Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) H. John Heinz III College (Heinz College) and Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) agreed to participate in a partnership program to provide qualified JVC alumni with scholarship support while enrolled in a full-time master’s program at Heinz College.

As part of the partnership program, Heinz College will award the Heinz College - Jesuit Volunteer Corps Scholarship to incoming students admitted and enrolled in Heinz College who meet the eligibility criteria. Each tuition reduction scholarship award will be made by Heinz College at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary), and the student to whom the tuition reduction scholarship has been provided will receive a tuition reduction of at least $6,000 U.S. per semester enrolled. To be considered for a tuition reduction scholarship award, an eligible applicant should indicate his or her involvement with JVC on her or his application for admission.

Each academic year, a maximum of five (5) eligible students admitted and enrolled in Heinz College’s full-time master’s programs’ incoming class for that academic year may be awarded the Heinz College - Jesuit Volunteer Corps Scholarship.


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The partnership program is designed for participants who have completed the Jesuit Volunteer Corps program and who also have successfully completed their bachelor’s degree.

The Heinz College’s MISM program requires at least one college-level programming course prior to enrollment. Heinz College’s other master’s programs do not have formal prerequisite courses for admission. However, because the curriculum is highly quantitative, prospective students should take at least one college-level course in statistics, economics and in pre-calculus. Heinz College encourages prospective students to take these courses during their undergraduate studies. A prospective student who has not taken this coursework may be required, as a condition to his or her acceptance into the master’s program, to attend a summer quantitative skills program at the Heinz College (approximately four weeks in duration) prior to the start of the first semester in the master’s program. There is currently no tuition charge to attend this summer program.

Admissions Requirements
To apply to Heinz College’s master’s programs, prospective students must take the GRE (or GMAT), complete the Heinz College required application form, and submit transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and a resume to the Heinz College. Prospective students may apply on-line for free. Students are granted admission to Heinz College on the basis of academic achievement, performance on the GRE (or GMAT), experience in the proposed field of study, leadership experience, fit of their goals with the program, and recommendations that indicate they are capable of excelling in a rigorous master’s program. No single factor guarantees or prevents admission; all factors are weighed in the process. All admission decisions are within the sole discretion of Heinz College.  

To learn more about the Heinz College or the JVC partnership, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions at deber@cmu.eduor 412-268-3347, or complete a brief prospective student profile.