In order to be prepared for the fast-paced MSITM curriculum, we recommend taking university coursework in computer programming and database. The following 3 courses offered by the University of Texas at Austin (or their equivalent at another institution) are excellent preparation for the MSITM Program. Links are for recent syllabi of courses - students should review current course descriptions to see topics covered and determine equivalency at other institutions:
We also feel that any of the topics for CS 329E would also prepare students to succeed in our program:
Additional coursework in other areas, such as Graphics and Visualization, Game Development, or Cyberspace, may be useful but may not prepare students for the rigorous nature of the MSITM Program.
Questions regarding content or equivalency for the above courses can be directed to our admissions team at TexasMSITM@mccombs.utexas.edu.
MSITM Application Checklist
All sections within the online application must be filled out complete. Additionally, if the admissions committee requires further information about a candidate, an interview may be required.