While not required, we strongly suggest testing your skills to be prepared for the fast-paced MSITM curriculum. Utilize the coursework below to help you gauge your level of preparedness as an MSITM applicant.
For UT Austin students, 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:
For non-UT Austin students, we recommend finding equivalent coursework at your university or college.
Questions regarding content or equivalency for the above courses can be directed to our admissions team at TexasMSITM@mccombs.utexas.edu.
Test Your Skills
The following HackerRank challenges allow you to assess your ability to solve logical problems using programming languages, as well as your knowledge of SQL. Feel free to use any programming language or version of SQL to solve the problems below. (Disclaimer: Successful completion of these challenges does not guarantee admission into the MSITM program. These challenges are not used in the application process. These challenges are provided to help you personally gauge whether you have the technical background to potentially be a good candidate for the MSITM program.)
Questions regarding content above 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 completely. Additionally, if the admissions committee requires further information about a candidate, an interview may be required.