Carnegie Mellon University

Degree Comparisons

EST & P is a professional master's degree program oriented towards career preparation of engineers and scientists who have a passion for leading society's energy future. Each of the six MS degrees are awarded for successful completion of their required coursework. The degrees are grouped into two categories: (I) the three Foundational Degrees and (II) the three Applied Study Degrees. The educational requirements for the degrees are compared in Tables ( Foundational / Applied ) and the interconnectedness of the degree components compared in Puzzle Graphics ( Foundational / Applied ) in the linked pages. Two simple differentiations of the degrees are given in the table below, which lays out the degree programs by the number of semesters required (columns) to complete each program and whether or not a summer internship is required (rows). 

Degree
Programs
Required Semesters
Two
Three
Oven
Required
Summer
Internship
No
Energy Science,
Technology & Policy
(IS P)
EST & P
Advanced Study
(EST & P-ADS)
EST & P
Advanced Study &
Integrated Study in Computer Science
(EST & P-ADCS)
Yes
EST & P
Applied Study
(EST & P-APS)
IS P
Applied Advanced Study
(EST & P-AAS)
EST & P
Applied Advanced Study &
Integrated Study in Computer Science
(EST & P-AACS)

Degrees build from the top, left entry (the Foundational EST & P degree) to the right (Advanced Study Degrees) and downward (Applied Study Degrees). The upper row lists the three Foundational Degrees; the Advanced Study Degrees (second and third columns) build directly from the degrees immediately to their left. The lower row lists  the Applied Study Degrees, which are constructed directly from the Foundational Degrees immediately above them.