Carnegie Mellon University

Research Assistantship

Students who are funded in the MS program with a research assistantship may use up to 36 units of graduate project toward their MS degree requirements. Students will submit a project document describing the work completed for those units, and the project document must be approved by the faculty member supervising the research. The scope of the project, the amount of credit, and form of project documentation (e.g., Master's thesis, project report, or manuscript for a professional publication) will be determined jointly by the student and their academic advisor.

Please note that certain types of financial support may require specific forms of documentation. Any changes to the scope of the project, the credit received, or the form of project documentation must be approved by the academic advisor.