Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute


Take the next step toward an innovative career at the cross-section of engineering, business, and design. 

Accepting Applications for May 2022

  • New Product Management Certificate
  • Technology for Product Management Certificate
  • Product Design Innovation Certificate 
  • Methods & Tools for Product Innovation Certificate
  • MIIPS Online Degree 

Apply within minutes & receive your admissions decision within days. 

Connect with Admissions

Athena Wintruba

Talk with the Admissions Office

Get guidance on the application process, learn more about our online certificates and degree programs, and connect one-on-one with Associate Director of Admissions Athena Wintruba. 

Connect with Athena

Attend an Info Session

Register for an online info session to ask us your questions and learn which online program is the best fit for you. 

Next Session: Tuesday, Jan 25th, 9:00am (EDT)


Rolling Application Deadlines

Summer 2022

applications open: December 2nd
deadline: April 1st
class start: May 16th

Fall 2022

applications open: April 2nd
deadline: August 1st
class start: August 29th

Spring 2023

applications open: August 1st
deadline: December 1st
class start: January 18th

Certificate Semester Schedule

Summer 2022* Fall 2022* Spring 2023*
New Product Management X X
Technology for Product Management X X X
Product Design Innovation X X X
Methods & Tools for Product Innovation X X X


Certificates are offered on a rotational schedule. Start your certificate in the semester listed above. Students can start the MIIPS Online degree every semester.

*Subject to Change. Final certificate schedules will be released prior to each application cycle. 


Your Admissions Toolkit

Ready to apply?

Consider which application is best for you right now-- start by taking one certificate; or dive into the full MIIPS Online Degree.

Applicants are highly encouraged to only submit one application per cycle. If you would like to change your application format after starting, please contact the Admissions Team,

iii Online Certificate Requirements

Step 1: Online Application 

Step 2: Unofficial Transcripts

Step 3: TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo*

MIIPS Online Degree Requirements

Step 1: Online Application 

Step 2: Unofficial Transcripts

Step 3: TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo*

Step 4: Resume/CV

Step 5: Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Step 6: Video Essay

Step 7: Portfolio

Step 8: Application Fee ($75)

*Applicants whose native language (mother tongue) is not English must provide a valid English proficiency score including TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Rates: 2021-2022



iii Online Certificate (20 units)


Online MIIPS Degree (102 units)

4 certificates + Capstone Course 


Official tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year will be released in Spring 2022.

Student Fees

All CMU students are charged a Technology Fee per semester. The current rate is $220 per semester. Learn more about CMU Student Fees


Financial Resources

Self Funding & Payment Options

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.

Explore private loan options and payment plans on the Student Financial Services website. 

Review the College of Engineering's section on Financial Support, which includes details on how to find alternative external funding.

Part-time students could consider Employer Tuition Benefits to help cover their costs. Check out for more resources to start a conversation with your employer.

Student Consumer Information

Carnegie Mellon University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Visit CMU's Consumer Information page for more about the University's accreditation and state authorizations.