Allegheny College has a formal agreement with the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University to offer a 3-2 cooperative program. Students who enroll in this accelerated master's degree program will complete three years of study at Allegheny College and two years at Carnegie Mellon University. Upon completion of this program, the student will receive both a bachelor's and master's degree in less time than is usually required to earn both of these degrees.
The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management.
Heinz College offers an accelerated master’s program to qualified Allegheny College students. The program, structured as three years at Allegheny College followed by three to four semesters at the Heinz College (depending upon program), allows students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in less time than is normally required.
The following cooperative master’s programs are available:
Heinz College awards students and alumni of Allegheny College who enroll in any of the master’s programs at Heinz College a minimum scholarship of 30% of tuition per semester. This scholarship is available to Allegheny College alumni who enroll in the 3-2 program or pursue their master’s degree at Heinz College after four years of study at Allegheny College.
Students pay tuition and fees to Allegheny College from their freshman through junior years. They pay tuition and fees to Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) for their graduate program, either three or four semesters beyond the completion of the junior year, depending upon the master’s program. Allegheny students also will be responsible for paying a maintenance fee to Allegheny while enrolled at CMU in their senior year.
Students will receive both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees upon completion of their graduate program at CMU. Allegheny College will count units taken during the master’s program toward the student’s bachelor’s degree according to its policies and procedures. CMU will forward to Allegheny College transcripts and other necessary information on student academic performance.
Allegheny College students are eligible for scholarship support from Allegheny College for their freshman through junior years. They will be eligible for scholarship support from the Heinz College (including the 30% minimum scholarship mentioned above) for the length of their graduate program and can apply to any and all Heinz College scholarship funds for which they are eligible (based on program and the individual scholarship fund’s specific requirements).