Carnegie Mellon University

Applying to the Dual Degree Program

Applicants interested in the E&TIM Dual Degree program must apply to, and be accepted by, both the E&TIM MS program and the traditional engineering program of their chosen focus. This requires the submission of a complete application package to both programs. Some application items can be shared between departments—see the "Dual Degree Application Checklist" below for further details.

The following Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering programs are eligible to be coupled with the E&TIM MS program for a dual degree:

Dual Degree Application Checklist

Please use the following checklist to ensure that a complete application package is submitted between E&TIM and the qualifying College of Engineering department to which you are interested in applying. Please notify the etim@andrew.cmu.edu email address to inform the admissions office of any items which should be obtained from the traditional engineering department as part of your application to the dual degree program. Since the dual degree program is administered between several departments in the College of Engineering, the applicant is responsible for verifying that applications submitted to the traditional department as well as to E&TIM are complete.

The following items are required by E&TIM as part of a Dual Degree application package. Items marked with a * can be submitted once and reviewed by both programs.

Application forms for ETIM/Biomedical, ETIM/Chemical, ETIM/Civil, ETIM/Materials, or ETIM/Mechanical Dual Degree Engineering programs are submitted through the joint online application form. To ensure that both programs are notified of your application to the Dual Degree program, follow the explicit instructions listed there.

Application forms for ETIM/Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) must be submitted separately. Applicants should indicate interest in the Dual Degree program on both forms: 
E&TIM application
ECE application
E&TIM requires at least one of these letters to be from a professional reference; if only academic references are sent as part of your application to the traditional engineering department, E&TIM requires at least one additional letter to be provided from a professional reference.
E&TIM will consider the acceptance of official GRE scores sent to the traditional engineering program’s admissions office as part of a complete E&TIM application package.
E&TIM will consider the acceptance of official TOEFL (or IELTS) scores sent to the traditional engineering program’s admissions office as part of a complete E&TIM application package.

Applicants to the E&TIM program must submit an updated resume describing the applicant’s educational and professional background.

Resumes can be submitted in several ways: by uploading an electronic copy to the resume submission option on the E&TIM page on the online application, by email (etim@andrew.cmu.edu).

Applicant essays should answer the following questions, addressing interest in both degrees:

  • Other than reputation, what most interests you about attending this graduate program in the College of Engineering at CMU?
  • What are your goals after you complete your degree, and how will our graduate program help you achieve your immediate and longer-term future career objectives?
  • What specific research is of interest to you and how would our program enable you to pursue your goals?
  • Describe how your work, research, educational or other life experiences have prepared you for graduate study in this program?
E&TIM will consider the acceptance of official transcripts sent to the traditional engineering program’s admissions office as part of a complete E&TIM application package.