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Information Science

University of Pittsburgh

M.Sc.
18 months
Duration
41952 USD/year
41952 USD/year
24742 USD/year
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About

Connecting people, information, and technology is at the core of the academic and research programs here at the School of Computing and Information. We offer a master degree in Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Overview

The Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) degree program from the University of Pittsburgh builds on that by preparing students for careers as information professionals, including systems analysts and designers, database developers and managers, information security experts, and more. 

This 36-credit program can be completed in three semesters (depending upon course schedules) of full-time study or as many as four years of part-time study.

The MSIS program offers a rigorous course of study that is also flexible, so that the specific needs of individual students can be met. The School allows you to design a course of study under the direction of your advisor that meets your individual needs. Many students use this general track option to sample multiple areas of the curriculum, while other students choose to focus on a defined specialization.

Our specializations—big data analytics, database and web systems, geoinformatics, human-centered computing, information security, and telecommunications and distributed systems—have been created to meet the specific needs of different industry and academic sectors, while still providing the necessary foundational knowledge of the general program of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Cryptography
  • Data Mining
  • Intro to Security and Privacy
  • Algorithm Design
  • Database Management
  • Data Analytics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters Of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Graduate Record Examination (Gre)
  • Resume; And Statement Of Intent Of No More Than 500 Words Outlining Your Career Goals
  • International Applicants English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41952 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    41952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41952 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    24742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24742 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.

Funding

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