Admissions-Integrated Innovation Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions Requirements

Application Components

  • Application Form
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee ($100)
  • Official College Transcripts
  • GRE or GMAT Score Report
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score Report
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Resume/CV
  • Portfolio

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee for the program is $100 US dollars. The fee can be paid by credit card through the online application.

College Transcripts

All applicants are required to submit "unofficial" transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions they have attended into the DecisionDesk system by the application deadline. These scanned copies must be legible and in English. If you are admitted to the program and decide to enroll, then "official" hard-copy transcripts must be mailed directly from the issuing institutions to the MII-PS admissions office. Click on the Contact Us tab for our mailing address. Please note that your admission is conditional until your final "official" transcript is approved.

GRE or GMAT Score Report

Applicants are required to take the GRE or GMAT exam and request an official GRE/GMAT score report be sent by ETS/GMAC directly to the Integrated Innovation Institute. The GRE code for Carnegie Mellon U - Integrated Innovation is 0089 (department code is not required at this time). Please use the following GMAT information to send your scores with the following information: Carnegie Mellon University - Integrated Innovation Institute - Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services - 69H-J7-31. We also recommend that applicants upload an unofficial copy of these scores into their online application.

TOEFL or IELTS Score Reports

International applicants whose native language of their home country of citizenship is not English, are required to take the TOEFL test and request an official TOEFL score report be sent by ETS directly to the MII-PS admissions office. For the score report to be "official", it must be sent by ETS to the MII-PS admissions office. The TOEFL Designated Institution Code for the Integrated Innovation Institute is 5325. We also recommend that applicants upload an unofficial copy of these scores into their online application. Although the TOEFL test is preferred, we will also accept the submission of official IELTS scores.

Statement of Purpose

The Statement of Purpose is a 1-2 page document (1000 words or less) that answers the following questions:
  • What are your reasons for applying to the MII-PS program at Carnegie Mellon University?
  • How will your education, experiences and graduate training in the MII-PS program help you fulfill your professional goals?
  • Why are you a great candidate for the program?

Letters of Recommendation (3)

Applicants are required to submit 3 letters of recommendation. Letters are typically submitted by professors, work supervisors, or mentors who you have studied with, worked for or partnered with and who know you, your skills, strengths, capabilities, etc... Recommenders can submit their letters through DecisionDesk or to us directly via email. Once you've created an application in the system you will be asked for the email addresses of your writers. DecisionDesk will take care of emailing each writer and later adding their letters to your application.


Applicants are required to submit a current resume in DecisionDesk describing their educational and professional background.


A portfolio is a body of supporting work representing recent professional, academic or personal projects. We require a portfolio from all applicants. (Applicants with business backgrounds may want to include business plans, marketing and/or branding projects as part of the portfolio process.) A strong portfolio includes a range of projects that best illustrates your skills, talents and interests demonstrating your problem solving abilities, visualization skills, and overall level of craftsmanship. Quality of work is more important than quantity. As a guide, highlighting work from 3-6 projects is sufficient.

Photographs, drawings, videos, and/or interactive presentations are all acceptable. For each piece submitted, include a brief description so we understand the project/challenge and the solution/deliverable. If you include collaborative work, make sure to identify your contributions.

The maximum number of images/media you can upload is 18. You are advised to edit thoughtfully – consider this a short narrative of your experiences but you want to share a complete story. We advise against uploading a multiple page PDF as one image. If you take this approach only the first image will be reviewed and considered.

All materials must be submitted through DecisionDesk to be considered. External portfolio links will not be considered.


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