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Texas MSITM Program Prerequisites

Information Systems Graduate Program

Admission to the MSITM program is selective. We will not review incomplete applications. Qualified applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution by spring semester before beginning the MS Program
  • University coursework or professional experience in computer programming and database is required; major, minor, or certificate in Computer Science or Management Information Systems is preferred
  • Strong communication skills and motivation
  • Upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No work experience required, though students with work, leadership, and/or professional development experience are encouraged to apply

A common question MSITM receives from potential applicants relates to the level of technical skills required to successfully complete the fast-paced MSITM curriculum. While not required, we strongly suggest evaluating your technical skills as you consider applying to the MSITM program. Please utilize the Suggested Skillsets below and/or complete the online programming challenges beleow to help you gauge your level of technical preparedness as an MSITM applicant.

Suggested Skillsets Test Your Skills

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Application Deadlines

Applications for the Class of 2020 open August 1, 2018. ​​Please see application deadlines below:

Early Deadline: October 1, 2018
First Deadline: December 3, 2018
Second Deadline: January 28, 2019 (Final deadline for international applicants) 
Third Deadline: March 25, 2019
Final Deadline: May 6, 2019

Courses for the Class of 2020 begin in the summer of 2019. By submitting your Early Deadline Application, you will receive a decision regarding your application in mid-November. The Early Deadline is an opportunity to receive your admission decision within a shorter time period than the later deadlines. Being admitted through the Early Deadline is not binding.

Deadline FAQs  

How to Apply

Graduate Information Technology Management  
  • If you are sending scores from a prior test, the scores must still be valid at the start of the semester for which you are applying (within the last five years for the GRE or GMAT and two years for the TOEFL or IELTS). We do not waive this requirement for applicants with work experience. The GMAT code for MSITM is 396-44-30. The GRE code is 6882.
  • International students must also submit an official report of the TOEFL or IELTS with scores no older than two years. If you obtained your bachelor's degree in the U.S. or other English-speaking country, we may request expired TOEFL or IELTS scores for review.

Qualified applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview as part of the review process. Interviews may be conducted on the phone, through Skype, or in person, depending on the applicant's availability. Applicants have the opportunity to apply to more than one Master of Science Program for a single application fee. You will be able to indicate your interest in multiple programs within any of the Master of Science Program applications.

  MSITM Application Checklist  Admissions FAQS

International Students

International students who complete a STEM-designated degree program like the MSITM may qualify for an additional 24-month extension of OPT.

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Graduate Information Systems Students

MS IT & Management | Thursday, September 20 | 5:15 pm | BRB 1.118
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