Carnegie Mellon University

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Dual Master Degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Engineering & Technology Innovation Management (E&TIM)

The E&TIM Masters program trains future engineering leaders by providing frameworks to lead, foster and manage technical innovation. The Practicum-Option Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program may be combined with the E&TIM program to form a 2-year dual master program that encompasses two highly interdisciplinary and innovative fields in a complementary fashion.

Practicum-Option Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Building upon the success in education and placement of the BME undergraduate double major program, this course-based Practicum-Option Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program is particularly appealing to students of traditional engineering or basic sciences backgrounds who wish to develop a career in biomedical engineering. Students interested in entering medical or graduate schools may also find the program useful for building up the knowledge and credential. This program combines coursework and practical training over a period of 9-12 months of full-time residence.

Research-Option Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

The Research-Option Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering facilitates a career that requires a combination of advanced knowledge and basic research skills, e.g. member of R&D teams in academic or industrial institutions. In addition, the typical 18-24 month time frame is highly compatible with the application cycle of a M.D., D.M.D., or a wide range of biomedical Ph.D. programs.

Biomedical Engineering—Ph.D.

In this program, students are prepared for careers as independent researchers in the academic, clinical, industrial and governmental sectors of the biotechnology and health care fields. Students perform original research under the guidance of a BME faculty member that leads to novel and significant contributions in one or more of the following subfields of biomedical engineering: bioimaging, biomechanics mechatronics, biomaterials and regenerative medicine, and cellular and molecular biotechnology. Students applying to this program should have a substantial life sciences background via coursework or research experiences. The requirements are flexible, allowing the student to develop a program that is best suited to his or her own background and career goals. Completion of the Ph.D. usually takes four to five years for those students entering with bachelor’s-level preparation and three to four years for those entering with master’s-level preparation.

Biomedical Engineering [with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine]—M.D./Ph.D.

This NIH-supported Medical Scientist Training Program gives selected medical students the opportunity to receive both the M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. The aim is to educate physician-engineers who can blend both research and clinical perspectives as they contribute to biomedical advances. Prospective students should apply directly to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Accepted students enter Ph.D. studies after their second year of medical school at the University of Pittsburgh and satisfy the same degree requirements as Ph.D. students entering with master’s-level preparation. Completion of the Ph.D. portion of the program is targeted at three years of full-time study.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Chemical Engineering—M.Ch.E
The Master of Chemical Engineering (M.Ch.E.) is a coursework-only degree signifying that the recipient has learned fundamental chemical engineering principles forming the foundation of analysis. The degree requirements include electives that allow students to take several breadth/depth/skill courses to complement the core knowledge. These electives are essentially free electives so the student can study alternative topics such as business, finance, entrepreneurship, or take more science or engineering.

Chemical Engineering—M.S.Ch.E.
The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (M.S. with project report) degree signifies that the student has learned the fundamental principles of chemical engineering and has completed a research project requiring both significant work under the supervision of a project advisor and production of a brief written description of it.

Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces—M.S.C.P.S.

This program focuses on the engineering of complex fluids, which consist of nanoparticles (colloids), macromolecules and interfaces. Topics are relevant to industrial technology and the manufacture of products based on complex fluids; examples include pharmaceuticals, coatings and paint, cosmetics, surfactant-based products and biotech materials. The program can be completed in nine months with coursework only, or in 1.5 years with a research project. The MSCPS can also be combined with masters programs in Chemical Engineering.
Chemical Engineering—Ph.D.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is the highest academic degree awarded by any university. Students pursuing the PhD in chemical engineering become independent researchers equipped to apply chemical engineering principles as well as advanced analytical and experimental techniques to the solution of open-ended research problems. The education and training prepare students for academic, industrial, and governmental research careers.

CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Advanced Infrastructure Systems – M.S.
The Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS) education and research area focuses on the application and exploration of emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve the design, construction and operations of infrastructure systems including: buildings and other facilities; transportation infrastructure; telecommunications networks; environmental systems; and the electric power grid.

Civil Engineering – M.S.

