Master of Science in Information Technology / Information Security & Assurance
Carnegie Mellon University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Information Technology: Information Security & Assurance is an online information security degree from Carnegie Mellon University.  This degree aims to teach students how to manage the information security and assurance of an organization, business, or firm.  Courses provide an understanding of risk management, information security, and data privacy.  You will learn to meet the challenges of defending information from being accessed, used, disclosed, disrupted, modified, perused, inspected, recorded, or destroyed in an unauthorized manner.  Students benefit from the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, the world’s leading trusted authority dedicated to improving the security and resilience of computer systems and networks.  As one of the few institutions  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), graduates are sure to be prepared for careers in cybersecurity.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Carnegie Mellon University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

GMAT, GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Prerequisite coursework required
  • Three years of full-time professional work experience