Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Institute of Science and Technology (IST). IST seeks to develop the knowledge, understanding, and imagination of its students, enabling them to take leadership positions in efforts to improve the quality of technology and scientific research around the globe. As an IST student, you will join a dynamic community of students, faculty and alumni passionate about our mission of making this world a better place through the advancement of applied science and scientific education.

Undergraduate Requirements:

To be considered for admission into an undergraduate degree program, applicants must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. Depending upon the program of interest, other specific admission requirements may also apply.

Steps to Enrollment:

  • Complete IST’s online Undergraduate Application
  • Provide a current government-issued photo ID.
  • Provide evidence of a high school diploma or its equivalent (e.g., GED). A transcript may be used to provide evidence of high school completion provided that a graduation date is listed.
  • If English is not the first language, provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language or documentation of attending and succeeding in an English language taught school.

Graduate Requirements:

To be considered for admission into a graduate degree program, the applicant must have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or last two years as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.

Applicants for a Master’s degree program must provide evidence of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (e.g., transcript). Doctoral applicants must provide evidence of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution, or at a minimum, 30 graduate-level credit hours.

Steps to Enrollment:

  • Complete IST’s online Graduate Application
  • Provide a current government-issued photo ID.
  • Provide evidence of a Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and/or any graduate level coursework. A transcript may be used to provide evidence of degree completion provided that a graduation date is listed.
  • If English is not the first language, provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language or documentation of attending and succeeding in an English language taught school.

Admissions Policies and Criteria

Please see IST’s Admission Criteria and Policies for additional information.

Notification of Admission/Denial:

Applicants will be notified as to admission or denial no later than 30 days from the date of the application.

Non-Discrimination:

The Institute of Science and Technology does not discriminate based on ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

IST complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities. In compliance with federal and state regulations, reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified students with disabilities.