Carnegie Mellon University

MS Program

Our Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate degree programs allows you to develop deep knowledge in a specialized concentration of one of our focus areas, while rounding out your education with challenging interdisciplinary course work.

Our focus areas include:

Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS)
Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science (EESS)
Mechanics Materials and Computing (MMC)

Other degree title options are also offered if you are interested in a more specialized curriculum.

Our Program


A key feature of our program is our curriculum’s level of flexibility. This flexibility allows you to design your own course of study based on your career and academic goals. You can tailor your education in a way that is unique to your ambitions.

Design your own path or choose to follow a recommended course concentration designed by our faculty, either way your academic advisor will help guide your individual path.

Costs & Funding

Since tuition and funding are a key concern for graduate students, We offer a range of options to support our students.

All MS program applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships that may cover anywhere from 20-100% of the overall tuition cost. A majority of our MS applicants are offered some amount of merit scholarship.

Additionally, many of our MS students are offered paid appointments as teaching assistants and course graders.

CEE Virtual Visit

Our Graduate Admissions team is available via open Zoom chat 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

Life After the MS

A CEE degree can be both challenging and rewarding and our students master fundamental and cutting edge skills and are prepared with life skills for continuous learning, entrepreneurship, communications and problem solving. These highly marketable skills can give you a competitive edge when seeking post-graduate employment or deciding to continue a planned area of study.

For students looking to enter the workforce, the Carnegie Mellon Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) is an important resource for graduates, providing them with valuable resources to aid in their career search.