Admissions

To be admitted to the McClure School’s residential master of information and telecommunication systems program, you must

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Sufficient undergraduate coursework to constitute at least a minor in ITS, computer science, management information systems, engineering, economics, public administration, political science, or related areas
  • Have taken at least one statistics course as an undergraduate
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Take the GRE General Section; GMAT scores are acceptable if taken prior to application
  • International students must have TOEFL or IELTS scores of 80 (iBT) with a 6.5 minimum across all bands

You may substitute professional experience for undergraduate courses. To do so, you must have at least three years of professional experience performing tasks or duties covered by the MITS curriculum. You must demonstrate this experience by submitting your resume, which will be reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee to determine ITS relevance and adequacy.

Conditional admission

You may receive conditional admission to the MITS program if you

  • Lack the requisite coursework or professional experience
  • Have an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0
  • Have not taken the GRE or GMAT

Please note that students with conditional acceptance are not eligible for financial aid.

If you meet all the criteria for acceptance except the coursework/professional experience, you may gain conditional admission to the residential MITS program if you agree to complete 14 hours of undergraduate ITS course work, from the following:

  • ITS 2140 (Introduction to Information and Telecommunication Systems)
  • ITS 2300 (Data Communications)
  • ITS 3100 (Internet Applications and Networking Systems)
  • ITS 3020 (Information and Telecom Policy)

Completion of these hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will confer full admission status.

If you have substantial professional experience but do not have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, you may be admitted to the residential MITS program conditionally. Upon completion of the first three courses in the core curriculum (ITS 6000, ITS 6020, and ITS 6250) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, you will attain full admission status.

How to apply

Your application must include

    • Your resume or vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A personal statement about your decision to enter the MITS program

Visit the Graduate College website for details on graduate admission to Ohio University.

The graduate director will screen applications to determine if the minimum requirements for admission to the program have been met. The final screening is done by the graduate committee, which ranks qualified candidates based on academic record, professional experience, GRE/GMAT, recommendations, and in the case of international students, TOEFL scores. The graduate committee makes all applicant acceptance (full or conditional) and applicant rejection decisions.

Questions? Email Hans Kruse, the Graduate Director.

Deadlines

(Currently visa applications from Ghana and Iran are taking extra time, please apply as early as possible if you are in these countries)

Starting in the Fall Semester

February 1 to be considered for financial assistance and for all international applications.

August 1 for all domestic applications without consideration for financial assistance.

Starting in the Spring Semester

September 1 to be considered for financial assistance and for all international applications.

December 1 for all domestic applications without consideration for financial assistance.

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