Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College and Westminster College agree to offer an accelerated master’s program to qualified Westminster College students. The program, structured as three years at Westminster College followed by three to four semesters at the Heinz College (depending upon the program), will result in students receiving both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time than is normally required. This agreement details the programs, admission process, requirements, and the curriculum of each of the programs.
The program is designed for Westminster College students who have completed their junior year.
The MSPPM, MSCPM, MSISPM, MEIM and MAM programs do not have formal prerequisites for admission. However, because the curriculum is highly quantitative, students should take at least one 200 or 300 level course in statistics and in pre-calculus. Students who have not taken this coursework may be required to attend a summer program at the Heinz College for four weeks prior to the start of their program. There is no tuition for the summer program. We would encourage students to take these courses at Westminster.
Students applying for the MISM program should have taken courses in Java programming and database management prior to admission.
Students applying for the MSBTM program are required to have declared their undergraduate major in one of the natural sciences in order to qualify for admission.
Admissions and Enrollment Requirements
Students will apply in the fall of their junior year for admission at the beginning of their senior year. To apply, students must take the GRE (or GMAT), complete an application form and submit transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of recommendation, and a resume. Students can apply on-line for free. Students are granted admission on the basis of academic achievement, performance on the GRE, leadership experience, experience in the proposed field of study, 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.
To learn more about the Heinz College or the Texas Legislative Internship Program partnership, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions at email@example.com 412-268-3347, or complete a brief prospective student profile.