Carnegie Mellon University

Requirements

The program's flexible requirements provide a broad curricular grounding, steady involvement in research, and the opportunity to practice the craft of teaching in an excellent undergraduate environment. Students are expected to complete an MS thesis by the middle of their third year, and a PhD thesis by the end of their fifth year.

The two Ph.D. programs are principally distinguished by the student's research interests and professional training. Ph.D. students do not need to decide which Ph.D. to pursue until the second or third year in the program.

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