The MS in Civil Engineering is appropriate for students intending professional practice, and particularly those planning on obtaining a Professional Engineering license, in Civil Engineering. A candidate for this degree must be a graduate of an accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum or equivalent. Students who hold an undergraduate degree outside of engineering will also be considered, but will be required to take basic undergraduate engineering makeup courses as specified by the department.

Civil and Environmental Engineering – M.S.

The standard title of the MS degree awarded to candidates in Civil and Environmental Engineering is the MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Computational Mechanics – M.S.

The MS in Computational Mechanics is appropriate for students with a degree outside of engineering who are interested in advanced study in mechanics, materials and computing. Candidates with engineering degrees will also be considered.
Environmental Engineering – M.S.
The Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Science (EESS) education and research area focuses on air quality, water quality, remediation, industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, energy, and nanotechnology to provide skills, analysis tools, and technologies to meet environmental stewardship and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century.

Environmental Management and Science – M.S.

The MS in Environmental Management and Science is appropriate for students with a degree outside of engineering who are interested in advanced study in environmental engineering, science and management. Candidates with engineering degrees will also be considered.
Architecture–Engineering Construction Management [joint degree through Architecture]—M.S.
The Architecture-Engineering Construction Management (AECM) program is an interdisciplinary degree administered by the School of Architecture and involving studies in both Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Applications to the AECM program are submitted through the School of Architecture.

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administration [dual degree with Tepper]—M.S./MBA

This dual program offers students the opportunity to develop technical and managerial skills in the management of civil and environmental organizations, projects and systems, as well as business management.
Energy Science, Technology, and Policy [joint degree through ESTP]—M.S.                                                                                                                                                                
The Carnegie Mellon Energy Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP) program offers a professional master's for students who seek a distinctive M.S. degree based in engineering, aligned with new discoveries in science, attuned to sustainability and the environment, and informed by economics and public policy. The program is a partnership with Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Applications to the ESTP program are submitted through the program's website. 
Mechanics, Materials and Computing (MMC) - M.S.
The Mechanics, Materials and Computing (MMC) education and research area focuses on the scientific understanding and practical application of the emergent complex behavior of materials through computer simulation techniques for the analysis of the deformation, flow and failure of natural and engineered materials.

Civil and Environmental Engineering/Engineering and Public Policy [joint degree with EPP]—Ph.D.

This program is administered jointly with the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. Students must fulfill all of the Ph.D. requirements of both departments.

Engineering and Technology Innovation Management [dual degree with E&TIM]—M.S.

The M.S. (CEE/E&TIM) program is a two-year dual degree program offering the traditional CEE program along with the fundamentals of innovation management and value creation.  It is appropriate for those who aspire to lead technology development and engineering, create new technology-enabled ventures, develop business technology strategies, or design policies to encourage technological innovation.
Advanced Infrastructure Systems – Ph.D.
The PhD in Advanced Infrastructure Systems is intended for students desiring advanced studies in this area who do not have an undergraduate engineering degree. The candidate may be a graduate in engineering or other disciplines.
Civil Engineering – Ph.D
The PhD in Civil Engineering is appropriate for students intending professional practice, and particularly those planning on obtaining a Professional Engineering license, in Civil Engineering. A candidate for this degree must be a graduate of an accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum or equivalent. Students who hold an undergraduate degree outside of engineering will also be considered, but will be required to take basic undergraduate engineering makeup courses as specified by the department.
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Engineering and Public Policy – Ph.D.
This is a PhD program administered jointly with the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. The candidate must pass the qualifying examination approved by both departments.
Computational Mechanics – Ph.D
The PhD in Computational Mechanics is intended for students desiring advanced studies in mechanics, materials and computing who do not have an undergraduate engineering degree. The candidate may be a graduate in engineering or other disciplines.
Environmental Engineering – Ph.D
The PhD in Environmental Engineering is intended for students whose curriculum focuses strongly on environmental engineering. A candidate for this degree must be a graduate of an accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum or equivalent. A candidate for this degree must be a graduate of an accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum or equivalent. Students who hold an undergraduate degree outside of engineering will also be considered, but will be required to take basic undergraduate engineering makeup courses as specified by the department.
Environmental Management and Science – Ph.D
The PhD in Environmental Management and Science is intended for students desiring advanced studies in this area  who do not have an undergraduate engineering degree. The candidate may be a graduate in engineering or other disciplines.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Electrical and Computer Engineering—M.S.

