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Trine University

Allen Park, MI
Phoenix, AZ
Reston, VA

Quick Overview

Day 1 CPT Program

MBA, MS Business Analytics (STEM), MS Information Studies (STEM), MS Engineering Management (STEM), and Doctor of Informational Technology (STEM)

Enrollment Window

May 13 2024/ July 22 2024/ September 23 2024/ December 09 2024/ February 10 2025/ May 12 2025


Annual Tuition : $8,625 - $10,500

History and Accreditation


Trine University, established in 1884, is a private non-profit higher education institution with a history of nearly 140 years. Its main campus is located in Angola, Indiana, spanning over 450 acres, and it has additional educational centers in Detroit, Phoenix, Fort Wayne, and other locations.

Trine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the six major regional higher education accrediting bodies in the United States. Its College of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the College of Education by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the School of Business by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Currently, Trine University ranks 14th in the US News 2024 rankings for Midwest Colleges in the United States and 14th in the national Best Value Schools rankings.

  • Academic Policy
  • CPT Policy
  • Onsite Policy
  • Vacation Policy
  • Tuition and Scholarship

Academic Policy

  • Trine University has three semester each year, consisting of Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

  • The Summer term is a shorter session, which is about two months, while the Fall and Spring terms are longer, typically around three and a half months each, divided into Term 1 and Term 2. 

  • International students are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester, totaling a minimum of six credits. They have the option to choose one Hybrid course with onsite classes and one entirely online course. Students are required to attend one on-site session per Term.

  • Under the current policy, Trine University no longer permits students to enter or leave the U.S. during the semester. Travel is only allowed during vacation periods, as leaving or entering the country during the semester will affect the student's SEVIS status.


* Caution: Trine University currently has a slow admissions cycle and takes a very long time to assist students in addressing RFE.

CPT Policy

Trine University, in accordance with USCIS regulations, grants Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization to international students.  All graduate degree programs at Trine are part of the Experiential track, which integrates internships or work as a component of the program. Therefore, international students are required to engage in internships or work through CPT, and they are eligible for CPT from their first day of enrollment.


  • Applying for CPT each semester involves enrolling in an additional 0.5 credit course and can start as early as the program's orientation day. CPT authorization can be renewed annually in stead of each semester, which offers greater flexibility. 

  • Required documents for CPT application include a personal information form, a company information form, an offer letter and a CPT agreement

** The week before the start of each semester is the peak period for CPT applications. Due to limited staffing at the school, students who submit their CPT applications during this peak period may not be able to start working on the first day of the semester with CPT authorization. It is recommended for students to submit their applications early to allow sufficient time for SEVIS Transfer or CPT application processing. The school's admissions office will process CPT applications within a few working days. However, if the application is submitted too late, the school cannot guarantee that the student will be able to start their CPT on the first day of the semester.

Onsite Policy

  • The frequency of required onsite attendance is once per semester, scheduled for a weekend day from 8 AM to 5 PM. If you plan to finish your program in 1 year, your onsite frequency would be twice per semester.

  • Attendance is mandatory for students; failure to attend onsite course will result in the termination of F1 status.

Vacation Policy

  • Students at Trine university have the option to apply for a break during the Summer semester (without the need to complete a full academic year in advance and can apply at any time).

  • During the Summer term, students can take a 0.5 credit CPT course, allowing them to engage in full-time work through CPT.

Tuition and Scholarship




Total tuition fees (excluding CPT)

Annual Tuition (excluding CPT)

Master's Programs



$17,250 (12-28 months)


Doctoral Program



$42,000 (36-60 months)

 $10,500 (4-year basis)


Other Fees:

  • Application Fee: $0 (non-refundable, one-time)

  • CPT Fee: Equivalent to 0.5 credit cost per semester

  • Enrollment Fee: $500

  • Health Insurance : $1600 (Optional, can be waived with alternative health insurance)


Currently, Trine University states that there are no scholarships available for international students. Those interested should verify directly with the university.

