Carnegie Mellon University

Your Place to Innovate

What’s it like to be a graduate student at Dietrich College? Interdisciplinary, collaborative and hands-on.

You’ll tackle complex, real-world problems and work outside the confines of a single discipline. Whether you’re collaborating with faculty to research neural networks, crafting a dissertation on applied translation or honing your professional writing skills at a local nonprofit, Dietrich is your place to create, your place to grow, your place to make an impact.

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Our Departments


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Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy and Technology

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Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics

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Neuroscience Institute

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Social and Decision Sciences

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Statistics & Data Science

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What We're Working On

From mindfulness meditation apps to information avoidance, browse through Dietrich College graduate students' recent work.

Life @ Dietrich

In the City of Bridges

Both Forbes and The Economist have named Pittsburgh the Most Livable City in the continental U.S., and once you’ve visited, it’s easy to see why. With affordable housing and accessible public transit, plentiful green space, a thriving cultural district and world famous museums, it’s hard not to fall in love. Explore your new hometown by using your Carnegie Mellon ID card to access public transit and local attractions free of charge.

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At Carnegie Mellon

Community building and self-care are vital to your success as a graduate student. We’re dedicated to helping Dietrich students foster a healthy work-life balance. Graduate program coordinators host monthly student socials and the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) advocates for graduate student interests and experience.

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