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Graduate Student Haley Baker
ITS alum Haley Baker, who graduated with her bachelor's in 2015, during her online MITS class.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted unconditionally to the McClure School’s online Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems program, you must

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Relevant undergraduate coursework to constitute at least a minor in Information and Telecommunication Systems, 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
  • Score adequately on the GRE General Section; GMAT scores can be considered if taken prior to application. The GRE can be waived for applicants with sufficient IT work experience.

You may be able to substitute professional experience for relevant 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 relevance and adequacy.

Conditional Admission

If you have substantial professional experience but do not have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, you may be admitted to the online MITS program conditionally, at the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee. In compelling cases, it is possible to 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, and a waiver has not been approved

In such cases, the Graduate Admission Committee must conclude that there is other compelling evidence to conclude the applicant is capable of successful graduate work in the program. For instance, if your undergraduate GPA is under 3.0, the committee may require adequate GRE scores. Upon completion of 10 graduate credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, conditionally admitted students attain full admission status, which is a requirement for graduation.

Technology Requirements

Before considering admission to the online MITS program, make sure you can meet the following technological requirements, located in your home, office, or any other spot you choose:

  • Computer with browser
  • Web camera
  • Headset
  • High‐speed Internet connection

Also, consider time zones, as individual classes meet once a week, 6-9 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

How to Apply

Your application must include

The Ohio University Graduate College works together with each graduate program to process and review your application. You submit all application materials to the Graduate College, where your materials are gathered together for the academic program. Visit the Graduate College website for details on how to apply for graduate admission to Ohio University. Be sure to select the online MITS degree code MI-5367 (NOT the residential MITS degree code MI-5366).

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 Admission Committee, which selects qualified candidates based on academic record, professional experience, GRE/GMAT, recommendations, and in the case of international students, TOEFL scores. The Graduate Admission Committee makes all applicant acceptance (full or conditional) and applicant rejection decisions.


Admission to the online MITS program is made on a rolling basis:

  • Fall Semester start: application complete by August 12 (August 1 preferred)
  • Spring Semester start: application complete by December 1

To make an admission decision, the committee needs, as a minimum, the following documents uploaded/received as part of the application process:

  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from other academic institutions, other than Ohio University
  • GRE/GMAT scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal goals statement
  • Resume

Non-Native English Speakers

All instruction at Ohio University takes place in English. If you are an international student whose native language is not English, you will need to complete an English Proficiency Test. Please consult the web page of the Graduate College for requirements, and contact the McClure School Graduate Director for additional information.


Call 740-593-4890 or email Julio Arauz, the McClure School Graduate Director.