Technology program.

The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we will complete the review of your application after we have received all of your application materials.

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Prerequisite Coursework


You may want to consider enrolling in prerequisite coursework prior to applying for admission. Taking an object-oriented course is a great way to show the Admissions Committee you are proactively preparing for graduate school and fulfilling the prerequisites for enrollment.

Heinz College neither prefers nor recommends any specific institutions at which you should complete your prerequisite programming coursework. Courses offered through Coursera or other MOOC platforms do not meet the prerequisite programming coursework requirements for admission to Heinz College.

Our faculty and staff are here to help you review courses you are considering. If you have any questions regarding admission and enrollment prerequisites, please contact the Office of Admissions via email at hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu, or give us a call at 412-268-2164.

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Didn't find what you were looking for on this page? Check out our Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information on any of the topics or processes outlined above.

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