The Professional M.S. and Integrated M.S./B.S. (IMB) programs are more course-intensive than the research-oriented programs. The Professional M.S. Program is for students who already have a B.S. and are interested in further professional development. Undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon can obtain an M.S. simultaneously with their B.S. through the IMB Program.

Electrical and Computer Engineering—Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary research, a systems-level approach and close ties to industry all work together to yield relevant and timely research in the ECE department. Areas of research within the department include computer systems and computer security, data storage systems, electronic design automation and manufacturing, embedded systems, microelectromechanical systems, biotechnology and networking. All full-time Ph.D. students engage in research under faculty guidance. This degree is offered in both Pittsburgh and Portugal.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING SILICON VALLEY

Electrical and Computer Engineering Silicon Valley—M.S.

The Professional M.S. and Integrated M.S./B.S. (IMB) programs are more course-intensive than the research-oriented programs. The Professional M.S. Program is for students who already have a B.S. and are interested in further professional development. Undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon can obtain an M.S. simultaneously with their B.S. through the IMB Program.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Silicon Valley—Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary research, a systems-level approach and close ties to industry all work together to yield relevant and timely research in the ECE department. Areas of research within the department include computer systems and computer security, data storage systems, electronic design automation and manufacturing, embedded systems, microelectromechanical systems, biotechnology and networking. All full-time Ph.D. students engage in research under faculty guidance. This degree is offered in both Pittsburgh and Portugal.

ENERGY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & POLICY

Energy Science, Technology, and Policy (EST&P)—M.S.
The Energy Science, Technology and Policy program offers two interdisciplinary professional M.S. degree options for students who seek a distinctive engineering degree that will position graduates to develop creative and sustainable solutions to solve world-wide energy science and technology problems from harvesting and conversion of energy to distribution, demand and usage with attention to policy and economics.  Both interdisciplinary degrees can be customized to align with your personal and professional goals. The four energy core (mini)-courses are the foundation of the EST&P program. Within your chosen disciplinary concentration you select among pre-approved energy courses offered by one of the six College of Engineering departments that are partners with the EST&P program.  Breadth elective courses shape your degree by taking relevant graduate classes in the College of Engineering, and as appropriate classes from other CMU colleges and degree programs.  As an EST&P graduate you will be prepared to pursue a position of responsibility and leadership in one of the many energy-related markets including: traditional utility companies and energy suppliers, alternative and renewable energy companies, power generation and distribution equipment companies, energy intensive manufacturing and operating companies, consulting companies, NGOs, non-profits, government, and academic institutions.  The EST&P degree is completed in two full-time semesters.

Energy Science, Technology, and Policy-Applied Studies (EST&P AS)—M.S.
The Energy Science, Technology and Policy program offers two interdisciplinary professional M.S. degree options for students who seek a distinctive engineering degree that will position graduates to develop creative and sustainable solutions to solve world-wide energy science and technology problems from harvesting and conversion of energy to distribution, demand and usage with attention to policy and economics.   Both interdisciplinary degrees can be customized to align with your personal and professional goals. The four energy core (mini)-courses are the foundation of the EST&P program. Within your chosen disciplinary concentration you select among pre-approved energy courses offered by one of the six College of Engineering departments that are partners with the EST&P program.  Breadth elective courses shape your degree by taking relevant graduate classes in the College of Engineering, and as appropriate classes from other CMU colleges and degree programs.  The EST&P-AS degree is completed in three full-time semesters which requires additional units of master’s project coursework.  EST&P-AS provides the opportunity for professional activity experiences including supervised project work or internships.

ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC POLICY

Engineering and Public Policy—M.S., Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program has a very strong research orientation, with students beginning their research soon after entering the department. This program prepares students with backgrounds in engineering, science or mathematics for research careers that address problems in technology and public policy—especially in energy and environmental systems, ICT and telecommunications policy, risk analysis and communication, the management of technical innovation and R&D policy, and managing the risks of terror and weapons of mass destructions. Except in special circumstances, EPP does not admit terminal M.S. students. Joint degrees with other engineering departments may also be pursued once the student has enrolled at CMU. The PhD degree is offered in both Pittsburgh and Portugal.

ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

Engineering and Technology Innovation Management—M.S.

E&TIM is a professional, interdisciplinary program for candidates with substantial science or engineering backgrounds. The program offers the fundamentals of innovation management and value creation, while providing additional technical education. It is appropriate for those who aspire to lead technology development and engineering, create new technology-enabled ventures, develop business technology strategies, or design policies to encourage technological innovation. The E&TIM M.S. features a unique spring semester start and a required summer internship as part of the curriculum. The program can be completed in one year for full-time students; a two-year part-time option is also available for local students.
Engineering and Technology Innovation Management—Dual M.S.
For applicants interested in pursing an M.S. degree in a traditional engineering field while additionally pursuing an E&TIM M.S., a full-time, two-year dual degree option is available. The following traditional engineering programs at Carnegie Mellon University are offered as E&TIM Dual Degree options:
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.B.M.E.)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (M.Ch.E)
  • Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S. Program)
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Professional M.S. Program)
  • Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (Course Option)
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Course Work Option)

Engineering and Technology Innovation Management–Pittsburgh/Silicon Valley Bicoastal M.S.

The E&TIM Bicoastal M.S. program combines Pittsburgh campus courses with a Silicon Valley experience and builds on the strengths of the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus elective offerings, such as software engineering and software management courses. Full-time E&TIM bicoastal program candidates spend the spring semester at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the fall semester at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California, with a professional internship midway through the program.

INFORMATION NETWORKING INSTITUTE

Pittsburgh–Silicon Valley Mobility and Information Security Programs
  • Bicoastal Mobility Program
  • Bicoastal Information Security Program
Students in the bicoastal mobility and information security programs divide their studies between Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses. Combining the rich, academic setting of main campus with hands-on industry experience in the heart of Silicon Valley, bicoastal students have the best of both worlds. Students spend the first two semesters of the program in Pittsburgh, and complete their studies in Silicon Valley. By participating in hackathons, working alongside industry in the practicum project and networking with leaders in the field, bicoastal students gain unparalleled exposure in the nation's top tech hub.

Pittsburgh M.S. in Information Networking (MSIN)
The MSIN degree provides an advanced, specialized curriculum combining computer science, electrical and computer engineering, software engineering, and information systems while incorporating business and policy perspectives. It is ideally suited for computer science and electrical and computer engineering graduates.  With access to courses in four world-renowned colleges, opportunities for research/development projects, and the chance to immerse themselves in campus life, students enjoy a rich Carnegie Mellon experience.



Pittsburgh M.S. in Information Security (MSIS)
The MSIS program offers a technical focus in security and computer systems, further developed through research opportunities. Graduates may pursue doctoral degrees or obtain positions as security experts equipped to manage the emerging complexities associated with securing data, networks, and systems. The program is ideally suited for computer science and electrical and computer engineering students. This program meets the criteria for the NSF-funded CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service Program (SFS) 

Integrated Master’s Programs (MSIN and MSIS)
Highly-qualified Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students are eligible to add a fifth year to a customized undergraduate curriculum leading to the Master of Science in Information Networking (MSIN) or Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS). The integrated master's programs afford eligible students the opportunity to smoothly transition from undergraduate to postgraduate work at Carnegie Mellon.


Cyber Forensics and Incident Response (CyFIR) Track
The CyFIR track prepares students in information security and digital investigations through a skill-based curriculum using state-of-the-art software. The track is open to students in Pittsburgh and is taught by instructors from the CERT Division at Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute. The CERT Division is well known for having the first computer security incident response team, called the CERT Coordination Center.

Kobe M.S. in Information Technology-Information Security (MSIT-IS) Dual Degree
In collaboration with the University of Hyogo in Kobe, Japan, the INI offers a two-year, dual-degree program. The program prepares students to become leaders in information security by blending education in information security technology, business management and policy, in addition to providing a unique cultural perspective.

