To apply to the CIA, just follow these steps:
To apply online, choose one of the following methods
For Master’s in Food Business: Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this specific master’s degree and why you are a strong candidate for the program. Your response should be 500–1,000 words, and include:
For Master’s in Wine Management: Write a 300- to 500-word essay that describes your purpose for undertaking or continuing graduate study in wines and beverages, your reasons for wanting to study at the CIA, and your professional plans and career goals. You may also:
Through the online application, you will be prompted to provide the contact information for one recommender. He or she will then receive an electronic request with instructions for submitting a recommendation through the application portal. The e-mail will be sent immediately upon saving your application.
Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions in the United States from which credit has been earned should be mailed to the CIA Admissions Office. Transcripts should either be sent in an envelope sealed by the school’s registrar, or e-mailed to the CIA via an official online transcript provider.
Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions outside of the United States from which credit has been earned must be submitted to the CIA Admissions Office for review and evaluation. Applicants must demonstrate that they have successfully completed a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree before they may be considered for admission to a master’s program. Please be advised the CIA will not review graduate applications while a bachelor’s degree is in progress at a higher education institution outside the U.S. Applicants applying to a master’s program should complete the degree before submitting official transcripts.
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