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Information Systems Management (MISM) Application Process


The Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program has multiple, specialized academic pathways emphasizing multidisciplinary thinking, teamwork, and leadership through experiential learning and co-curricular programming. Some pathways have different application requirements, so it is important for you to review the information below regarding the application deadline and requirements before you begin your online application.

Before you begin your online application, please carefully review the information below.

MISM is a STEM-designated degree program. Students enrolled in the program are eligible for 24-month OPT STEM extension. For more information, visit the Office of International Education’s website.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline is January 10, but we will continue to accept applications after the deadline as long as space remains in the incoming class. To submit the application, you’ll need to do the following:

  • answer required questions within the online application form
  • upload required essay and résumé
  • register each recommender's name and email address
  • enter test date and registration number for any required standardized test(s)

Supporting materials (transcripts, test scores, recommendations) can arrive after the deadline without negatively impacting your admission decision or scholarship review. Applications are reviewed after all required materials have been received. Certain scholarship awards may be limited for applications received after the deadline. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you are interested in submitting an application after the published deadline.

Schedule a Visit

Schedule a visit to our campus to learn more about CMU and interact with current MISM students and faculty members.

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Attend an Online Info Session

Register to attend an upcoming live webinar, or view any of our previously recorded webinars at your convenience.

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Attend Fall Visitation Weekend

RSVP for our 2018 Fall Visitation Weekend, where you can meet fellow applicants, current students, and faculty members.

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Events Near You

Find out about Heinz College events near your hometown, including visits from reps from our Office of Admissions.

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Application Checklist


Before you begin the online application process, please carefully review the list of application requirements and admission criteria for the Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program.

The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we will complete the review of your application after we have received all of your application materials.

Pathways with Additional Application Requirements

MISM 12-Month Pathway

At least three years of work experience is required to be accepted into the MISM 12-Month Pathway.

At least three years of work experience is required to be accepted into the MISM 12-Month Pathway.

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Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) Pathway

The MISM-BIDA Pathway requires that you have a background in these three required coursework areas: programming, database, and statistics.

MISM-BIDA requires that you have a background in these three required coursework areas: programming, database, and statistics. See the "Prerequisite Coursework Information" section below for detailed information.

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Exchange Students

Click here for more information on the Exchange Program application requirements.

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Prerequisite Coursework Information


You may want to consider enrolling in prerequisite coursework prior to applying for admission. Taking an object-oriented and/or probability/statistics course is a great way to show the Admissions Committee that you are proactively preparing for graduate school and fulfilling the prerequisites for enrollment.

Heinz College neither prefers nor recommends any specific institutions at which you should complete your prerequisite coursework. Courses offered through Coursera or other MOOC platforms do not meet the prerequisite coursework requirements for admission to Heinz College.

Our faculty and staff are here to help you review courses you are considering. If you have any questions regarding admission and enrollment prerequisites, please contact the Office of Admissions via email at hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu, or give us a call at 412-268-2164.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Didn't find what you were looking for on this page? Check out our Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information on any of the topics or processes outlined above.

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