Day 1 CPT Program

  • Master's programs :
    • Requires completion of 30 credits;
    • If you have not used the OPT of your master's degree, you can complete it in 1 year and apply for OPT after graduation. We recommend taking 4 courses in fall, spring and 2 course in summer, as some courses are not available in the Summer.
    • If you have already used the OPT (master's), you can extend it to 2-2.5 years to graduate, which provides more opportunities for the H1B visa lottery.


  • Doctoral programs :
    • Requires completion of 60 credits;
    • Typically finished in an average of 3.5 years, with the option to extend up to a maximum of 5 years for graduation;
    • Can provide up to 4-5 additional opportunities for H1B lottery.
MBA (Master of Business Administration)

This MBA program is crafted to offer real-world advantages to professionals, significantly boosting their competencies and attractiveness in the business and finance sectors. Participants in this program will acquire in-depth knowledge of critical business and financial concepts, equipping them to excel in their professional pursuits and make a substantial contribution to the business industry. To graduate, students need to complete 7 core courses (21 credits) and 3 concentration courses (9 credits).


Core Courses (21 credits):

        - BA 5223 Executive Communication (3 credits)

        - FIN 5063 Corporate Finance (3 credits) 

        - AC 5023 Managerial Accounting for MBA (3 credits)

        - MK 6943 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)

        - ECO 5033 Micro & Macro Economic Decision Making (3 credits) 

        - BA 6933 Statistics & Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

        - BA 69633 Business Administration Capstone (3 credits)


Take 3 Courses from one of the 7 concentrations (9 credits):

        - Self-Design

        - Accounting

        - Analytics

        - Finance

        - Management

        - Human Resource Management

        - Marketing

MS Business Analytics (STEM)

The MS Business Analytics program is specifically designed to meet the growing industrial demand. The program focuses on cultivating fresh perspectives and an enhanced comprehension of business performance by employing data analysis and statistical techniques. To graduate, students need to complete 10 required courses (30 credits).


Required Courses (30 credits):

        - GE 5103 Project Management (3 credits)

        - BA 6933 Statistics and Quantitative Methods (3 credits) 

        - BAN 5003 Operations Analytics (3 credits)

        - BAN 5013 Analytics Software and Tools (3 credits)

        - IS 5113 Data Mining and Data Visualization (3 credits) 

        - IS 5213 Data Science and Big Data (3 credits)

        - FIN 5063 Corporate Finance (3 credits)

        - FIN 5823 Financial Modeling (3 credits) 

        - BAN 5023 Data Driven Decision Making (3 credits)

        - BAN 6093 Business Analytics Capstone (3 credits)

MS Information Studies (STEM) This MS program in Information Studies offers students the opportunity to develop advanced skills in technology, focusing on the analysis, design, development, maintenance, and operation of information systems. It equips students with tools and methods to apply managerial processes, enhance business competitiveness through IT, and improve professional communication in public speaking, public relations, and digital media. To graduate, students need to complete 10 required courses (30 credits).


Required Courses (30 credits):

        - GE 5103 Project Management (3 credits)

        - BA 6933 Statistics and Quantitative Methods (3 credits) 

        - INF 503 Advanced Database (3 credits)

        - IS 5103 Object-Oriented Programming in Java (3 credits)

        - IS 5203 Network Management (3 credits) 

        - IS 5213 Data Science and Big Data (3 credits)

        - IS 5403 Cybersecurity (3 credits)

        - IS 5503 Cloud Computing (3 credits) 

        - SYS 5013 Systems Engineering Analysis (3 credits)

        - IS 5803 Information Studies Capstone (3 credits) 

MS Engineering Management (STEM)

ThIS MS program in Engineering Management is designed to provide engineers who aim to move into managerial positions with the required managing skills. It enables graduates to gain a deep understanding of corporate culture, leadership dynamics, finance, operational strategies, and marketing. To graduate, students need to complete 7 core courses (21 credits) and 3 concentration courses (9 credits).


