Master of Science in Technology Innovation

From smart homes to smart health, connected devices 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 connected solutions of the future.

The MSTI degree is offered by the Global Innovation Exchange, a new partnership between the UW and Tsinghua University in China, with support from Microsoft. GIX brings an international group of students, faculty and industry professionals together to collaborate on solutions to global challenges such as sustainability and health care. 

In addition to the MSTI, GIX is offering 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 connected devices. Or expand your global perspective with a 21-month dual degree and 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 connected device 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 connected device 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