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The #1 Online Master’s Degree for IT


Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) — Online Programs

Technology is speeding ahead and your organization—not to mention your résumé—needs to keep pace. Now, from virtually anywhere in the world, you can upgrade your IT and management skills with a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) from Heinz College.

That means you don’t need to be in Pittsburgh to learn from the best at Carnegie Mellon University. You don’t need to leave your job, or even leave home. Our part-time, asynchronous delivery model pairs the flexibility of distance learning with the same access to world-class faculty enjoyed by our on-campus students.

Teaching data-driven management strategies, technological expertise, key communication methods, and an interdisciplinary curriculum featuring four high-demand focus areas, we prepare graduates to tackle IT challenges and lead digital transformation in their organizations.

Technology permeates all sectors of the economy and our MSIT student body reflects that. A major benefit of the program is that students from diverse organizations and sectors share ideas and are able to experiment with those ideas the very next day at work. 

The student mix in MSIT is a combination of high-performing early career professionals and seasoned executives. It is typical, for example, for a software engineer from a tech company and an IT executive from a large pharmaceutical organization to collaborate on a study team. This type of collaboration leads to career acceleration for both.

If you are looking for a career boost with the latest skills, the brightest ideas, and the strongest networks available in an online IT program, then the Heinz College MSIT is for you.

#1 Ranked

MSIT is the #1 Online IT Master's Program And Heinz Has Been #1 In Information And Technology Management Since 2001


Highly Relevant, Highly Sought

MSIT Students Learn Skills They Can Apply Immediately, Concentrating in One of Four High-Demand Areas

Is MSIT Right For Me?


Jim Dye (MSIT ’15) talks about the part-time MSIT program, and how the skills he gained helped him become Director of Global IT Infrastructure at Pittsburgh Glass Works.


Reema Troiana (MSIT '08) was able to stay on the job and immediately apply what she learned in the MSIT program to her management role at PNC Financial Services.

Four Paths to Choose From:

Information Technology Management

The #1 Graduate School for IT Management, and the #1 Online Master’s Degree for IT

MSIT: Information Technology Management will upgrade your skills in IT and combine them with strategic and management acumen from the #1 graduate school in IT Management.

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Business Intelligence & Data Analytics (BIDA)

Use Leading-Edge Analytic Technologies and Techniques to Transform Business

In MSIT-BIDA, you will learn to leverage the latest technology to aggregate, analyze, and monetize big data to create business value, the ideal program for experienced professionals seeking data analytics skills.

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Information Security & Assurance

Learn Cybersecurity from Practitioners at Carnegie Mellon University's Renowned Software Engineering Institute

Heinz College is a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. MSIT: Information Security & Assurance equips you with a deep understanding of risk management, cybersecurity, and data privacy.

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Cybersecurity in Washington, D.C.

Learn Cybersecurity from National Security Experts and Practitioners in this DC-based track

Cybersecurity-DC is a DC-based, hybrid onsite/online master's degree program that prepares you to tackle emerging cyber challenges and threats.

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Accreditation and Licensure