Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Admissions

Take the next step toward an innovative career at the cross-section of engineering, business, and design. Learn about admissions and prepare your application to one of our three master's degrees.

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Athena Wintruba

Talk with the Admissions Office

Get guidance on the application process, learn more about our graduate programs, and connect one-on-one with Associate Director of Admissions Athena Wintruba. 

Schedule a virtual meeting or phone call with Athena.

Meet Current MIIPS Students

Ipsita Mallick

Ipsita Mallick (MIIPS Advanced Study)
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Anushri Gupta

Anushri Gupta (MIIPS Advanced Study)
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Chanson Kuo (MIIPS Advanced Study)
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Konomi Nakajima MIIPS Advanced Study)
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Meet Current MSTV Students

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Dylan Vanamli (MSTV '20)
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Coco Cao

Coco Cao (MSTV '21)
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Meet MSSM Students

Akriti Aggarwal

Dhairyya Agarwal (MSSM '20)
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Akriti Aggarwal

Akriti Aggarwal (MSSM '20)
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Victor Otazu

Victor Otazu Estrada (MSSM '20)
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Victor Otazu

Xinyong Lyu (MSSM '20)
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Attend an Info Session

Offered both on-campus and virtually, our admissions events give you an opportunity to ask us your questions and learn which degree is the best fit for you:

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Learn About Tuition & Financial Assistance

Visit our Cost of Attendance page for information on funding, housing, health insurance, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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Application Deadlines

To be considered, you must submit the online application and all supplemental materials before the deadline:

Degree Program

Start Term

Applications Open

Deadline (Applications Close)

MIIPS & MIIPS Advanced Study

Fall 2021

October 1, 2020

January 20, 2021*

M.S. Software Management - Full-Time

Fall 2021

October 1, 2020

January 20, 2021*

M.S. Software Management - Part-Time

Fall 2021

October 1, 2020

Round 1: March 1, 2021
Round 2: June 1, 2021

M.S. Technology Ventures - Dual Degree Program

Fall 2021

October 1, 2020

Dual degree applicants must submit their application by the deadline for the partner M.S. Engineering program. Please check with the College of Engineering department to confirm deadline requirements.

M.S. Technology Ventures

Spring 2021

July 1, 2020

September 15, 2020

Your Admissions Toolkit

Please carefully review the admissions deadlines and requirements specific to your program of interest. 

Online Application & Fee

To get started, create an account in our online application system via Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering. Once you've created your account, the system will email you a PIN. This PIN, along with your password, allows you to save your application over several sessions. You can also log into to monitor the status of your application and view your admissions decision.

In the system, you will be prompted to pay a fee of $75 by either credit card or debit card. 

In our online application system, you will be required to submit the following materials:

Resume

Your most recent professional resume or curriculum vitae

Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Your three references can be professional and/or academic. Each reference will automatically be emailed a link to submit a letter of recommendation directly to our online system. 

Video Essay

The video platform gives our admissions committee the opportunity to learn more about you beyond the written materials you have provided. You required to answer one question; the questions are randomized and are not something that you should prepare for.

Unofficial Scores Reports & Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the purpose of rendering an admission decision. Official transcripts will be requested upon enrollment, which may be submitted the following ways:
1.      Mailing directly to the Integrated Innovation Institute's Pittsburgh address.
2.      Sending electronically via an official parchment service (e.g. Parchment.com). When using these services, please send to admissions-iii@cmu.edu.
3.      Via a credential evaluation service - Required for certain transcripts*
The average GPA of our accepted applicants is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Portfolio

MIIPS Applicants Only
The MIIPS portfolio is an opportunity to tell us your story. Showcase three to six projects that best illustrate your skills, talents, and interests. Your examples should speak to your problem-solving abilities, visualization skills, and overall level of craftsmanship.  In each project, please briefly describe and summarize your contributions.

We accept photographs, drawings, or interactive presentations. Please submit your portfolio in our online application system as a PDF (Max: 20 pages).

Sending Official Score Reports & Transcripts

You are required to send official versions either by mail or electronically.

GRE or GMAT

To ensure that those who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree are not hindered by the inability to sit for the GRE and GMAT due to test center closures, the GRE/GMAT will be optional for CMUiii applications for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 start dates only. 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.
If you have taken the GRE, you are encouraged to add strong scores to support your application. Please send your scores directly from ETS or GMAT using the following codes:

GRE

Institution Code: 2074 
Department Code: 1699 (Engineering – Other)

GMAT

You can only send GMAT scores by mail. When sending, use the following codes:

Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MIIPS)  69H-J7-31
Master of Science in Software Management 69H-J7-56
Master of Science in Technology Ventures 69H-J7-33

The average scores of our accepted applicants for the GRE are Quantitative: 159, Verbal: 155, and Analytical Writing: 3.5. The average score for GMAT is 600.

TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo

Applicants whose native language (mother tongue) is not English must provide a valid English proficiency score including TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores. We require a minimum score of 95 for IBT on the TOEFL (with no sub-score below a 23), and a minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS, and a minimum score of 105 on DuoLingo.
TOEFL
Institution Code: 2074
Department Code: 99 (Other)
IELTS
You can only send IELTS scores by mail. Please send to :
Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering
431 Hamerschlag Drive
Ansys Hall Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
Duolingo English Test
Select "CMU – College of Engineering"
Waiver: You may petition for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver if you have completed an undergraduate degree in the U.S. or if you are applying to the part-time program and have previous English-language work experience. For more information, please email us.

How to Check Your Status

To check the status of your online application, please log into your account on our online application system. You may also email us at admissions-iii@cmu.edu for more information.

Admissions decisions will be posted, and you will be notified by email as soon as the committee concludes its review; typically 4-6 weeks after the close of the application deadline.

Information for Re-Applicants

We allow prospective students to reapply within one year of the original application term. We retain your original application on file and any components you submitted previously, including your transcripts, GRE or GMAT test scores, and recommendation letters.

To re-apply, please submit the following:

  • An updated online 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

As a re-applicant, we waive your application fee and encourage you to update your application with your most recent accomplishments, as the quality of the applicant pool typically increases each year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, all programs offered at the Integrated Innovation Institute are considered STEM programs.  The CIP codes by degree are the following:

MSTV 52.0701
MIIPS 15.1502
MSSM 14.0903

It is strongly discouraged that you apply to more than one program within the Integrated Innovation Institute. We encourage our students to attend information sessions and speak with our admissions team to learn more about the details of each of our programs.

The Integrated Innovation Institute does not accept transfer credit for courses completed from other CMU departments or any other institutions.

Please send all transcripts and application materials to the following address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Integrated Innovation Institute
4612 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Please allow 3-4 weeks for your application materials to be processed, as we receive a large volume of mail around during closer to application deadlines. Additionally, please be sure to check with your issuing institutions and test centers that all required materials have been sent to us with complete information. 

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.

For more details about submitting supporting materials, please review our iii Admissions Guide (PDF).