Frequently Asked Questions
Step by Step - Application Overview
Step 1: How do I apply?
Step 2: Transcripts
Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the purpose of rendering an admission decision. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.
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 email@example.com.
3. Via a credential evaluation service - Required for certain transcripts*
Step 3: TOEFL/IELTS/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.
Institution Code: 2074
Department Code: 99 (Other)
We accept electronic IELTS scores only, using the physical address to confirm the right college/department.
Please contact your IELTS testing center and request that your scores be sent to:
Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering
431 Hamerschlag Drive
ANSYS Hall Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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.
Step 4: Resume/CV
your most recent professional resume or curriculum vitae.
Step 5: Letters of Recommendation
Step: 6 Video Essay
When applying to the MIIPS Online degree, 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.
Step 7: Portfolio
When applying to the MIIPS Online degree, the 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).
Additional Admissions Resources
When is the application deadline?
When can I start a certificate or degree?
Are the GRE/GMATs optional?
GRE or GMAT
Institution Code: 2074
Department Code: 1699 (Engineering – Other)
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.
What are the prerequisites for the iii online certificates?
Who is not eligible to become a certificate student?
Eligibility criteria for enrollment in certificate programs are determined by individual schools and colleges, however, the following groups generally should not apply to become certificate students:
- Students on or facing academic or disciplinary action.
- CMU undergraduate applicants for the current or upcoming academic year.
- International students who do not already have a valid visa to study in the United States (Carnegie Mellon, unfortunately, is not able to issue student immigration documents to certificate students).
- Prospective graduate applicants for the current or upcoming academic year should consult with their intended graduate program before applying to a certificate program.
Academics / Student Experience
Will I receive a transcript for my courses?
Can I start in the MIIPS Online Degree and switch to residential?
Can I take certificates in any order?
Can I take courses in any order?
How long will it take to earn the online MIIPS Certificate/Master’s degree?
As a certificate student, will I have access to CMU alumni resources?
Upon completing a certificate, you will have access to iii department alum resources, including virtual events and our private LinkedIn Group. Please note that completion of a certificate(s) does not confer alumni status with the university. You will, of course, always be a welcomed member of the iii community!
How much is synchronous vs asynchronous?
When are live/synchronous classes held?
As a certificate student, will I get a physical certificate mailed to me?
What financial aid is available for the iii Online Certificates?
Students enrolled in professional programs at CMU are primarily self-funded. The MIIPS Online Degree and iii Online Certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid loans.
How much is tuition?