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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Informatics and Networked Systems

Pittsburgh, PA

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University of Pittsburgh

Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Informatics and Networked Systems is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) Information science
(Certificate) Big data analytics
Master of Science in Telecommunications (MST) Telecommunications
(Certificate) Telecommunications
(Certificate) Security assurance/information systems
(Certificate) Information science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Information science Telecommunications

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 113
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, GMAT
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, GMAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

931
Applied
801
Accepted
185
Enrolled
86%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Winter deadline November 1st June 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st June 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, GMAT
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0; previous course work in instructional programming language, statistics, mathematics, and probability
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE, GMAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree; minimum GPA of 3.3; course work in programming, cognitive psychology, systems analysis and design, data structures, and statistics or mathematics
Additional Entrance Requirements Master's degree in information science, telecommunications, or related field

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

386
Total Graduate Students
85%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.52%
Black or African American 1.04%
White or Caucasian 9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.81%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.04%
Unknown 0.26%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

41
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 17
Male (32)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cybersecurity and privacy, social computing and networks, data analytics and data science, human-centered computing, spectrum use and enforcement
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 135 North Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Martin Weiss
Chair
Email: mbw@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-9430
Fax: 412-624-5231

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