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 this is a fully online program, we welcome and encourage applicants from all over the world, including deployed military personnel.
A new cohort of the MIPM program begins every fall. The priority application deadline is January 15. Those who apply by that date will be notified of an admissions decision by February 1. The final application deadline is May 1, and those applicants will be notified of a decision by the end of May.
If you are admitted but are still finishing your undergraduate degree, admission is contingent upon our receipt of your final undergraduate transcript after graduation.
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). We recommend that, at a minimum, 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 all colleges and universities attended (including community colleges)
- 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.
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. In short, your statement should address why you are applying to this program. It should also identify which infrastructure-related areas or issues you wish to study.
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-level studies and speak to the unique qualities you will bring to the program. We discourage recommendations written by friends or family members.
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 link to the online recommendation form.
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.
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.”
Learn more about single course enrollment and GNM status.