Apply to the Carnegie Mellon MSCF Program

Please read the below information carefully before starting your application process.
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Your MSCF application will contain a variety of components that provides the Admissions Committee information to assess your candidacy for our MSCF Program. We use a holistic review process and do not assign specific weights to the various parts of the application. Carefully read the application instructions prior to beginning the online application.

The following application components are required:

  • Online Application Form
  • Current Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts of All Academic Work
  • Official GRE Score (preferred) or GMAT (accepted)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Score (if non-native English speaker)
  • Two Required Essays
  • $125 Application Fee


To safeguard the integrity of the admissions process, Carnegie Mellon University routinely uses a third party company, Re Vera,  to conduct verification procedures of all candidates who accept our offer of admission. 

  • Reapplying to the MSCF Program

    If you have submitted an application for the Tepper School MSCF program within the last year, you will need to submit a new application and updated letters of recommendation since we changed application systems.  However, we will waive your application fee. 

    Interviews will be granted only at the invitation of the admissions committee based on our review of your submitted MSCF application.

    Please note that interview invitations may be extended at any time after you submit your reapplication, up until the date that your admission decision is released.

    Should you have any questions about the re-application process, please contact

  • International Applicants

    We welcome applicants from around the globe and encourage non-US citizens to apply to the Tepper School MBA. If you are an international candidate, please see below for important information related to studying in the United States.

    Certification of Financial Resources

    As an applicant from a foreign country, you will be required to verify financial resources equal to the total cost of tuition and living expenses for the duration of the program.  If admitted, students will be required to submit the following forms with appropriate supporting documentation in order to obtain a valid Visa for entering the United States. 

    • Graduate Student Financial Statement including official documentation such as personal bank statements and letters of support from any sponsoring organizations. 
    • If sponsored by an employer or other third party, an Affidavit of Support including official documentation such as bank statements and verification of sponsor support. 

    Visa Regulations

    Visa regulations can be quite complex, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to be aware of the regulations. Carnegie Mellon University has a Foreign Student Advisor to assist applicants in visa matters, and we strongly recommend that you use this service. Below is contact information for any applicant who would like to contact our Foreign Student Advisor: 

    Office of International Education
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Warner Hall / 3rd Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

    The United States' visa granting authority in the country of origin, ordinarily the United States Embassy, requires proof that sufficient funds are available to a student to cover both years of study before he/she is granted either the student visa (F-1) or an exchange visa (J-1).

    Proficiency in English

    Non-native English speakers must be skilled and confident when speaking, listening, reading and writing in English to ensure that they can participate fully in our learning environment.

    Candidates must:

    • have a fluent command of rapid, idiomatic English.
    • be able to express their thoughts clearly in speech.
    • be able to express their thoughts clearly in writing.

    Applicants who are not citizens of English speaking countries, or who did not receive a degree from an institution where the language of instruction was English, must prove their proficiency in English by submitting one of the following tests with their application:

    • TOEFL: all scores must also be forwarded to Carnegie Mellon by ETS. Use institutional code 2074 and departmental code 02. Any questions about the TOEFL should be directed to ETS
    • IELTS: elect Carnegie Mellon and the Tepper School of Business to have your IELTS scores sent to us.