Guide to Graduate Degrees and Programs-Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Guide to Graduate Degrees & Programs

Education and research with a focus on meaningful approaches to significant problems of society and for advancing knowledge has been the cornerstone of our graduate education. This philosophy has also been the basis for interdisciplinary research to an extent that is rarely found elsewhere. The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, the Robotics Institute, the Studio for Creative Inquiry, the Entertainment Technology Center and the Center for Arts and Society are just a few of the examples of units that bring together excellence in various fields to yield results in exciting and useful new areas of research.

To futher this philosophy, Carnegie Mellon is increasing its global presence with branch campuses and collaborative international programs. We encourage you to explore graduate degree programs at these non-Pittsburgh locations.

Finding The Degree That's Right For You

Because of our interdisciplinary nature, it is sometimes difficult for prospective graduate students to identify the Carnegie Mellon graduate program that would be appropriate for them. There are currently four special guides for the following areas at CMU:

1. Guide to Graduate Study in Information, Computer & Communications Technologies [pdf]

2. Guide to Graduate Study in Energy, Environment, & Sustainability [pdf]

3. Guide to Graduate Study in Health-Related Fields [pdf]

4. Guide to Graduate Study in Data Sciences

In addition, the college based lists below will direct you to information on all of the graduate degrees and programs offered at Carnegie Mellon.

Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT)

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Energy Science, Technology and Policy
  • Engineering and Public Policy
  • Engineering & Technology Innovation Management
  • Information Networking Institute
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • CIT Interdisciplinary Programs

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Software Management

College of Fine Arts (CFA)

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Music
  • CFA Interdisciplinary Programs

Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences (H&SS)

  • Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
  • English
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social and Decision Sciences
  • Statistics

H. John Heinz III College (Heinz)

  • Information Systems & Management
  • Public Policy & Management

Mellon College of Science (MCS)

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics

School of Computer Science (SCS)

  • Computer Science
  • Entertainment Technology Center
  • Human-Computer Interaction Institute
  • Institute for Software Research
  • Lane Center for Computational Biology
  • Language Technologies Institute
  • Machine Learning Department
  • Robotics Institute

Tepper School of Business (Tepper)

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Computational Finance
  • Doctoral Program

University-Level Programs

  • Entertainment Technology