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Dual Degree (MSTI + MSE(DSIT))

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

Dual Degree Overview

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

After completing an initial orientation at Tsinghua University in Beijing, students spend the first 15 months of their dual degree program engaging in the MSTI coursework and initiating their research-driven thesis at the Steve Ballmer Building in Bellevue.

The final six months of your dual degree is completed at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Building upon the coursework outcomes in the first part of the dual degree, students continue to develop their research-driven thesis, while also engaging in a series of elective courses and team-based projects.

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

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.

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

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