The Eccles School provides merit-based financial aid opportunities for exceptional students thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporate donors and the University.

To be eligible to apply for scholarships, students must submit a complete MSIS application by the scholarship deadlines and have a minimum 550 GMAT score. Scholarships require a separate application that will be sent to eligible applicants with their admission decision or shortly thereafter. Criteria for selection of awards include demonstrated excellence in academic or professional pursuits, as assessed in your program and scholarship applications.

Scholarships are primarily in the form of a tuition reduction. The amount of a scholarship award depends on the competitiveness of the admitted applicant pool as well as available funding, and scholarships awarded to MSIS students in 2016 ranged from $2,500 to $15,000 in total value.

For the best chance of receiving a scholarship, students are encouraged to apply by the priority scholarship deadlines.

Fall 2016 Scholarship Profile

  • Percent of Class Receiving Scholarship: 33%
  • Recipient Average GMAT: 620-640
    • Minimum GMAT for scholarship consideration: 550
  • Recipient Average GPA: 3.6
  • Recipient Average Work Experience: 40 months
  • Recipient Average TOEFL score (international): 100
  • More awards tend to be available in fall semester than in spring semester.

Scholarship Types

A number of graduate scholarships are available each semester. Students are awarded amounts ranging from $2,500-$7,500, directly applied to fall and spring tuition bills in two equal payments (for example, a $5,000 award would be disbursed as $2,500 for fall and $2,500 for spring).
For students not meeting residency classification, including international students, financial awards are available to cover a portion of the difference between resident and non-resident tuition. These awards are applied directly to your tuition account, and eligible students must enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester. This award is not applicable for summer semesters when all students pay resident tuition. Non-resident award amounts range from $7,500 – $15,000.
A limited number of graduate and teaching assistantships are available each semester. Students are paid an hourly rate for a set number of hours per week and also receive a scholarship applied directly to their tuition bill. Assistantship applications will be sent to all eligible students when available, typically 1-2 months before the semester start. Assistantship awards range from $2,500 – $8,000.
The MSIS program is approved as part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) for non-residents. The WRGP allows master degree, graduate certificate and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE-member states to enroll in some 320 high-quality programs at 56 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

The WICHE states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. For more information about the WGRP, visit WICHE online.

Domestic applicants currently residing in WICHE-member states are automatically considered for this award when applying for the MSIS program. For questions or to provide more information about your current residency, contact MSISinfo@Eccles.Utah.edu.

To qualify for WICHE benefits, students must show proof that they are currently residing in a WICHE-member state. More information will be provided upon admission.

  • Amounts and availability of all scholarships are subject to change.
  • Scholarships for MSIS students are primarily graduate and non-resident scholarships awarded at admission. Students are only eligible for admissions scholarships during the term for which they are applying (for example, spring 2017 applicants are not eligible to apply for fall 2017 admissions scholarships).
  • Admissions scholarships are not available for students starting in summer semester. However, students beginning in summer are eligible to apply for open graduate and teaching assistantships.
  • Assistantship positions are typically open to both newly admitted and current students. Announcements of open positions and how to apply are sent by program advisors.
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