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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Get started by creating an account in our online application system:

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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 Prepare for Graduate School 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 all application and supplemental materials prior to the following deadlines:

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Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MIIPS)

Applications Now Open
Applications Due: January 15

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Master of Science in Technology Ventures (MSTV)

Applications Now Open (Dual Degree Only)
Applications Due: By Department*

*Dual applicants must submit according to deadline of the respective College of Engineering department.

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Master of Science in Software Management (MSSM)

Applications Now Open
Applications Due:
Full-Time: January 15
Part-Time: March 1 (Round 1) and June 1 (Round 2)

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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. 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

You will be prompted to provide unofficial records of your academic transcripts and score reports. Please see the next section for information on how to submit official records.

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, videos and/or interactive presentations. Please submit your portfolio in our online application system as either a video (Max: 5 minutes) or PDF (Max: 20 pages).

Sending Official Score Reports & Transcripts

You are required to send official versions either by mail or electronically using the following instructions.

Our Mailing Address

Regardless of the degree program, please use our Pittsburgh campus address if you are sending application materials by mail:

Integrated Innovation Institute
c/o Admissions
Carnegie Mellon University
4612 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

GRE or GMAT

You are required to submit either GRE or GMAT examination scores. Please send your scores directly from ETS or GMAC 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.

Waiver: You may petition to waive the GRE or GMAT requirement if you have already earned a qualifying graduate degree in the United States. For more information, please email us.

TOEFL or IELTS

Applicants whose native language (mother tongue) is not English must provide TOEFL or IELTS scores. We require a minimum score of 95 for IBT (with no sub-score below a 23) and a minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS.

TOEFL

Institution Code: 2074
Department Code: 99 (Other)

IELTS

You can only send IELTS scores by mail. Use our Pittsburgh mailing address at 4612 Forbes Avenue.

Waiver: You may petition to waive the TOEFL/IELTS if you have previous English-language work experience. All waivers are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the admissions committee. For more information, please email us.

Academic Transcripts

You must submit the official transcript(s) from any university you have attended. You can submit by:

  1. Mailing directly to the Integrated Innovation Institute's Pittsburgh location.
  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 World Education Services (WES) - Required for certain transcripts*

The average GPA of our accepted applicants is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

*If your GPA is not based on a 4.0 scale, you must submit your official transcript through World Education Services (WES). Please select the "WES Basic Course by Course" evaluation. By using WES, you do not need to mail your official transcript.

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.