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Graduate Information Systems Admissions


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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 below 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 2022 are now open!

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Please see application deadlines below:

First Deadline: October 19, 2020
Second Deadline: January 11, 2021 (Final deadline for international applicants)
Third Deadline: March 15, 2021
Final Deadline: April 26, 2021

Courses for the Class of 2022 will begin in the summer of 2021. Applicants have the opportunity to apply to up to two Master of Science Programs for a single application fee.


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          Student Handbook

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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Attend an Info Session

Graduate Information Systems Students

We hold informational webinars throughout the year to answer your questions about life and the program and living in Austin. Join us for a virtual info session this spring!

February 16, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

February 22, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT

February 25, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT