MSIM

Application Process

Application Timeline for Full-Time MSIM program

  • September 1, 2016: Application opens for autumn 2017 admissions.
  • January 15, 2017: Deadline for all applications and materials for the Full-Time MSIM Program. Must submit MyGrad application by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time zone). Applications will not be accepted after this date.
  • February-March 2017: Admissions decisions (admit, wait list, deny) for the Full-Time MSIM Program will be sent via email. Some decisions will be sent in early- to mid-February and others will be sent in early- to mid-March.
  • April 15, 2017: Reply deadline for initial round of offers for Full-Time MSIM Program.
  • June 2017: Registration for autumn 2017 term.

Deadline Policy

All application materials, including recommendation letters, should be submitted by January 15, 2017. Review and/or consideration of incomplete applications or late materials is at the discretion of the MSIM admissions committee.

Application Timeline for Mid-Career MSIM program

  • September 1, 2016: Application opens for autumn 2017 admissions.
  • September-May: Rolling admissions
  • May 1, 2017: Priority deadline for applicants to the Mid-Career MSIM Program. Must submit MyGrad application by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time zone).
  • August 15, 2017: Final date to submit a Mid-Career MSIM application. After May 1, we will continue accepting applications on a space-available basis until August 15.

Admissions Process and Deadline Policy

For the 2017 application cycle, the Mid-Career MSIM program will have a rolling admissions process. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made as they are submitted. We will follow a general timeline:

  • Application is submitted and reviewed for completion
  • Applicant will receive a welcome email, that will detail which materials are missing
  • Once all materials are received, the applicant will receive a confirmation email that will contain a date by when they can expect to receive a decision (generally 3-4 weeks after their application has become complete)
  • If admitted, the applicant will have about 4 weeks to respond with their decision
  • If they accept the offer, the applicant will have about 4 weeks to pay the deposit. (If the deposit is not paid by the deadline, the applicant may lose their place in the program.)
  • Assuming there is space in the program, the final deadline to apply to the program for Autumn 2017 is August 15, 2017.

Deadline Policy

Since the admissions committee will be using a "rolling" admissions process, there is no deadline "policy." Applications will be reviewed and decisions made as they become complete. The admissions committee will give preference to complete applications, but reserves the right to consider incomplete applications. As indicated in the timeline, assuming there is space in the program, the final application deadline is August 15, 2017. (If all spaces in the program are filled before August 15, the admissions committee reserves the right to close the application before this date.)

MyGrad Application

Visit the MyGrad online application and create a log-in ID and password.

Save your log-in ID and password, as you will need them to:

  • Save a partially completed application
  • Pay the application fee ($85 payable by debit or credit)
  • Monitor the submission of recommendations and test scores
  • Check the status of your application

Once you have paid the fee, you will be unable to make further changes to your application with the exception of letters of recommendation.

Application Fee and Fee Waiver

The application fee is $85 USD, payable online by debit or credit card. Qualified applicants can request a fee waiver through the Graduate School on the ‘Pay fee and submit application’ section of the MyGrad application. The iSchool is not able to waive the application fee.

Reapplication Procedures

Some individuals apply to the MSIM program more than once. These applicants will need to submit a complete application through MyGrad just like any other first-time applicant. However official test scores submitted during the previous admissions cycle will be kept on record and will not need to be reported again. Applying to the program multiple times does not increase or decrease your chances of being admitted. Each application cycle is a fresh start.