Application Deadlines

A new cohort for the Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management begins every year. The application deadline for the program beginning in fall 2017 is May 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified of an admissions decision within three weeks of submitting their complete application.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 graded semester credits or the last 90 graded quarter credits
  • Demonstrated English-language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English

We recommend that candidates have at least two to three years of work experience in a field relating to the degree program.

Students entering the program should have completed at least one college-level course in mathematics. We also strongly recommend that applicants read the course introduction for our applied geospatial analysis course; if you lack the basic knowledge that's helpful for this course, we suggest that you complete an introductory course in geographic information systems before starting our degree program.

Required Application Materials

  • UW Graduate School online application and fee
  • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • MIPM supplemental information form
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores (if English is not your native language)

Application Steps

To apply to the Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management program, you will submit your application materials online through the UW Graduate School website. We recommend you begin your application early in order to complete all requirements on time.

Step One: Prepare to Apply

Get transcripts from each college or university attended. Download unofficial transcripts or scan printed copies.

Update your resume or curriculum vitae.

Write your statement of purpose. This two- to four-page statement should describe your long-term career objectives, reasons for undertaking graduate study, important professional experiences or contributions, and the skills and knowledge you will bring to the program. It should also explain the main factors in your decision to apply to this program and any particular areas or issues in the field that you would like to focus on in your studies.

Find people who will write letters of recommendation for you. Three letters of recommendation are needed to apply. Consider getting recommendations from current or former employers or managers, as well as former teachers. Make sure the people you choose can judge your capacity to undertake graduate studies and speak to the unique qualities you will bring to the program. You will need their email addresses for the Graduate School application.

Step Two: Apply Online

Start your online application to the UW Graduate School. You can save your application and come back to it at any time to continue working on it.

Select the name of the program you wish to apply for. For the main degree program, choose "Infrastructure Planning and Management."

Upload all required documents.

Designate the people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Each of these people will be sent an email directing them to a secure website where they will submit their letters.

Pay the nonrefundable application fee.

After you've submitted your application, you can check on its status at any time by logging into the application page.


May 1, 2017


We are happy to answer your questions and provide more information about the Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management program.