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Preparing for tomorrow’s challenges

We live in a world where 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced daily and practically every aspect of society relies on computers. Our graduate degree programs provide students new ways to analyze and solve the problems created by technology, as well as discover how to push technology’s boundaries. By working closely with our highly-regarded professors, you’ll graduate ready to make a positive impact on society.

The School of Computing and Information offers five master’s degree programs:

Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

Computer science does not exist in a vacuum. That’s why our program expects students to collaborate with faculty and students in other programs and departments. You’ll develop foundational knowledge in computer science through course work, independent study and internships and research. This program’s been designed to develop your computational thinking skills. Areas of teaching and research include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Algorithms, databases
  • Software engineering
  • Systems and networks
  • Data visualization/imaging
  • Security/privacy
  • Embedded systems
  • Natural language processing

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Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS)

This program provides a strong foundation in information access and retrieval, systems design and management, and human-computer interaction. You’ll work closely with faculty members who are renowned for their research and learn the groundbreaking advances that are currently in development. This program includes the following specializations:

  • Big data analytics
  • Human-centered computing
  • Database and web systems
  • Information assurance and security
  • Geoinformatics
  • Telecommunications and distributed systems

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Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

Accredited by the American Library Association, our Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree is responsive to the information marketplace and encourages the development of creativity, professionalism, and a proactive attitude to the needs of various clienteles in library, corporate, and information service environments.

This program includes three pathways:

  • Archives and Information Science
  • Data Stewardship
  • Library and Information Services

This program is offered on-campus and online, with the exception of the Archives and Information Sciences pathway, which is only offered on-campus.

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Master of Science in Intelligent Systems (MS)

The Intelligent Systems Program (ISP) is a multidisciplinary graduate program at the University of Pittsburgh dedicated to applied artificial intelligence (AI).

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Master of Science in Telecommunications (MST)

Students who enroll in the program get to work in our world-class lab facilities and are taught by professors who participate in cutting-edge research. Graduates of this program are needed in every industry to solve complex networking and security problems that companies are constantly facing. The program includes the following specializations:

  • Telecommunications Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Policy and Management
  • Wireless
  • Security

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