UW MSIM: Online vs. residential modality
The UW MSIM program is offered in two modes: online and residential. Compare the two offerings to see which mode is most ideal for your lifestyle. Reminder: Once you are admitted to a program mode, either residential or online, you stay in that mode for the duration of the program.
|Residential and online students earn the same MSIM degree.
|Enrollment dates and application processes
|Application (same application elements and requirements for both modes)
|Early-Career, Early-Career Accelerated and Mid-Career options.
|Residential and online students have the same requirements and take the same courses.
|All students can complete their studies part time or full time.
All MSIM students, regardless of their program mode, also have access to career services, academic advising, and career events and programming offered through the iSchool and the University of Washington Career and Internship Center.
Dedicated student success coaches are assigned to online students throughout their studies.
|All MSIM students, regardless of their program mode, also have access to career services, academic advising, and career events and programming offered through the iSchool and the University of Washington Career and Internship Center.
|All UW students (online or residential) have access to campus resources (UW libraries, disability services, mental health support, student employment, athletic facilities, etc.) — though some campus resources cannot be delivered remotely.
|Tuition & fees
|Tuition and fees are the same for all students, regardless of citizenship or Washington state resident status.
Residential and online modes share the same tuition rates, subject to change at the start of each academic year for both new and continuing students.
A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to accept the offer of admission.