Applying to MS in EPP
Applicants can apply for the MS in EPP program using the online application.
Application Checklist (Please click on each item for further details)
Official transcript(s) from all previously attended universities
GRE score report (GRE requirement waived for 2021 application cycle)
TOEFL or IELTS score reports
Because of the accelerated nature of the MS in EPP program, it is essential that students have a strong command of the English language. Whether you are an international or domestic applicant, you are required to take the TOEFL (or Duolingo, or IELTS) if English is not your native language and you have not previously received a four-year degree from a U.S. university. Carnegie Mellon prefers TOEFL scores above 102, scores for Duolingo 120/160 and above, and scores for IELTS above 7.5. If your scores are below these, we may also opt to call you to evaluate your English further.
The TOEFL code for EPP is 69 for the department and 2074 for the institution.
When prompted to choose a department, please choose “Graduate,” not “Graduate Management.”
Students who have sufficient language skills to begin academic work can take advantage of training in advanced academic English and cultural skills provided by CMU’s Intercultural Communication Center (ICC). Students are strongly encouraged to attend an ICC Language Support Orientation session when they first arrive to better understand if language work is appropriate for their success.
Financial Letter of Support
For international students only
If admitted, you will be required to submit an official document to Carnegie Mellon's Office of International Education as proof of funding in order to obtain immigration paperwork.
Applicants to the MS in EPP program must submit an updated resume describing the applicant’s educational and professional background. Resumes can be submitted with the application.
- What are your goals after you complete your degree, and how will our graduate program help you achieve your immediate and longer-term future career objectives?
- Describe how your work, research, educational or other life experiences have prepared you for graduate study in this program.
- (Optional) You may include any additional information for the admissions committee that is relevant to your application but not provided elsewhere either in the text box or the upload option below.
- There is no guarantee this information will be included in the admissions committee review.
Letters of recommendation (3)
Three letters of recommendation must be submitted by applicants to the MS in EPP program. Letters are typically written by professors or work supervisors. At least one of your three recommendations must be from a professional experience and one from a professor at the educational institution last attended.
For a letter of recommendation to be considered by the EPP graduate admissions committee, the recommender must complete a recommendation letter form. Please see the application for more details.