Applicants to the Master of Project Management (MPM) program should normally have an undergraduate degree in engineering, or architecture, but individuals with quantitatively based degrees and/or appropriate work experience will be given serious consideration, provided certain basic engineering, science, and mathematics requirements are satisfied in addition to the stated requirements of the program. For admission to the program, the applicant must submit evidence that he or she is likely to achieve at least a B-level grade point average at Northwestern University. The best evidence of this capability is a B-level or higher grade point average at a comparable academic institution, but evidence of professional maturity is given considerable weight. It is also highly desirable to support your application with the results of a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) aptitude test.
All colleges and universities attended must be listed on the application form, whether or not a degree has been, or is expected to be, earned, and an official transcript from each institution must be filed with the application. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. Unofficial transcripts are helpful for preliminary evaluation, but they are not acceptable for admission.
International student applicants must submit all required application materials. The application fee must be paid using an International Postal Money Order, a bank draft on a United States Bank, or an American Express check. Payment cannot be waived or postponed. Official academic records (certificates, mark sheets, examination results, etc.) must be provided from all colleges and universities attended. "Official records" are copies of original documents certified by an official of the school issuing the original document, an official of the American Embassy, the Institute of International Education, or the American Friends of the Middle East. An international student currently registered in a college in the United States may have a copy of his original records certified by the registrar of that college. Documents certified by any person other than the officials listed above cannot be used as a basis for admission. If the original documents are not recorded in English, translations certified by one of the above officials must accompany the application. All international student applicants whose native language is not English and who have resided in the United States for less than two years must furnish certification of proficiency in the English language by means of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 220 CBT, 560 PBT, or 83 iBT for admission, but a score in excess of 233 CBT, 575 PBT, or 90 iBT is desired. MPM Program's INSTITUTION CODE is 0331. All applicants must provide Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. MPM Program's INSTITUTION CODE is 1309 (no Program Code is required). These tests are administered by the Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-0008.
This is a professional degree program, and all participants will be responsible for their tuition and fees in accordance with the prevailing schedules established by the University. No financial aid is available, except for the possibility of a loan for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
The Master of Project Management program may be started in any quarter, but it is desirable to begin in the fall quarter. To do so, your completed application, including letters of recommendation and transcripts, should be received by August 15. Corresponding deadlines for the winter, spring and summer quarters are November 15, February 15, and May 15, respectively. Deadlines about 3 months earlier are mandated in the case of international students to accommodate the processing of I-20 forms and issuance of a visa.
Filing Your Application
Your completed application should be returned with a nonrefundable $50 application fee (checks should be payable to Northwestern University - all checks must be in US funds and drawn on a US bank) to: Director, Master of Project Management Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208-3109. Applications will not be processed until they are complete; a complete application consists of (a) an Application for Admission to the Master of Project Management Program, (b) a one-page statement of purpose, (c) an application fee of $50, (d) official transcripts from each college or university attended, and (e) three letters of recommendation from people who are able to evaluate your professional experience and your capacity for independent academic work. The recommendation letters will be used to aid in the admission decision, but they will not become part of the student's permanent file. A decision on your admissibility to graduate study in this program will usually be made within two weeks after your file is complete.