Carnegie Mellon University

Applying to ETIM

Applicants can apply for the ETIM program using the online application.

Dual Degree applicants: Dual degree applicants must apply to both the ETIM program and the traditional college of Engineering program to which they are interested. Some application items can be shared between departments.

Application Checklist

The application fee to the Single Degree ETIM program is $65. Application fees can be paid by credit card using the ETIM online application.

You must submit official transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s) and any prior graduate work you’ve done.

For a transcript to be official, it must be sent to the ETIM admissions office by the university where your studies were completed.

If you’re currently enrolled in a degree program that you will not have completed when you submit your application, please submit your current transcript. Then, upon completion of your work, submit a final transcript.

You may expedite the processing of your application by submitting an unofficial copy of your transcript to the admissions office. An unofficial transcript can be submitted in several ways:

  • Upload an electronic copy through the “Academic History” submission option on the online application
  • Email them to: etim@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Mail them to: ETIM Graduate Admissions Office C/O Julie Mull, Hamburg Hall A206, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 USA

If you send unofficial transcripts with your application, we will review them. However, if you’re offered admission, you will need to produce official transcripts prior to enrollment.

Applicants for the ETIM program must take the GRE general test (Graduate Record Examination test administered by ETS), and must request an official GRE score report to be mailed to the E&TIM graduate admissions office. For a score report to be official, it must be sent the E&TIM graduate admissions office by ETS. The GRE codes for E&TIM are -- 1699 (department) and 2074 (institution).

You may expedite the processing of your application by submitting an unofficial copy of your GRE scores to the admissions office. An unofficial score report can be submitted by email (etim@andrew.cmu.edu), or by mail to the ETIM admissions office.

Because of the accelerated nature of the ETIM program, it’s essential that students have a strong command of the English language.

If you’re an international applicant whose first language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by ETS. For your TOEFL score report to be official, it must be sent to the ETIM graduate admissions office by ETS.

The ETIM program requires these minimum TOEFL scores:

  • Total = 100
  • Reading = 25
  • Listening = 25
  • Speaking = 25
  • Writing = 25

 These minimum scores indicate that an applicant has the fundamental building blocks needed for academic tasks and for continued language development once in the program. Previous academic work in the US, or other English-speaking countries is not a sufficient reason to waive the TOEFL requirement, because this does not validate a sufficient level of English mastery.

 Though the TOEFL test is preferred, the ETIM program will also accept official IELTS scores (International English Language Testing System).

 The ETIM program requires these minimum IELTS scores:

 Total = 7

  • Reading = 6
  • Listening = 6
  • Speaking = 6
  • Writing = 6

 The TOEFL and IELTS codes for ETIM are:

  • 69 (department)
  • 2074 (institution)

IELT Test Scores should be sent to:

Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering
431 Hamerschlag Drive
Ansys Hall Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

You may expedite the processing of your application by submitting an unofficial copy of your TOEFL or IELTS scores to the admissions office.

 An unofficial score report can be submitted by:

  • Upload an electronic copy through in the online application
  • Emailing it to: etim@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Mailing it to: ETIM Graduate Admissions Office C/O Julie Mull, Hamburg Hall A206, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 USA

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

Resumes can be submitted by uploading an electronic copy to the Employment submission option on  the ETIM page on the online application.

Essays answer the following questions. Dual degree applicants should address goals for both programs:

  • 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?

Three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted by applicants to the ETIM program. Letters are typically written by professors or work supervisors. At least one of your three recommendations must be from a professional experience and one from a professor at the educational institution last attended. 

For a letter of recommendation to be considered by the ETIM graduate admissions committee, the recommender must complete a recommendation letter form. Letters of recommendation and recommendation letter forms can be submitted in two ways: by email through the ETIM online application (to choose this method, an applicant must apply to the ETIM program with the online application), or by mail, sent to the ETIM admissions office address listed to the right. The ETIM graduate admissions office will accept mailed letters of recommendation sent either by the applicant or directly from the recommender, but in either case the respondent must sign the letter envelope over the sealed flap.

Applicants may supply the admissions committee with any additional information relevant to his or her application. Additional documentation can be submitted in several ways: by uploading an electronic copy to the additional documentation submission option on the Essays page on the online application (to choose this method, an applicant must apply to the ETIM program with the online application), by email (etim@andrew.cmu.edu), or by mail to the ETIM admissions office address listed to the right.