Residential & Online
Students can apply as either a residential or online student in their selected degree option. Residential students take most or all of their classes on campus in Seattle, Washington, while online students complete the entire program remotely, from anywhere in the world.
Compare the two offerings to see which mode is most ideal for your lifestyle. Reminder: Once you are admitted to a program mode, either residential or online, you stay in that mode for the duration of the program.
|Degree||Residential and online students earn the same MSIM degree.|
|Enrollment dates & application process||
|To apply||Apply Now||Apply Now|
Application (same application elements and requirements for both modes)
|Degree tracks||Early-Career, Early-Career Accelerated and Mid-Career options.|
|Curriculum||Residential and online students have the same requirements and take the same courses.|
|Pace||All students can complete their studies part time or full time.||
All MSIM students, regardless of their program mode, also have access to career services, academic advising, and career events and programming offered through the iSchool and the University of Washington Career and Internship Center.
Dedicated student success coaches are assigned to online students throughout their studies.
|All MSIM students, regardless of their program mode, also have access to career services, academic advising, and career events and programming offered through the iSchool and the University of Washington Career and Internship Center.|
|Campus resources||All UW students (online or residential) have access to campus resources (UW libraries, disability services, mental health support, student employment, athletic facilities, etc.) — though some campus resources cannot be delivered remotely.|
|Tuition & fees||
Tuition and fees are the same for all students, regardless of citizenship or Washington state resident status.
Residential and online modes share the same tuition rates, subject to change at the start of each academic year for both new and continuing students.
A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to accept the offer of admission.