Carnegie Mellon University

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All applications are submitted online through the CMU College of Engineering.

Once you've created your account, the system will email you a PIN. This PIN, along with your password, allows you to save your application over several sessions. Within your account, you can monitor the status of your application and view your admission decision.

Application Submission

Applications are accepted during the following periods:

Fall Semester October 1 - January 5 (MS Priority Decision)
October 1 - January 31 (MS Regular Decision)
October 1 - December 15 (PhD Program)
Spring Semester  July 1 - September 5 (Both Programs)

Our Graduate Admissions team is available via Zoom to answer any questions you may have about our programs and our application process. To set up a one-on-one meeting please schedule a time with us:

If you prefer to send an email you can reach our Graduate Admissions Office at admitCEE@andrew.cmu.edu.

What To Include in Your Application

Your Application Will Include:

  • Application fee of $75USD
  • The online application form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Uploaded unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will be requested upon enrollment)
  • Essay Questions
  • CV/Resume
  • GRE test scores – please have scores sent directly to CMU by ETS. [NOTE: GRE scores are not accepted or considered for FALL 2021 admission cycle]

Please DO NOT mail any paper documents to the CEE Graduate Admissions Office such as a resume/CV, test scores, publications, official transcripts, financial documents, or certificates as they will not be included in your file for review by the admissions committee. 

If you have publications that you would like the admissions committee to review, please link to them in your online resume.

Any additional hard copy material mailed to the CEE Graduate Admissions Office will be discarded.

Test Reporting

ETS

  • Institution/School Code: 2074
  • GRE Department Code: 1102
  • TOEFL Department Code: 65

TOEFL minimum acceptable score is 84

IELTS

An institutional code is NOT required. Please contact your IELTS testing center and request that your scores be sent to:

Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering
431 Hamerschlag Drive
ANSYS Hall Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

IELTS minimum acceptable score is 7.0

Duolingo English Test

For Fall 2021 Admissions, in addition to TOEFL and IELTS, we will now accept the online Duolingo English Test for applicants for whom English was not their native language. These tests include a proficiency composite score, section subscores, video interview, and writing sample. Test scores should be reported to "Carnegie Mellon University - College of Engineering."

Duolingo minimum acceptable score is 105

Non-Native English Speaker Applicant Information

If your native language is not English then you will be required to take a TOFEL or IELTS exam to test your English proficiency. These scores must be sent to us directly from the testing agency.

If you previously obtained a degree at a U.S. institution, you may submit an old version of your TOEFL/IELTS scores for consideration. Contact our graduate admissions office for questions about qualification. 

  • TOEFL minimum acceptable score is 84
  • IELTS minimum acceptable score is 7.0
  • Duolingo minimum acceptable score is 105 (Fall 2021 Admissions only)

Students with a Degree Outside of Engineering

While many of our incoming students have a degree in Civil Engineering, we have admitted individuals with backgrounds in various branches of engineering, science and information technology.

Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree to be admitted to the graduate program in CEE, and must have completed a set of basic mathematics and science courses.

You will be asked to upload a completed Course Audit Form with your on-line application.

Statement of Assurance

Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders.