Master of Science in Technology Innovation

From smart homes to smart health, computing technologies are transforming our daily lives and powering innovation across the globe. UW’s new Master of Science in Technology Innovation teaches you how to design, develop and launch the smart and connected solutions of the future.

The MSTI degree is offered by an interdisciplinary group of leading UW faculty in partnership with the Global Innovation Exchange, a new collaboration between the UW and Tsinghua University in China, with support from Microsoft. 

In addition to the Seattle-based MSTI degree, students can pursue an exciting dual degree option that includes study at Tsinghua's campus in Beijing.

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Prepare to Lead New Ventures

In this intensive 15-month program, develop the skills needed to drive new ventures in the exploding field of smart and connected systems. Or pursue a 21-month dual degree with an additional semester of study at the globally renowned Tsinghua University.

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Learn to Innovate

Through courses in design thinking, technology development and entrepreneurship, learn what it takes to deliver innovative solutions. Immerse yourself in a culture of rapid prototyping, critique and iteration and get ready to launch a new venture.

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Become Part of the Innovation Ecosystem

Join a community of innovators. Work with outstanding UW faculty who are pioneering smart and connected solutions and be mentored by top technologists and entrepreneurs from Seattle’s thriving tech scene.


“We intend to teach students enough in each area – design thinking, technology development and entrepreneurship – to build their confidence in pursuing their own innovations in high-impact fields such as health and sustainability, and improving standards of living both locally and globally.”


Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor, Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering, Chief Technology Officer, GIX