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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The MMIS program requires 33 completed credit hours.  This does not include any prerequisites that may be required of a student prior to starting MMIS coursework.

Qualified applicants should meet the following program requirements:

  • 3.0 grade point average (4.0 scale) on the last 60 semester hours completed at a college or university
  • 45th percentile on the verbal portion of the GRE or GMAT
  • 45th percentile on the quantitative portion of the GRE or GMAT

International applicants must also meet one of the following requirements:

  • TOEFL: 213 Computer / 79 Internet
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (and a minimum score of 5 on each subscale)
  • PTE Academic score of 53

If a grade point average or GRE/GMAT score falls below the minimum requirements, work experience may also be considered after Spring 2016. However, work experience will generally NOT be sufficient to overcome exceedingly low scores or having both quantitative and verbal GRE/GMAT scores below the minimum requirements. Please visit for more details and international student requirements.

The application process is two-tier. First, all required application information is sent to the USU Graduate School. The six-step application process is outlined at When the application fee is paid and the application is submitted, you will be asked to submit all supplemental items.  The MMIS program will be notified only after all official supplemental items have been received.
Applicants may check their application status after the application is submitted and the $55 fee is paid. Please use the login ID and PIN created when the application was started. After all documentation, transcripts and recommendation letters are received by the Graduate School, they will be processed within 7-10 business days and sent to the MMIS Department for review. Please contact USU Graduate School office with application processing-related questions.
An official transcript must be ordered from each previously attended college and/or university and must be sent directly from each institution to USU's School of Graduate Studies (0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0900). Transcripts must be submitted for all courses above the high school level and for all prior degrees.

Transcripts accumulated on one record are not acceptable. Transcripts submitted as application credentials become the property of the School of Graduate Studies and will not be returned to the applicant.

After the GMAT or GRE has been taken, please send test scores directly to the School of Graduate Studies by the testing agency. The institutional code for Utah State University is 4857. A department code is not required. Test scores must be received before an application is considered complete.
Work experience: 2.5 years
GRE/GMAT quantitative: 60th percentile
GRE/GMAT verbal: 41th percentile
Grade point average: 3.51 (4.0 scale)
Yes, applicants may submit an application if they have not completed the GRE or GMAT test; however, applications will not be reviewed until all documents have been received.

International Student Deadlines:

May 15 for a fall semester start.  

Highly qualified applicants may be considered for a spring semester start, but all application materials must be received by 1 October.

Domestic Student Preferred Deadline:

July 1 for a fall semester start and November 1 for a spring semester start.

For domestic students, applications may be accepted until all program seats are filled.

Yes, funding is available in the form of assistantships, scholarships, and waivers. All students admitted by 1 March are considered for funding. Scholarships and assistantships are competitive and awarded based on test scores and grades. Information about waivers may be found on our Tuition/Financial Aid webpage.

No additional applications are required to be considered for funding; your admission information will be sufficient.

Other (non-departmental) financial aid options are offered through FAFSA. Please contact the USU Financial Aid Office,, 435-797-0173, for more information.

Yes, there are many on-campus employment opportunities, most of which are handled through Career Aggie, an online connection to jobs, internships and career-related events. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available through the Huntsman School of Business.
Our program requires one programming course prior to starting the program. Applicants do not need an extensive programming background. Programming is a part of business applications and is necessary when training application programming and tools to maximize business productivity, specifically relating to Big Data. Since our program is STEM designated in database and data analytics, our students are able to successfully maximize database and productivity tools, which are foundational in successful businesses.