Carnegie Mellon University


Applications and admission decisions to EST&P are managed independently from the other College of Engineering programs and departments.

If you would like more information, please submit this brief prospective student questionnaire and EST&P will sponsor the $75 application fee.

The online application for the Fall 2020 semester is currently open.

Application Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Application fee - $75.00 USD*
  • Selection of Degree
  • Selection of Disciplinary Concentration
  • Uploaded unofficial transcript- official transcripts are required upon admission
  • Official GRE scores from ETS**
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speakers**
  • Uploaded resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation***
  • 3 required essay questions

You will be able to save your online application and complete it over time, as well as, monitor the status of your application and view admissions decisions. 

Please note:
*The application fee is waived for CMU undergraduates/alumni, GEM, & Fulbright applicants
**Test scores are only considered official if they are received directly from the testing center. See our FAQ for score delivery instructions.
***Recommender contact information should be entered in your online application. Recommenders are provided with a link to answer questions and upload a letter to your online application.

See QUICK GUIDE TO APPLYING for more detailed information.

Application Review Process

The application review process begins shortly after the application deadline. All applications must be submitted through our online application system by the application deadline. Supplemental materials such as official test scores and letters of recommendations can be received after the application deadline.

If you have any questions, please review the Graduate Admission FAQ. If you would like to contact a staff member directly, please visit our Contact Us page.

CMU Undergraduates

EST&P only grants MS degrees, so we do not have a formal Integrated Master's/Bachelor's (IMB) Degree option. However, we offer an expedited admission process for CMU undergraduates. This includes waiving the application fee and the GRE examination requirement. We also request two letters of recommendation, but we have a simplified process for CMU faculty recommendations. Interested CMU undergraduates are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with an EST&P advisor, discuss your goals and interests, and learn the full details of the expedited application process.

EST&P Graduate Admissions Staff:

Phone: (412) 268-2947

Consider a visit to campus or contact us to learn more about the program and decide if it's the right fit for you.