UDream applicants should be graduating students and recent graduates of Urban Design, Urban Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs. Applicants with collaborative experience, independent problem-solving abilities and an interest in staying in Pittsburgh are strongly preferred. Students who have not completed a degree program or who will be pursing another degree in the fall are not eligible to apply. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Interested students should complete an application form and submit it along with the supporting documents listed on the instruction page. These include:
- Professional Bio
- Official Transcripts (indicating a mininum GPA of 3.0)
- Statement of interest and volunteer experience
- Portfolio highlighting urban design experience
- Three recommendation letters
Recommendation letters must be mailed by the reviewer directly to:
UDream, School of Architecture
Carnegie Mellon University
201 College of Fine Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Application materials must be postmarked/timestamped by Friday, January 24, 2014 by 11:59 PM Eastern. Review the instructions for a complete list of submission requirements.
Admission to UDream is a two-phased process. Phase One is an internal review of application materials by the admissions committee. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for Phase Two no later than February 7, 2014.
In the second phase, selected applicants will be invited to campus for an interview day with internship hosts on March 7, 2014. Travel to Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 6 and hotel accommodations for two nights will be provided by UDream for the interview day. Attendance at the interview day is mandatory to be considered for admission. Applicants selected by the internship hosts in Phase Two will be offered a place in the UDream program.