Degree Program VisionWith the drastic drop in the price of storage and the rise of the internet, many organizations have deployed very large information systems that span the globe, but these organizations are not equipped to further develop and analyze these systems successfully and efficiently. The goal of the Carnegie Mellon University Masters of Science in Information Technology, specialization in Very Large Information Systems professional degree program is to train a new generation of premier technologists who have the skills and knowledge to (a) develop the layers of technology involved in the next generation of massive information system deployments (b) analyze the data that these systems generate.
Very Large Information Systems (VLIS) are large systems and repositories of data that can be found in industry, government, military, academic, and scientific settings. They take the form of internet content providers, business transactions, text, video, financial transactions, genomic data, health care management, scientific data sets, etc.
Through a comprehensive curriculum, the MSIT-VLIS program trains technologists to understand all aspects of VLIS deployments. Graduates will have a unified vision of these systems after being trained in core courses, training through an internship, and a capstone project that integrates this training.
The MSIT-VLIS experience draws from internationally recognized CMU faculty in many departments: Institute for Software Research, Language Technologies Institute, Machine Learning Department, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Human Computer Interaction Institute, and the Computer Science Department.