Carnegie Mellon University

MS Interdisciplinary Programs

The Architecture-Engineering Construction Management (AECM) program is an interdisciplinary degree administered by the School of Architecture and involving studies in both Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Applications to the AECM program are submitted through the School of Architecture.

Architecture–Engineering–Construction Management Program

The Carnegie Mellon Energy Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP) program offers a professional master's for students who seek a distinctive M.S. degree based in engineering, aligned with new discoveries in science, attuned to sustainability and the environment, and informed by economics and public policy. The program is a partnership with Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Applications to the ESTP program are submitted through the program's website. 

Energy Science, Technology and Policy Program

MS Dual Degrees

Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering & Technology Ventures

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This unique dual Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MSCEE) and Master of Science in Technology Ventures (MSTV) is an option for students who want a traditional degree in engineering and are interested in focusing on the application of emerging technologies within the field of engineering. 

Typicaly this dual degree is completed in two years. During the first year, students will complete the MSCEE requirements at our campus in Pittsburgh, PA. Upon completion of MSCEE requirements, students will participate in a Silicon Valley-based internship and complete the remainder of the MSTV requirements during the second year of the program based at the Carnegie Mellon Campus in Silicon Valley, California. 

When submitting your online application to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, indicate your interest in this dual degree option. You have also need to complete all MSCEE and MSTV admission requirements to be considered.

Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Master of Science in Technology Ventures (Silicon Valley, California)

This dual degree program allows applicants to advance their technical expertise by pursuing MS degrees in both the Engineering and Technology Innovation Management (E&TIM) program and the Civil and Environmental Engineering program. The program explores innovation in technology development, management of technology innovation, and entrepreneurship in addition to a traditional Civil and Environmental Engineering program.

Applicants should submit an online application to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and indicate interest in this dual degree program. Please submit all required application materials outlined for both E&TIM and the Civil and Environmental Engineering programs.

Students must complete the 96 units of coursework required for the MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering in addition to the program requirements for the MS in E&TIM. Completion of this dual degree program typically takes 2 years of study. 

Master of Science in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management (E&TIM) and Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administration

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The dual Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MSCEE) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program is a 2.5 year (5 semester) program which starts in the fall semester each year. It is designed for students with BS degrees in engineering, but students with non-engineering backgrounds may also apply. This dual degree offers the opportunity to develop technical and managerial skills in the management of civil and environmental engineering organizations, projects and systems, as well as business management. This program is offered by the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Tepper School of Business.

Applicants should send an application to both departments and satisfy the admission requirements of the MBA and MSCEE programs. Application deadlines are the same for all MS programs. Both programs will accept both GMAT and/or the GRE, so a dual applicant need only take one of the tests to apply to the dual program. Dual degree students must take a minimum of 162 units of MBA courses which includes all required courses, one concentration, an analytical depth requirement of two electives from a provided list of courses, all Leadership Assessment workshops, a capstone course, along with the Capstone Experience Week.

Dual degree students must take a minimum of 96 units in CEE. The MS CEE and MBA dual degree program sample curriculum can be found here. The program is designed so that students spend their first year at Tepper, their second year in CEE, and last semester at Tepper.

Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MSCEE) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program

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The dual Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MSCEE) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered at the Porto Business School – Universidade Do Porto, Portugal is appropriate for engineers who are looking for an interdisciplinary experience and which to develop management skills with an international perspective.

Successful graduates will be awarded two master’s degrees, one being an MS in CEE from Carnegie Mellon and the other being an MBA from Porto Business School. Students will be considered a full-time registered student when in residency at CMU and a full-time registered student when in residency at Porto. Students must satisfy all academic requirements of both institutions to receive both degrees.

The length of the dual degree program is two years. New students entering in the fall semester will begin with one year in residency at Porto for the MBA requirements. In the second year students should expect to spend two semesters in residency at CMU completing their engineering requirements.

  • MS in CEE: Students must complete a minimum of 96 course units, 60 of the units must be completed in CEE with the opportunity to complete 36 units of interdisciplinary study in other departments within the University. Students may choose to customize their study with the variety of suggested concentrations offered within CEE.
  • The full-time MBA program (640 lecture hours, 75 ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is fully run at the Porto Business School campus and further includes an international week delivered at a foreign business school.

Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administration (Porto Business School of Universidade Do Porto, Portugal)