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Building the talent that leverages emerging technologies to address local and global challenges.

Graduate Degree Programs

GIX is home to two graduate programs: the 18-month Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) offered by the University of Washington (UW), and the 24-month Dual Degree, which combines the MSTI from the UW with a Master of Science in Engineering (Data Science & Information Technology) from Tsinghua University. These interdisciplinary degree programs prepare students to develop connected devices and robotics solutions that address complex real-world problems. Students gain the technical, design thinking, and entrepreneurial skills needed to launch a startup, lead a new venture team at a company or nonprofit, or advance academic pursuits.

Learn more about the MSTI and Dual Degree GIX graduate degree programs.

Professional Learning Programs

GIX Professional Learning Programs help industry leaders respond to rapid technological change, solve complex problems, and innovate from within. Our curriculum draws on the expertise and cutting-edge research of world-class universities and corporations, including GIX founders University of Washington, Tsinghua University, and Microsoft. Content areas include data science, digital transformation, corporate innovation, and emerging technology.

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Custom Learning Programs

These programs provide specialized training for learners at the high school level and above who are interested in developing particular technical skills, working in the Makerspace in Bellevue, or gaining exposure to some of the design thinking and entrepreneurship lessons provided in our graduate level programs. These programs can be developed for a corporate retreat, student bootcamp, preparatory course, or other need in collaboration with our faculty, instructors, and professional technical staff.

Contact a GIX staff member to discuss your needs.

GIX is part of a larger vision…it builds a bridge across the Pacific between Puget Sound and Asia and China. It builds a stronger connection between Puget Sound and British Columbia and between Seattle and Vancouver, and it really builds a bridge between the higher-education community and the business community. It's one of the few projects that I’ve had the opportunity to work on where I’ve felt...people will look back and say, "What they did made a difference”, and it’s a difference that continues to pay dividends a century later.

Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft


From smart homes to smart health, GIX graduate degree programs teach you how to design, build, and launch the connected solutions of the future.


Explore some of the accomplishments made by our current student cohort.