Individual Visits & Visitations

Prospective students and their families are welcome to join us during our visitation events to learn more about Heinz College by meeting faculty, administrators, and current students and learning about the admissions process and financial aid options at the college.

Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh was named one of America's Most Livable Cities by Rand McNally and has been featured in the travel section of the New York Times for its distinct neighborhoods, cultural offerings and green, easily-accessible suburbs. It boasts a low crime rate, good schools, a moderate cost of living and extensive public transportation (which is free for Carnegie Mellon students). The campus setting offers an urban environment and easy access to miles of parks and trails.

Individual Visits

To schedule a personalized visit to our Pittsburgh campus please contact or call +1-412-268-2164 with the following information:

  • First and last name
  • E-mail address
  • Degree program name & track (if applicable) you're interested in
  • Month and year you intend to begin your studies at Heinz College

Please contact our office at least one week in advance of when you would like to visit so we have time to make arrangements! 

Fall Visitation Weekend

Every fall Heinz College opens its doors to prospective students from around the world. The weekend begins with a relaxed Friday evening welcome reception, a great opportunity to speak with current students and staff in a relaxed setting. Saturday is an all-day event on campus which provides an opportunity for prospective students to meet Heinz College faculty, administrators and current students. Prospective students also learn about the master's programs offered at Heinz College (both full-time and part-time programs), the admissions process, financial aid options and opportunities outside the classroom. RSVP online now.

Group Information Sessions

Prospective students are welcome to join us for focused, small group information sessions to learn more about our degree programs. Please see the admissions event list for upcoming on-campus and off-campus information sessions.


Washington, D.C. Campus

The Heinz College Washington, D.C. office was established in summer 2008 to create connections to national and international policy makers and organizations. The goal is to create a dynamic and productive network that benefits our community at large and brings the unique strengths of Carnegie Mellon University to positively impact the public interest.

Individual Visits

To learn more about our MSPPM Washington, DC program or to schedule a visit to our Heinz College Washington, DC Center, please contact Marie Coleman at