MPM Admissions Requirements
With an MPM degree from a top-ranked university in Public Affairs by US News & World Report, you'll be highly coveted in this competitive field. No other school can match our world class faculty and intensive policy, technology and management coursework.
We're looking for applicants who have demonstrated leadership potential and professional competence. In order to be eligible for admission to the MPM program, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate degree. You must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university in the United States or its equivalent abroad.
MPM Program Applicants to our MPM program typically have 3 years of professional work experience at the time of enrollment.
- Basic Quantitative Skills. A foundation in pre-calculus is strongly advised. A quantitative “refresher” course is available in the MPM program
For more information on our student body, including demographics and test scores, view the class profile.
Before you begin your online application, please carefully review the information below.
Applications are accepted year-round for either start date. The MPM admissions committee reviews complete applications on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit the required materials at their earliest convenience (no later than the deadlines listed below). You'll be notified of the committee's decision approximately 3-5 weeks after your complete application (all required materials) has been received and processed, regardless of the time of year. (International student admitted to the part-time track are not eligible for I-20 sponsorship through Carnegie Mellon.)
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International and U.S. candidates applying to the full-time track can only begin the program in the fall semester (August start). The application deadline is January 10. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants will be notified of the admission decision by March 15. (Once admitted, International students in the full-time track will be required to submit sufficient financial support and biographical documentation in order to receive an I-20 document from Carnegie Mellon.)
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* We will continue to accept applications after the deadline. The application system will remain open as long as space remains in the incoming class.
Supporting materials can arrive after the deadline; applications are reviewed once all required materials have been received.
Certain scholarship awards may be limited for applications received after the deadline.
Please contact the office of admissions if you are interested in submitting an application after the published deadline.