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Learn Cybersecurity from Practitioners at CMU's Software Engineering Institute

MSIT: Information Security & Assurance

Carnegie Mellon University and Heinz College are uniquely positioned to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.

The MSIT: Information Security & Assurance program equips you with a deep understanding of risk management, information security, and data privacy. This program draws upon the expertise in security research, operations, and analysis from the world-famous CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, giving students exposure to leading practitioners in the field.

The curriculum of MSIT: Information Security & Assurance is designed to suit professionals from non-technical areas as well as technical backgrounds.

The MSIT program offers flexibility in both curriculum and structure to meet the needs of working students. You can continue to work full-time while earning your degree part-time, allowing you to leverage your new knowledge and skills in real time.

Top Program for Military Students

MSIT Is Proud To Offer Scholarship and Yellow Ribbon Benefits for Active Service Members and Veterans


#1 Ranked

Heinz College Is Top-Ranked In Cybersecurity, And Has Been #1 In Information And Technology Management Since 2001

A trusted partner in cybersecurity

Carnegie Mellon University is one of only 11 colleges and universities designated by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in all three focus areas: Cyber Defense (CD), Cyber Operations (CO), and Research (R). The CAE programs promote higher education and research in the critical area of cybersecurity.

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The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI works with organizations to improve software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership.

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The CERT Division of SEI is a national asset in the field of cybersecurity, the world’s leading trusted authority dedicated to improving the security and resilience of computer systems and networks.

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