Calling all changemakers.
Do you want to launch your own tech venture? Create meaningful products or services for real people? Pivot into a career in product management? You've found the right place.
We offer interdisciplinary master's degrees and online certificates in:
- Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (On Campus & Online)
- Software Management
- Stackable Online Product Design & Innovation Certificates
Take the Next Step
Connect with our admissions team to learn how you could launch an innovative career at the cross-section of engineering, business, and design.
Get guidance on the application process, learn more about our on campus and online programs or connect one-on-one with Associate Director of Admissions, Athena Wintruba.
To be considered, you must submit an online application and all supplemental materials before the deadline:
|MIIPS & MIIPS Advanced Study||Fall 2024||October 1, 2023||
January 19, 2024
|M.S. Software Management - Full-Time||Fall 2024||October 1, 2023||
January 19, 2024
|M.S. Software Management - Part-Time||Fall 2023||October 1, 2022||
June 1, 2023
|MIIPS Online Degree & Certificates||Rolling||See Online Admissions Details||See Online Admissions Details|
Learn More About Applying to Each Program
Innovation Includes Everyone
One of the goals behind the Integrated Innovation Institute is to integrate diverse and varied perspectives to achieve innovation. But we would be remiss not to acknowledge that there are inherent advantages and disadvantages to certain populations created by the systems that are in place. We acknowledge these disparities and aim to make things right with not just words but action.
We pride ourselves on having utilized a truly holistic approach since our department’s creation. However there is always room to improve to make our admissions process more equitable and inclusive.
Here are the steps we’ve taken to do just that:
Accessibility to Information
Not everyone has the luxury of visiting campus, meeting face-to-face with faculty, and sitting in on a class. So we’ve created opportunities to bring the iii experience to you:
- One-on-one virtual/phone appointments with the Associate Director of Admissions
- Zoom meetings with current student Admissions Ambassadors on your schedule
- Programmatic informational webinars
By making these opportunities more accessible for all, prospective students regardless of ability, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, location, etc. are better informed about iii programs and application processes and thus better equipped at preparing a strong application package for the right program for them.
- Virtual admissions specific webinars including an overview of the application process and portfolio Q&A with the program director
- Virtual class visit opportunities
A holistic review process means candidates are not automatically admitted or denied based on GPA or test scores.
Our admission review process takes into consideration all aspects: GPA, letters of recommendation, video essay response, work experience, goals and interests aligned with our department, and relevant test scores and portfolios as supplied.
We do not utilize long Statements of Purpose but rather a series of short essays to better understand you, your interest in the iii, and your career goal.
Since fall 2021, we have made the decision to be GRE/GMAT optional. For those who have not taken the GRE, the weight of components considered in the review process will be redistributed among all submitted materials. In short - YES the GRE is really optional. In 2022, 43% of admitted iii students provided the GRE and 57% of admitted iii students did not provide the GRE - data which supports that our process of being GRE Optional is not biased in favor of students supplying the GRE.
To provide a more accessible English proficiency exam option for international applicants, we now accept not just the TOEFL and IELTS but also the Duolingo English Test. This option allows applicants to take their English proficiency exam online without an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Are your degrees considered STEM programs?
Can I apply to more than one graduate program at the Integrated Innovation Institute?
Can I receive transfer credit?
Where should I mail my transcripts and other application materials?
Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the purpose of rendering an admission decision. Official transcripts will be requested upon enrollment, which may be submitted in the following ways:
1. Mailing directly to
Carnegie Mellon University
Integrated Innovation Institute
4612 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
2. Sending electronically via an official parchment service (e.g. Parchment.com). When using these services, please send to email@example.com
3. Via a credential evaluation service
Why have my supporting documents not arrived?
Please be sure to check with your issuing institutions and test centers that all required materials have been sent to us with complete information.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for your application materials to be processed, as we receive a large volume of documentation around application deadlines.
You can verify which supporting documents have been received by our team by logging in to your online application and reviewing the application materials checklist.
What financial resources are available?
- The Student Financial Services' page on the Graduate Financial Aid Process
- The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs page on Financial Assistance
- The College of Engineering's section on Financial Support, which includes details on how to find external funding
- The Fellowships and Scholarships Office's page for International & Non-US Citizen Student Resources, for funding opportunities both at CMU and by other organizations
- The iii DEI Scholarships & Funding document