Carnegie Mellon University

Applying to MS in EPP

Applicants can apply for the MS in EPP program using the online application.

Applying to the Integrated BS/MS in EPP uses a separate application process. Please see here for more information

Application Checklist

Please note that for the 2024 application cycle, the application fee is waived.

The application fee to the MS in EPP program is $75.  Application fees can be paid by credit card using the EPP online application. Application fees cannot be received by bank wire.

Applicants must submit official transcripts from both undergraduate institutions and any previous graduate work. For a transcript to be official, it must be sent to the EPP admissions office by the university where the studies were completed. If you are currently enrolled in a degree program that you have not completed at the time you submit your application, please submit your current transcript. An additional (final) transcript must be submitted upon completion of your work.

You should expedite the processing of your application by submitting an unofficial copy of your transcript to the admissions office. An unofficial transcript can be submitted by uploading an electronic copy through the Academic History submission option on the online application.

If you upload unofficial transcripts with your application, we will review it. However, if you are offered admission, you will need to produce official transcripts prior to enrollment.

(Note: GRE scores are being waived for application cycle Fall 2024)

The GRE Codes for EPP are -- 1699 for the department and 2074 for the institution. Note: when selecting the Department Code, do not enter the number first. Type the NAME "Engineering" and scroll down to select "Engineering Other". 

Because of the accelerated nature of the MS in EPP program, it is essential that students have a strong command of the English language. Whether you are an international or domestic applicant, you are required to take the TOEFL (or Duolingo, or IELTS) if English is not your native language and you have not previously received a four-year degree from a U.S. university. Carnegie Mellon prefers TOEFL scores above 102, scores for Duolingo 120/160 and above, and scores for IELTS above 7.5. If your scores are below these, we may also opt to call you to evaluate your English further. 

The TOEFL code for EPP is 69 for the department and 2074 for the institution.
When prompted to choose a department, please choose “Graduate,” not “Graduate Management.”

Students who have sufficient language skills to begin academic work can take advantage of training in advanced academic English and cultural skills provided by CMU’s Intercultural Communication Center (ICC). Students are strongly encouraged to attend an ICC Language Support Orientation session when they first arrive to better understand if language work is appropriate for their success.

For international students only

If admitted, you will be required to submit an official document to Carnegie Mellon's Office of International Education as proof of funding in order to obtain immigration paperwork.

Applicants to the MS in EPP program must submit an updated resume describing the applicant’s educational and professional background. Resumes can be submitted with the application.

Questions for all graduate program applicants:

Responses to these questions can be between 200 and 400 words

  1. Describe any challenges, barriers, or uncertainties you have faced, how you overcame them, and what you learned from them.
  2. What will be the biggest challenge for you in graduate school? What strengths do you bring with you?
  3. Describe how your previous experiences have prepared you for graduate study in this program. In particular, draw from previous research, project, or work experiences.
  4. What are your expectations of the graduate program to which you are applying (MS or PhD) and how will that program help you to achieve your immediate and long-term career objectives?
  5. The College of Engineering at CMU values excellence, innovation, being genuine, diversity, respect for others, integrity, trusting, and being trustworthy. Within the context of your experiences, how would you contribute to these values within our community?

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

For a letter of recommendation to be considered by the EPP graduate admissions committee, the recommender must complete a recommendation letter formPlease see the application for more details.

Financial aid opportunities are discussed here.

EPP Graduate Application Support Program (GrASP)

We are a volunteer group of current EPP graduate students interested in helping prospective EPP applicants navigate the application process. We recognize that the process could be daunting and we are hoping to help answer any questions you might have and connect you with any resources that are available on campus to support you through the application process. 

We offer our services to all who are interested, regardless of race, ethnicity or background, but our mission is to increase the diversity of the student body.

Please sign up using THIS Google form. If you have any specific requests about what you would like to get out of the mentorship program, the type of students (research interests, demographics, or any other characteristics) you would like to be paired with, please include that in the comment section of the google form and we will do our best to accommodate those requests.