Core Courses (21 credits):

        - BA 5223 Executive Communication (3 credits)

        - BA 6933 Statistics and Quantitative Methods (3 credits) 

        - GE 5113 New Product Development & Innovation Strategies (3 credits)

        - GE 5103 Project Management (3 credits)

        - GE 5213 Total Quality Management (3 credits) 

        - LDR 5113 Organizational Leadership for Engineers (3 credits)

        - GE 6963 Engineering Management Capstone (3 credits)


Take 3 Courses from one of the 3 concentrations (9 credits):

        - Self-Design

        - Systems Engineering

        - Operational Excellence 

Doctor of Information Technology (STEM)

This doctoral program provides an understanding of the complex challenges faced by organizations. It integrates information technology with practical situations, enabling learners to assess the latest innovations in information technology. This includes creating solutions, designing new technological developments, and identifying actual industry challenges. To graduate, students need to complete 10 core courses (30 credits), 5 program research courses (12 credits) and 3 program dissertation courses (18 credits).


Core Courses (30 credits):

        - IS 5203/DIT 7003 Network Management

        - IS 5403/DIT 7013 Cybersecurity

        - IS 5213/DIT 7023 Data Science and Big Data

        - BAN 5013/DIT 7033 Analytics and Software Tools

        - DIT 7083 Computer Science with Python

        - DIT 7043 IT for Management

        - DIT 7053 IT Procurement Processes

        - DIT 7063 IT Project Management

        - DIT 7073 Innovations in IT


Program Research Courses (12 credits):

        - RSH 7093 Research Statistics for Information Technology

        - RSH 8003 Quantitative Research Methods

        - RSH 8013 Qualitative Research Methods

        - RSH 8023 Research Design

        - RSH 8033 Advanced Research Methodology


Program Dissertation Courses (18 credits):

        - DIT 9006 DIT Research Proposal Prep

        - DIT 9016 DIT Applied Research Project I

        - DIT 9026 DIT Applied Research Project II

Enrollment Window

  Class Start Date Suggest Application Deadline CPT Start Date
Summer 2024 June 06/2024 April 13/2024 May 13/2024
2024 Fall 1 August 19/2024 June 22/2024 July 22/2024
2024 Fall 2 October 21/2024 August 23/2024 September 23/2024
2025 Spring 1 January 06/2025 November 09/2024 December 09/2024
2025 Spring 2 March 10/2025 January 10/2025 February 10/2025
2025 Summer June 09/2025 April 12/2025 May 12/2025


If you miss this deadline, please contact us. As the official recruitment agent of Trine University, we can assist in expediting your application process

Trine University has made the following commitments to students:


  • All transfer students are guaranteed to receive an offer within two weeks of submitting a complete application.

  • Trine University accepts students for its graduate programs on a rolling basis, meaning that enrollment for a term will cease once the maximum number of students is reached. It is recommended that students apply at least one month in advance to secure their admission.


* For Initial F1 Students: Applications should be submitted 3 months prior to the term's start date.


Application Guide

How to apply and waive the application fee?


1. Start the Application: Fill out the form below.

  • Receive the online application form and the application package (including language requirements, recommendation letters, and GMAT/GRE waiver).


2. Upload personal application information, including: 

  • Academic transcripts

  • Financial Statement

  • Copy of passport

  • Statement of purpose (explaining your desire to pursue a graduate degree)

  • Resume/CV

  • GRE/GMAT (is recommended but not required)

  • English placement test score of:

    • IBT TOEFL 79

    • PTE 58

    • IELTS 6.5 overall and a 6.0 minimum on any section

    • Duolingo 95

    • NETPAW C1

    • GETPAW C1 

It usually takes 3-4 week to receive the result after submitting the application. If you’re in emergency, please contact us. We will assist with expediting the application and students will receive the result and transfer SEVIS in as little as 1-3 days.


3. After receiving the admissions letter, please contact us to confirm the time in which SEVIS will be transferred out and fill out the form to transfer the SEVIS to Trine University.

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