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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

Lindsay McKenna

Partner lead

Rodrigo Cerda

Source lead

Vera Mucaj

Source lead

Lauren Strubeck

Recruiter

APD Interest Application

Advanced Professional Degree campus candidates (JDs, PhDs, Post-docs, and non-MBA Master’s candidates) graduating in 2020 and med candidates (medical students, interns, residents, and fellows) graduating in 2020 or 2021 who are interested in learning more about opportunities available at McKinsey can submit an interest application here. We will keep you updated on information related to APD candidates.

Campus Calendar

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Jul 14 2019

Full-time Associate Generalist Application Deadline

PhDs, Postdocs, JDs, JD/MBAs and non-MBA Masters students finishing their programs in 2020, or medical students, interns, residents or fellows finishing their programs in 2020 or 2021 who are interested in our 2020 full-time opportunities must apply by July 14, 2019. Please submit your application between July 1 - July 14, 2019.
Jul 14 2019

JD Internship Application Deadline

JDs and JD/MBA students finishing their programs in 2021 who are interested in our 2020 summer internship opportunities must apply by July 14, 2019. Please submit your application between July 1 - July 14, 2019.
Jul 14 2019

MD Fellowship Application Deadline

Medical students between the 3rd and 4th year of med school who are interested in the MD Fellowship must apply by July 14, 2019. Please submit your application between July 1 - July 14, 2019.

If you’re like me, you may have never previously considered a career in consulting – I was in grad school because I wanted to be a scientist after all! However, after feeling like I wanted to have broader impact, meeting with several McKinsey consultants and realizing how much team problem-solving and discovery would still be involved in my day-to-day, I decided to take a leap and join McKinsey. That was six years ago, it’s been quite the journey, and I am still with the Firm as a Partner in the NJ office, and loving every minute of it! I hope to meet you on campus in the upcoming months!

- Lindsay McKenna

University of Pennsylvania, Class of '11

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).

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