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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the McClure School’s residential Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems (MITS) program, you must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Sufficient undergraduate coursework to constitute at least a minor in Information and Telecommunication Systems (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. You can find more information such as the institution code for sending official GRE scores here.
  • Non-native English speakers should comply with the English language proficiency requirements set by the university.
  • Note: For being considered for Fall 2024 admission, students without official GRE scores may be asked to provide additional evidence of possessing skills that will let them successfully complete graduate level coursework required by the MITS program.

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 MITS Graduate Admission Committee to determine 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 4020 (ITS Strategy)

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

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.

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

Questions? Email Julio Arauz, Graduate Director.

Follow this link to apply.


The MITS program only admits students planning to start in the Fall semester

February 15 to be considered for financial assistance and for all international applications.

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

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

Note: Starting in the Spring Semester**

**Admission for the spring semester is not available due to class scheduling and planning.