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Information Technology Strategy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) , PA,
The Master of Information Technology Strategy (MITS) is a cooperative endeavor of the College of Engineering (CIT), School of Computer Science (SCS) and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS).

About

The rapidly evolving landscape of technology and related cyber challenges requires an understanding of network and cyber operations, data analytics and forensics, cyber security, decision science, politics and strategy, international security, and the ability to apply best practices to solutions. For students interested in becoming leaders with the critical thinking skills and strategic perspective needed to solve challenges within the information and cyber-security domains, the MITS program offers a multi-disciplinary approach within which students obtain.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Machine Learning in Practice (fall/spring
  • Dynamic Network Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Politics and Strategy
  • The Future of Warfare 
  • Technology and Policy of Cyber War 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

  • Application
  • Unofficial GRE General Test scores, or equivalent (GMAT)
  • Current CV or resume
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A Statement of Purpose 
  • Unofficial TOEFL exam scores (if the applicant's native language is not English). Recommended overall TOEFL score is 100.*
  • Video Essay.   Directions for the video can be found at the application site.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    47300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    47300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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