Application for Admission

    Thank you for your interest in Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. We are now accepting applications for the 2024 admission cycle.

    From this page:
    • First-time users can create your account and start an application.
    • Returning users can login to continue work on an application or to check the status page for a submitted application.
    • Not ready to start an application? Learn about our degree programs, experiential learning opportunities, career outcomes, student life and more! Sign up to receive information.

    NOTE: This online application works best on a laptop or desktop computer using an updated version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari. It is not designed to work on a mobile phone.


    Returning users:

    Log in to continue an application.

    First-time users:

    Create an account to start a new application.

    Do you want to submit a second application?

    Stop! Contact the Office of Admissions before starting a second application for CMU's Heinz College in the same year. Our admissions process tends to favor students who have clear goals for their graduate study. Submitting more than one application in the same year may serve to reduce the strength of both applications.

    If you are interested in more than one program of study at CMU's Heinz College, we encourage you to apply to your first choice program (or pathway). In your application, you may mention alternate programs/pathways that interest you in an optional essay. Note: if an applicant is not admitted to the program/pathway to which they applied, they may automatically be considered for alternate programs/pathways that are a better fit at CMU's Heinz College - even if the applicant did not mention alternate interests in the optional essay.

    This application may be used only to apply to programs of study offered by Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College.