Welcome to the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid at the Heinz College

The primary role of the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid is to enable prospective students to learn everything needed to make a well-informed decision regarding where to attend graduate school. It’s our job to make sure prospective students get to know us well during the application process.

We encourage you to meet us, either through an on-campus visit or by attending an off-campus event we are a part of outside of Pittsburgh.  We also host webinars throughout the year to enable prospective students to get to know us and answer your questions about our program and our application process, even when you can’t meet us in person.

Additionally, the Office of Admissions has established the Admissions Ambassador Program to facilitate the learning experience for prospective students by connecting them with current students and our alumni. Our Ambassadors are available to help you learn more about our programs and the Heinz community from their firsthand experiences as Heinz students.

The Office of Financial Aid provides assistance to students in securing the financial means to pursue higher education. Our goal is to educate students about their financial rights and responsibilities to enable them to make informed decisions about their educational funding and to encourage responsible borrowing and repayment practices.

The H. John Heinz III College is a dynamic, challenging and exciting institution at the nexus of public affairs, management and technology. Our graduates are among the most highly sought-after professionals in a diverse range of fields in the public, non-profit and private sectors. We expect students to develop and fully utilize their analytical abilities; we challenge them to ask hard questions and not accept easy answers. We believe that creativity combined with highly-refined skills can enable our graduates to successfully address complex problems in organizations, the nation and the world.

We hope the information on our website will be a helpful start in learning more about our admissions process. However, should you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Information about each of our master's and Ph.D. programs can be found by following the links below:


Information Systems Management (MISM)
Information Security Policy & Management (MSISPM)
Information Technology (MSIT)
CIO Institute
Doctoral Program


Public Policy & Management (MSPPM)
Public Management (MPM)
Arts Management (MAM)
Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM)
Healthcare Policy & Management (MSHCPM)
Medical Management (MMM)
Certificate Programs
Doctoral Program

Information pertaining to non-degree seeking students can be found here: http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/non-degree-students/index.aspx

For information on how to apply to any of our degree and certificate programs, please click here.

Required Consumer Information is available here.