Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

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Advance your product and service career. On your time.

Backed by the solid reputation of Carnegie Mellon University, our online, career-minded programs set you up for success — allowing you to build industry knowledge and connections. You’ll experience the same in-depth education as students who take the program on campus, but you’ll have the flexibility to take classes from anywhere, earning a single certificate or stacking all iii Online certificates to earn your master's degree — 100% online.

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iii Online Advantages

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You control the pace
at which you progress.

We respect your time.  Build your education and knowledge base while maintaining the flexibility to balance your work, life, family, and friends. Set (or change) the pace of your education as you go.

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You earn CMU transcripts
along the way.

Pursue any (or all) stackable online certificates or the online Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services degree on your own time, based on the skills you want to acquire. As you progress, you’ll have a Carnegie Mellon University transcript to show for it.

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You gain career-changing education.

An education from Carnegie Mellon University comes with both credibility and connections. Our rigorous curriculum is well-known both nationally and internationally. Learn from CMU faculty and earn 20+ units of CMU credit per certificate.

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You're surrounded by a powerful community.

Built for collaboration, the program allows you to build genuine relationships with professors and other students. You'll be surrounded by classmates who, like you, understand that education is key to career building and innovation.


Online Applications are always open, with rolling admission cycles

Complete your application in minutes and receive your admissions decision in days.

Current Admission Cycle: Deadline for Spring 2025
Applications Open: Now   
Application Deadline: December 15, 2024

Learn How To Apply

Spring 2025

application deadline: December 1st
enrolled deadline: December 15th
class start: mid-January

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Summer 2025

application deadline: April 1st
enrolled deadline: April 15th
class start: mid-May

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Fall 2025

application deadline: July 15th
enrolled deadline: August 1st
class start: late-August

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Am I a Good Fit?

The iii's online coursework attracts career-minded individuals who are looking for a flexible learning structure that allows them to go to school and continue working full time.

Our online programs are ideal for engineers, designers, and business professionals looking to push the boundaries of what’s possible to create the next generation of products & services. 

Common career paths include:

  • Product Design, Design Engineering, Product Management, Design Strategy Consulting, Product Development, UX Design, User Research

Connect with Current Online Students

Learn firsthand what makes our Online Program unique, challenging, and life-changing by speaking with a student.

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Sofia Zertuche

 Sofia is currently a Visual Design Manager for MAX at WBD. She has experience working with brands like the Oscars, UEFA Champions League, Barbie, and more!

She's currently pursuing the MIIPS Masters degree and plans to graduate May 2025.

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Seth Mitchell

Seth Mitchell is a dynamic professional with a background in software and design with a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Transitioning into software development at General Motors, Seth now serves as a UI Lead, leveraging his design expertise to create engaging user interfaces for GM's digital platforms.Outside of his role at GM, Seth is the founder of The Blocks, a startup dedicated to building well-designed personal finance apps & resources. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, exploring all things automotive, diving into personal finance and traveling the world.

An Online Student's Perspective

Meet Kyle, a current MIIPS Online degree student, as he shares his educational and professional background and what motivated him to continue his educational journey through the iii online programs. 

Teresa Cain shares how she and her classmates have created an online community amongst themselves. She talks about participating Zoom calls, collaborating with peers in the Miro platform, and taking part in casual conversations on Slack.

Teresa talks about the concepts she learned in the classroom that have resonated with her. She enjoyed learning about the laws of UX and the foundation of how you think about design solutions. These concepts have still been applicable for her when establishing best practices in relation to competitors.