Admissions

The UW Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management is designed for early- and mid-career professionals who want advanced training in infrastructure planning and management.

Because we are a fully online program, we welcome and encourage applicants from all over the world, including deployed military personnel. 

Application Deadlines

A new cohort of the MIPM program begins every fall. The application deadline is May 1. After that date, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis through the summer. Applicants will be notified of an admissions decision within three weeks of when their admissions file is complete.

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
  • At least one college-level course in mathematics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Demonstrated English-language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English

We also recommend that applicants have at least two to three years of work experience in a field relating to infrastructure planning and management, as well as basic knowledge in geographic information systems (GIS). If you don’t feel you have adequate background in GIS after reading the description for the Applied Geospatial Analysis course, we recommend you complete an introductory course in GIS before starting the MIPM program.

Required Application Materials

  • UW Graduate School online application and fee
  • Unofficial transcripts from every college or university attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Supplemental information form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if English is not your native language)

Note: GRE scores are NOT required. 

Application Steps

To apply to the Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management program, you’ll 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.

Identify three people who can recommend you to the program. Consider asking current or former employers or supervisors or former teachers. Make sure you choose people who can judge your capacity to undertake graduate studies and speak to the unique qualities you will bring to the program.

Have the email address of each of your recommenders handy; you'll submit their addresses as part of the Graduate School application, and they'll each be sent a recommendation form to complete online. 

Step Two: Apply Online

Start your online application to the UW Graduate School.

Select "Infrastructure Planning and Management (IPM) Online” for the program name.

Upload all required documents. 

Pay the nonrefundable application fee and submit your application.

International Students

Because the Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management is completely online, no visa is required and international applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply.

International applicants must meet all admission requirements for the program. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The UW Graduate School’s Memo 8 describes several ways to do this. Test scores must be sent directly to the UW by the Educational Testing Service using institution code 4854. Only scores less than two years old will be accepted.

Single Course Enrollment

Did you miss the application deadline? You can take single courses as a graduate non-matriculated student (GNM) and apply up to four courses (12 credits) toward the degree once you apply and are admitted to the program.

To apply for GNM status, follow the same application steps noted above and apply online to the UW Graduate School. When prompted for the status you’re applying for, select “GNM.”

For more information about single course enrollment or GNM status, contact the program coordinator.