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Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

We encourage you to explore this site for more information about McKinsey and the recruiting process. We hope to meet you on campus to continue the discussion about why we think McKinsey would be the right place for you.

If you are pursuing a master's degree and you earned an undergraduate degree fewer than four years ago, you will be considered for a business analyst position. If you hold a bachelor's degree and have at least four years of work experience or completed or expect to complete your master's program four years from the time you received your bachelor's degree, you will join as an associate.

Have more questions about your candidacy or the APD application and interview process?

Recruiting team

Chris Hagedorn

Partner lead

Anne Cullen


Caitlin Trejo

Source lead

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I’m excited that you’re thinking about consulting. As an associate at McKinsey, I’ve been able to apply my favorite parts of my PhD (like problem solving and curiosity) to impactful, real-world problems. I hope you also have a chance to engage your curiosity as you think about your path going forward.

Caitlin Trejo

Ph.D.’15, University of Chicago

Opportunities for Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

Many advanced professional degree candidates join us as an associate or junior associate consultants (positions vary based on office and experience). APD candidates may also consider applying for an associate or business analyst internship position depending on degree or work experience, usually for the summer prior to their penultimate year of their program; timing of internships can vary based on your academic schedule.

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting, focused on a specific function or industry (e.g., digital, implementation, operations); and technical roles within McKinsey’s product and solution development team (e.g., data science, data engineering, software engineering, and digital strategy & delivery).

Featured programs

Diversity Connect

Diversity Connect is a 1.5 day program that supports the professional interests and growth of talented Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or Native American students who are pursuing a PhD, postdoc, MD, and/or JD degree. Please submit your application by March 31, 2019. Learn more and apply here.

Insight 2019

Insight 2019 is a weekend program for students with advanced professional degrees to come see what it’s like to work in management consulting. Immersive exercises and learning will give you an insider’s look into an exciting and rewarding career at McKinsey. Insight offers a program tailored to participants with academic backgrounds in STEM and Healthcare. Please submit your application by March 31, 2019. Learn more and apply here.

McKinsey Spark

McKinsey Spark is a series of learning and connectivity opportunities for women in advanced professional degree (APD) programs. McKinsey Spark is geared to serve as catalyst for igniting your personal journey and building a community of like-minded women. Please submit your Spark Symposuim application by March 3, 2019. Please submit your Spark Event Series application by March 31, 2019. Learn more and apply here.

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