Repair the World & Carnegie Mellon University’s Partnership

Repair the World and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College have entered into a strategic partnership offering a unique scholarship opportunity exclusively for Alumni and Current Fellows of the Repair the World Fellowship. This partnership will make it easier for Fellows and Alumni to pursue a degree in over 25+ unique programs in CMUs premier Public Policy, Information Systems and Management School.

Heinz College offers top-ranked graduate degree programs in Information Systems & ManagementPublic Policy & Management, and Creative Enterprises Management. Heinz College provides students with the analytics, technology, and policy skills necessary to solve complex societal problems in an increasingly connected world. Their research excellence and expertise in data analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education.

As a result of this partnership to up to ten Repair Fellowship Alumni and Fellows per year will receive:

  • Waived application fees
  • Merit-based scholarships equal to at least 30% of tuition per semester
  • Option to defer admission for up to two years (with written confirmation after initial 12 months)
  • Consideration for additional merit-based aid based on strength of application for admission

This new partnership highlights both the investment in and recognition of Repair Fellows and alumni as next generation leaders in social entrepreneurship, public policy and management. The partnership also is indicative of the the variety of opportunities available to Repair Fellowship alumni and Fellows.

The Heinz College is currently ranked nationally 13th in public affairs, 9th in environmental policy management, 1st in IT policy management, 8th in public policy analysis, and 28th in nonprofit management. For the 2018-2019 Program Year, Repair the World is accepting Fellowship Applications at


Who is Eligible?
The partnership program is designed for Repair Fellows and alumni who have successfully completed their bachelor’s degree and the Repair the World Fellowship, or are currently a Fellow and plan to finish their commitment to their year(s) of service.

Do I Need To Have Served/Serve In Pittsburgh To Be Eligible?
No, if you have served or are serving as Fellow in any of our Communities, you are eligible to apply.

What are the Admissions Requirement for Heinz?
To apply, prospective students must submit the following materials:

  • Online application form
  • GRE (or GMAT) score report from ETS
  • Transcripts from all universities attended where undergraduate credit was earned
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose (essay)
  • Resume

Do I need Prerequisites to Apply?
Heinz College’s Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program currently requires at least one college-level programming course prior to enrollment. The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program currently requires at least one college-level programming course and a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience prior to enrollment.

The following master’s programs offered by Heinz College do not have formal prerequisite courses for admission currently:

  • Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM)
  • Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM)
  • Master of Arts Management (MAM)
  • Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM)
  • Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management (MSHCPM)

However, because the curriculum in the aforementioned programs is highly quantitative, prospective students should take at least one college-level course in statistics, economics and in pre-calculus. Heinz College encourages prospective students to take these courses during their undergraduate studies. A prospective student who has not taken this coursework may be required, as a condition to his or her acceptance into the master’s program, to attend a summer program at the Heinz College (approximately four weeks in duration) prior to the start of the first semester in the master’s program. There is currently no tuition charge to attend this summer program.

The Master of Public Management (MPM) currently requires a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience prior to enrollment.

I’ve already been accepted to a graduate program at Heinz, am I able to defer my degree to apply to Repair the World first?
At this time, you are not able to defer a current commitment to CMU to join the Repair the World Fellowship and be eligible for scholarship. This partnership is only available to current Repair the World Alumni and Fellows who have not been accepted yet to a graduate degree program at Heinz.

Who Should I Contact If I Have More Questions?
To learn more, prospective students can visit this page or learn more about the application process.  Questions about Degree Programs at Heinz, as well information about tuition and scholarship should be directed to:
David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, John Heinz III College
[email protected]

Questions about the Repair the World Fellowship should be directed to:
Sam Kuttner, Fellowship Director, Repair the World
[email protected]