Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Design What's Next

The Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MIIPS) degree trains the next generation of innovators, design thinkers, disruptors, and world changers. In the MIIPS program, you'll learn to tackle industry and society’s greatest challenges in a world that increasingly merges technology with humanity.

Innovation is driven by people, not products. Work alongside the best and the brightest engineers, business professionals and designers seeking to break out of their silo or discipline. Collaborate across barriers to build empathy for the needs of both individuals and industry. 

Gain New Skills, Discover a Hybrid Career Path

Product Design
Product Development
User Research
Design Strategy
UX/UI Design
Product Management
Design Engineering

Alumni Success

Leverage the MIIPS program to pursue a dynamic career at the cross-section of engineering, business and design. Our graduates emerge as innovative leaders of the most exciting, large-scale, cross-disciplinary initiatives in diverse industries and leading companies.

For more on career outcomes, review our 2021 Career Destinations Report (PDF) or visit our MIIPS Alumni page.


Catherine Sun (MIIPS '05)

Head of Design, Innovation Lab at Capital One

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Jason Wilkins (MIIPS '11)

Senior Design Director at IDEO

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Megan Neese (MIIPS '05)

Senior Manager at Nissan Motor's Future Lab
Board Chair of Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

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Anshuman Kumar (MIIPS '16)

Mechanical Design Engineer - Power Electronics at Tesla Motors

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Academic Details

Program Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon's pioneering vision for interdisciplinary innovation education remains at the heart of our program. See what makes MIIPS unique, to a typical academic experience; to other master's and MBA programs; to other universities. 

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Degree Options

Build Kitchen


The MIIPS degree is a 9-month program ideal for candidates looking to build integrated skills in an accelerated format. Professionals currently working in Pittsburgh may consider completing the MIIPS program on a part-time schedule. 

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IoT Personos

MIIPS Advanced Study

The MIIPS Advanced Study degree builds on the MIIPS curriculum by featuring an internship, master's essay, and additional elective coursework. This 16-month degree is recommended for candidates seeking more experience or to pivot careers.

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MIIPS Advanced Study + Integrated Study in Computer Science

The MIIPS Advanced Study + Integrated Study in Computer Science degree includes additional coursework in the School of Computer Science for those interested in enriching their technical skills.

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Degree Structure

Build a Foundation


Build fundamental skills to innovate product & services while working on dynamic teams of engineers, business professionals & designers.

Impact Industry


Tackle a real-world problem presented by industry sponsors while working on your capstone project. Build on your product development skills through elective coursework.

Apply Yourself

Summer internship

Apply your academic experience to a real-world experience with an internship focused on product development innovation.

MIIPS Advanced Study Only

Master a Specialty


Deepen your expertise in emerging product development areas by completing a master’s essay and additional specialty coursework.

MIIPS Advanced Study Only

MIIPS Admissions

Learn about the admissions requirements and guidelines.

Applications for Fall 2023

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 2023

October 1, 2022

January 20, 2023

Am I a Good Fit?

Highly qualified candidates demonstrate a passion in product & service development, innovation and/or entrepreneurship and have the following background:

  • Engineering (all types)
  • Design (including fine arts, architecture, UX/UI & HCI)
  • Business (including economics)

The ideal candidate will hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent from an accredited institution (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., Higher Learning Commission or U.S. Dept. of Education).

Applicants with less than five years of experience or applicants who are seeking to pivot careers should consider applying to our MIIPS Advanced Study degree.

Applicants with more work experience are encouraged to apply to the MIIPS degree, a 9-month degree and more accelerated format.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition Rates: 2022-2023

Program Tuition
MIIPS $52,100
MIIPS Advanced Study

3 Academic Terms: $78,150    
Summer 2023 Term: $2,171

MIIPS Part-Time $543 per unit
MIIPS Advanced Study and Integrated Study in Computer Science

4 Academic Terms: $104,200
Summer 2023 Term: $2,171

* Estimated tuition for the Fall 2023 semester. Official rate for the 2023-2024 academic year will be released in Spring 2023.

For more information, visit  CMU's Student Financial Services website.

Financial Aid & Other Costs of Attendance

For information on financial aid, housing, and insurance, visit our Cost of Attendance page.

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