Doctor of Professional Practice-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP)

About the Doctor of Professional Practice Program:

Carnegie Mellon University is now offering a brand new academic program: the Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP) that can be completed without leaving your current position. CMU’s DPP program offers distance learning, coupled with on-site educational workshops that support “learning through practice.” 

The DPP is a three-year program, with specific coursework and scholarship to acheive candidacy status during the first year, a proposal defense the second year, and a thesis defense the final year. Modes of study include conference and video calls, web-based learning, field work, professional practice work, international exchange, institutional meetings and conferences, and other distance learning methods. 

The DPP program targets mid-career professionals aspiring to solve advanced problems in the fields of architecture, engineering, or construction. The program is part of CMU’s School of Architecture post-professional degree programs and was developed in collaboration with Universite Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier.

Application Information for Doctor of Professional Practice Program:

This program is intended for early to mid-career professionals in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) sector. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a sound understanding of a range of current problems in their declared area of expertise and methods of solving these problems. This should be evidenced in their CV and statement of interest, as well as the letters of recommendation. An abbreviated portfolio (to highlight these points), and published articles should also be submitted. One-on-one interview is required for candidates that meet the minimum requirements of admission.

We will begin accepting application for the DPP program for Fall 2014 starting October 15, 2013 through February 1, 2014. We are also accepting early admission applications for Spring 2014. If you are interested in beginning the DPP program in Spring 2014, please contact our Graduate Admission Coordinator, Samantha Carter,

Contact Us

DPP Track Chair
Omer Akin

Graduate Admission Coordinator
Samantha Carter