Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Admissions Overview

Requirements

(See separate page for Carnegie Mellon students applying for the Integrated Master's/Bachelor's Program)

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized 4-year university, in any engineering or engineering-related disciplines including computer science, biological sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or applied mathematics
  • Transcripts from all the universities attended (non-official transcripts acceptable for admissions review)
  • GRE general test - Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical Writing. GRE test is not required.
  • TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo - for all non-native-English-speaking students. If a student previously obtained a degree at a U.S. institution, student may submit an old version of the TOEFL/IELTS/ DuoLingo scores.
  • Three letters of recommendation, submitted online directly by the referees (should be submitted before deadline)
  • Statement of Purpose, as part of the online application
  • Non-refundable fee of US $75 (enrollment/deferral/denial)

TOEFL Information

  • TOEFL/ IELTS/DuoLingo scores must be within the valid period; TOEFL/ IELTS/DuoLingo scores are valid for 2 years. GRE test is not required.
  • ETS Information
  • TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo requirements:

-The minimum required TOEFL score is 84 total. The minimum sub-score guidelines are: Reading 22, Listening 22, Speaking 18, Writing 22.
-The minimal acceptable IELTS band score is 6.5.
-The minimum required DuoLingo score is 105 total. The minimum sub-score guidelines are: Literacy 105, Comprehension 115, Production 70, Conversation 96 (Important: the overall score is NOT a total of the subscores but rather the product of an algorithm)
-If a student previously obtained a degree at a U.S. institution, student may submit an old version of the TOEFL/IELTS/ DuoLingo scores.
  • Please contact: bme-grad@andrew.cmu.edu
  • IELTS to send

    Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering

    431 Hamerschlag Drive
    Ansys Hall Suite 250
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • DuoLingo to send

    Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering

    431 Hamerschlag Drive
    Ansys Hall Suite 250
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Submission

  • All applicants must use the online application system.
  • Do not create multiple accounts on the online application system, which will likely jeopardize the review process.

Please use this page and the list of BME faculty members to identify faculty members working in each area of research.

  • Deadlines
    • Fall entry, Ph.D.: December 1 (starting from October 1)
    • Fall entry, M.S.: January 31 (starting from October 1)
    • Fall entry, BME/E&TIM dual Masters program: January 31 (starting from October 1), see E&TIM page 
    • Spring entry, Ph.D. or M.S.: September 25 (starting from July 1)

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