FAQsFrequently asked questions about the Integrated Innovation Institute and the application/admission process.
When is the application deadline?
- Pittsburgh Campus: Monday, February 1st, 2016
- Silicon Valley Campus
|Round 1||Round 2|
|Full-time||December 1||March 1|
|Part-time||March 1||June 1|
What are the GRE score averages for accepted applicants?
Please note that we consider the entire application (including test scores, GPA, recommendations, statement of purpose, portfolio and fit with program) before making a final decision.
Do you accept GMAT scores in place of GRE scores?
Yes, we accept GMAT or GRE scores as part of the admissions process.
Send your GMAT scores directly to us with the following information:
Pittsburgh Campus: 69H-J7-31
Silicon Valley Campus: 69H-Z3-42
What are the TOEFL / IELTS score guidelines?
We require a minimum iBT score of 95 (with no sub-score below 23) to be considered for admission. Minimum subscores for reading, listening, speaking and writing = 23.
The TOEFL requirements cannot be waived. We will accept the IELTS instead of the TOEFL. The IELTS guideline is 6.5 overall.
What are your GRE / GMAT and TOEFL Codes for the Integrated Innovation Institute?
Please request an official GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS score report be sent by ETS/GMAC directly to the Integrated Innovation Institute campuses. We also recommend that applicants upload an unofficial copy of these scores into their online application.
Pittsburgh Campus Codes:
- GRE: 0089
- GMAT: 69H-J7-31
- TOEFL ETS Code: 5325
Silicon Valley Campus Codes:
- GRE: 4024
- GMAT: 69H-Z3-42
- TOELF ETS Code: 5759
What is the GPA average for accepted applicants?
What is the cost of tuition?
Tuition - Pittsburgh & Silicon Valley Campuses
- Full-time graduate tuition for 2015-2016 academic year is $42,000.1
- Pittsburgh Part-time graduate tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $583 per unit.
- Silicon Valley Part-time graduate tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $438 per unit.
Housing and health insurance usually compose the major cost for school other than tuition. For information regarding tuition and other related costs please visit the HUB website.
1Academic year denotes fall and spring semesters. Three-semester programs will have an additional semester of tuition.
Is financial support available?
There is no university funding provided for students at the Integrated Innovation Institute. Teaching or research assistantships are available to Ph.D. students only. All enrolled students, or their employers, are responsible for payment in full for tuition and expenses. Some students do secure external funding. You are welcome to explore the HUB website for information about graduate student financial aid [pdf], the Office of Graduate Education and the College of Engineering websites for external funding opportunities.
How can I schedule a visit?
I'm admitted but cannot attend now, can I defer admission?
The Integrated Innovation Institute does not defer admission. Admitted applicants may re-apply the following year by submitting additional application materials.
As a re-applicant, you will need to submit the following:
- An updated application
- One additional letter of recommendation
- Any new test score reports for the GRE or GMAT
- Any new transcripts for classes or degrees you may have received
- An updated resume
The application fee is waived for re-applicants. Please keep in mind that, in general, the quality of the applicant pool increases each year, so it will be to your advantage to update your application with your most recent accomplishments.