M.Sc. On Campus

Information Technology

Carnegie Mellon University Africa

16 months
50100 USD/year
16000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The 16-20 month Information Technology program from Carnegie Mellon University Africa strikes a fine balance between technology, business and innovation, preparing the next generation of ICT leaders in Africa.


This Information Technology program at the Carnegie Mellon University Africa is for students interested in an interdisciplinary curriculum that covers key topics in data science, cyber security, software engineering and telecommunications among others.

Key Features 

  • On average, a student spends over 900 hours interfacing with industry through the master’s practicum Opens in new window and corporate internship Opens in new window, which are prerequisites for degree completion.
  • A concentration allows a student to select their coursework in order to focus their learning in a specific area of expertise.

Programme Structure

CMU-Africa concentrations are open to both MSIT and MSECE students. 

  • Each concentration has specific course requirements, but all require completing 48 units.
  • A course can only be applied towards one concentration although a course may be listed in the definition of multiple concentrations.
  • Students must achieve a B average or better in all 48 units of the concentration courses.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an online application  
  • Competency tests  
  • GRE and TOEFL/ IELTS  
  • Admission decision  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50100 USD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    16000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 USD per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Kigali

439300 - 614299 RWF /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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