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Dual Degree: MSTI + MSE(DSIT)

Earn both an MSTI degree from UW and an MSE(DSIT) degree from Tsinghua University learning deeply about technology, design thinking, and entrepreneurship while engaging in a research-driven thesis.

Application Process


Dual Degree Overview

Deepening your knowledge in the development of technology solutions, the Dual Degree integrates the MSTI curriculum with the Master of Science in Engineering (Data Science and Information Technology) (MSE(DSIT)) from Tsinghua University in China.

Students in the Dual Degree program begin their studies  at Tsinghua University in Beijing. They will spend 10 months completing elective coursework and projects with a focus on the China market. Students will also be matched with an advisor who will mentor them in completing an engineering focused thesis.

After a 2-month summer break in which students have the option to take a break or complete an internship, students will then begin the MSTI program in Bellevue, WA, which lasts for 15 months. For more in-depth information about the MSTI program coursework, please visit the MSTI webpage. While completing the MSTI coursework and projects, Dual Degree students will continue writing their thesis and completing their research culminating in a thesis defense in the final quarter of the MSTI program.

Dual Degree Timeline


What You'll Learn

Offering a first-hand perspective into one of the fastest growing global tech markets, the Dual Degree provides unique opportunities to learn about business, design thinking, and entrepreneurship from a different cultural landscape.

Design Thinking
Design intuitive and elegant technology that solves a clear design problem and fits the needs of its intended user.

Technology Development
Learn the fundamentals for developing end-to-end hardware and software prototypes. Cover topics like managing data and signal processing.

Understand the basics of starting a start up, including team building, marketing, and intellectual property law. Develop the skills and knowledge to successfully bring innovations to the market.

I chose to study the GIX Dual Degree for multiple reasons. I really wanted to explore the opportunities that the University of Washington had to offer, especially in the technical fields like machine learning. I'm also excited to study at Tsinghua University in China. I want to learn more about the influence China will have in the coming years in technology development.

– Padraic Casserly, GIX Dual Degree alumnus

Dual Degree Requirements

To enroll in the Dual Degree MSTI + Master of Science in Engineering (Data Science and Information Technology) program, applicants must apply separately to both University of Washington and Tsinghua University. The application materials and requirements are similar for both universities. This means that most of the work you complete for one application, will also be applicable for the other.

To learn more about how to apply for MSE(DSIT) degree, please go to the Tsinghua University GIX website.

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