CMU-Africa Graduate Programs
Carnegie Mellon University Africa is offering Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE) graduate programs and we welcome applications from all qualified African applicants.
Learn more on How To Apply for our programs.
Student life in Kigali
Kigali is a pleasant and secure city for work and studies, we encourage applicants to find out about living in Kigali with the help of the following resources:
- City of Kigali website
- Student life in CMU-Africa
- Video Voices Africa: A series of informal videos where we speak to visitors to Kigali and Rwanda about their impressions of the city, on CMU-R's Youtube channel
- Tuition and Costs for your studies at CMU-Africa
- A selection of pins of web articles on living in Kigali, from CMU-R's Pinterest boards.
Our Programs in brief
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
The MSIT is preparing the next generation of technology managers and innovators through a multidisciplinary curriculum that covers key topics in ICT, such as mobile applications, information security and networking, and software engineering, as well as critical business areas such as market planning, strategic business plan, operations and entrepreneurship.
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)
The MSECE program provides students with a thorough background in the fundamentals of electrical or computer engineering, as well as the opportunity for in-depth specialization in some particular aspect of these fields. Upon enrollment in the department, students are given the opportunity, with the help of a faculty advisor, to choose an educational program that is consistent with their backgrounds and is best suited to their own academic goals.
Financing your studies
CMU-Africa's graduate student tuition is set by the Carnegie Institute of Technology. An academic year comprises of two semesters.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, CMU's master’s degree program tuition in the College of Engineering is $45,000. However, for African students enrolled at our Kigali location, through a combined financial aid package from CMU and the Government of Rwanda, the cost will be $16,000 with an additional 50% scholarship of $8,000 available to East African Community members.
We are excited that the financial aid available will enable our delivery of a world-class education to the bright and talented students in this region. For more information and to explore other funding options, please visit our financial aid section.