Tepper notes that all applications must be submitted be 11:59 PM Eastern Time (U.S.). The application will be live in mid-August. International applicants are encouraged to apply by Round 2.
|Rounds||Application Deadline||Decision Notification|
|Round 1||October 4, 2020||December 9, 2020|
|Round 2||January 10, 2021||March 10, 2021|
|Round 3||March 2, 2021||May 6, 2021|
|Rolling||June 1-30, 2021||Rolling|
Applicants must submit with the online applications form a current resume, response to an essay question, one professional recommendation, unofficial transcripts of all academic work, and GMAT (preferred) or GRE scores. Once admitted, candidates will be required to submit official transcripts and test scores.
Non-native English speakers must provide an official TOEFL or IELTS score. International students are required to verify financial resources equal to the total cost of tuition and living expenses for the duration of the program. A Graduate Student Financial Statement and an Affidavit of Support if sponsored by an employer or other third party will be required for the visa application process.
When Does CMU Tepper Issue Invitations to Interview?
Interviews are by invitation only and are required. Notifications to applicants begin within one week of the application deadline. However, applicants may receive an invitation any time prior to the decision notification date. The admissions committee prefers an on-campus interview if possible, but applicants can arrange a Skype interview.
The CMU Tepper admissions team conducts behavioral interviews. The technique is used to review a candidate’s specific experiences and behaviors. Candidates are encouraged to sign up for an application workshop in the fall.