Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Education: Masters Program

Master's Concentrations

While you are required to successfully complete 96 units to earn your master's degree, there is not a prescribed set of core courses. Instead, you and your academic advisor have the flexibility to create a graduate program tailored to your goals.

Explore some of the suggested concentration tracks where we highlight complementary crosscutting courses:

Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS)

The Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS) education and research area focuses on the application and exploration of emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve the design, construction and operations of infrastructure systems including: buildings and other facilities; transportation infrastructure; telecommunications networks; environmental systems; and the electric power grid.

Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Science (EESS)

The Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Science (EESS) education and research area focuses on air quality, water quality, remediation, industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, energy, and nanotechnology to provide skills, analysis tools, and technologies to meet environmental stewardship and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century.

Mechanics, Materials and Computing (MMC)

The Mechanics, Materials and Computing (MMC) education and research area focuses on the scientific understanding and practical application of the emergent complex behavior of materials through computer simulation techniques for the analysis of the deformation, flow and failure of natural and engineered materials.

Cross-Cutting Programs

Our cross-cutting concentrations give masters students an opportunity to pursue coursework that connects intersecting topics of structures, environment, and materials.