MIIPS Advanced Study
Building upon the MIIPS curriculum, the Advanced Study degree takes your Integrated Innovation training a step further, allowing you to gain practical experience and delve further into cutting-edge technology and applied research.
- 16 months (August-December), with summer internship & additional fall semester
- Great for candidates seeking more experience or to pivot careers
- Features Innovation Mindset in Practice & additional coursework
Course Highlight: About Innovation Mindset in Practice
Exclusive to MIIPS Advanced Study students, this final semester course inspires students to take their thinking to the next level and to assimilate a topic in the context of an integrated approach to innovation. From the first day of classes through their summer internships + more, MIIPS students have been challenged to embrace ambiguity, trust in a human-centered, evidence-based process, and think as creatively as possible on multidisciplinary teams. They have added new skills to their toolkits and new perspectives for how to "see" the world differently.
The challenge in this intensive class is to apply critical thinking, an innovative mindset, disciplined research, and a thoughtful use of tools/methods to a topic of each student's choosing within the innovation realm. And equally important, the student must be self-directed and demonstrate their ability to communicate about their topic to other practitioners in meaningful ways.
Examples of Past Topics
Innovation vs. Imitation for Successful Businesses
The Future of Responsive Architecture
Mid-Term Effects of AI on G7 Labor Markets: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to the 21st Century
Re-evaluating strategies for curbing self-inflicted gun suicides: How can designers save lives?
Future of Input Technologies for Mixed Reality Applications
- The MIIPS Advanced Study curriculum requires students to complete a minimum of 141 units of course work over three semesters and a summer internship.
- Students must maintain full-time student status (36 units) during three semesters: fall #1, spring #1, and fall #2 terms.
- Students must complete at least 42 units of electives relevant to the product development process and be approved by an advisor. This includes 12 units of electives completed within the Integrated Innovation Institute (49-xxx).
- In order to work with industry sponsors during in the degree-required Integrated Product Development capstone course, signing contractual terms regarding intellectual property and non-disclosure agreements may be required to complete the course project.
- All coursework must be completed with graduate level courses.
- Students must have a minimum QPA of 3.0 to graduate.
For additional details regarding degree requirements, review our full Graduate Student Handbook.