Carnegie Mellon University

Looking for an Unrivaled Graduate School Experience?

Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with a proud heritage of outstanding graduate and undergraduate education and research.

Dietrich College graduate programs offer students cutting-edge opportunities in research, academics and hands-on experience under the direction of world renowned faculty members.

Admissions to graduate programs are handled through the college’s departments.

Carnegie Mellon offers a wide range of social and professional development programs for graduate students, including conference and special research project funding, lunch and dinner programs, field trips and more. For more information, see the orientation information, Graduate Student Assembly and the Graduate Programs Office.

Why Pittsburgh?

A vibrant, mid-sized city with the feel of a small town, the strength of Pittsburgh lies in the friendliness of its people, affordability and close proximity to world famous museums, a thriving cultural district and many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Economist has named Pittsburgh the most livable city in the continental U.S. three times in the past seven years.

Affordable Housing ranked Pittsburgh as a top location for residential “bargains,” and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance called Pittsburgh one of the smartest places to live from a “dollars and sense” perspective.

The Pittsburgh region is “big city” enough to have major transportation assets for commerce and business/leisure travel, yet it’s small enough to make accessing these assets convenient.

Safety & Comfort
No matter where you live here, you’ll find safety and comfort knowing that Pittsburgh has the second lowest crime rate among top 40 U.S. metros, a low risk of natural disasters and an average commute time of 25 minutes.

Learn more at the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.