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Materials Science and Engineering—M.S.

The M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is a coursework-based degree that provides an advanced foundational education to professionals interested in careers in MSE. Materials Science and Engineering is an engineering discipline that applies the tools of basic and applied sciences and engineering to the manufacture and application of materials and devices. Graduates of the MSE department are pursuing careers in companies, national laboratories, and universities in an expanding spectrum of technical endeavors, ranging from health and biotechnology to energy production, transmission, and utilization to manufacturing and materials production to information technologies.

Materials Science—M.S.

The M.S. in Materials Science (MS) degree combines both coursework and research to provide an advanced foundational education to professionals interested in research careers in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). MSE is an engineering discipline that applies the tools of basic and applied sciences and engineering to the manufacture and application of materials and devices. Research and development in MSE is carried out in an expanding spectrum of technical areas by companies, national laboratories, and universities, areas ranging from health and biotechnology to energy production, transmission, and utilization to manufacturing and materials production to information technologies. Because MSE is an extremely interdisciplinary field, our M.S. in MS degree provides the foundation at the graduate level of all MSE activities in coursework, while allowing for flexibility in individual research interests: students can pursue research with over 40 MSE affiliated faculty. The M.S. in MS degree is well suited to include projects involving industrial interactions and/or interdisciplinary work.

Materials Science and Engineering—Ph.D.

The Doctoral degree emphasizes the creation of new knowledge through extensive independent research, the interpretation of phenomena revealed by research, and the extraction of general principles upon which predictions can be made. In the MSE department, doctoral research can be conducted in a range of areas, including nanomaterials, biomaterials, materials for energy applications, metals, ceramics, electronic materials, and magnetic materials. Each Doctoral student's research is guided by a faculty advisor and a dissertation committee with milestones that allow graduation in four years or less. The milestones and expectations for doctoral students are described on the website.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Master of Science in Computational Design and Manufacturing – M.S.

This new innovative program is intended for students who have a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and desire to advance their careers by acquiring problem-solving skills with modern computational engineering tools such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). Students will sharpen their skills by learning the theories and applications of computational design and manufacturing methods through a balance of course and project work. The project work provides students with practical problem-solving experiences through the use of commercial computational tools or the development of their own custom software.

Mechanical Engineering/Course Work Option—M.S.

This option consists primarily of graduate-level course work undertaken over two semesters, allowing a student to move quickly toward pursuing a Ph.D. or employment in industry. The intense program is designed to hone professional skills and talents. Up to 12 units of research credit and/or supervised reading credit can be earned under faculty supervision as an option for this degree.

Mechanical Engineering Research Option—M.S.

This option consists of a mix of course work and independent research. Course requirements for the project option are slightly more flexible than those for the course work option to allow for a more intense research opportunity. The typical time to completion is two years. Academic activity is balanced with hands-on research opportunities to create an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.

Mechanical Engineering—Ph.D.

The student’s research experience forms the core of the Ph.D. program. Research involves active, student-directed inquiry into an engineering problem. Research areas include acoustics and vibrations, controls and robotics, design and manufacturing, solid mechanics and thermal fluids. In addition, newly emerging interests include, but are not limited to, bioengineering, data storage, fuel cells, air quality, robotics and micro/nanoengineering. Much of the research is conducted within the department, but many projects are carried out in collaboration with other departments and centers on campus, as well as with other parts of the university and with close industrial collaborators.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

Master of Information Technology Strategy [with COE, H&SS] - MITS
The Master of Information Technology Strategy (MITS) is a cooperative endeavor of the College of EngineeringSchool of Computer Science (SCS) and the Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS).  The MITS program provides a multidisciplinary education that prepares students to define and conceptualize:
  • the emerging environment of threats caused by cyber operations;
  • opportunities for enhanced information analysis and exploitation;
  • development and management of innovative information technology systems; and
  • decision-making challenges associated with the above.
The program has four areas of concentration: Data Analytics, Politics and Strategy, Information Security, Software and Networked Systems.

Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services [with CFA and Tepper]—MII-PS

The one-year professional degree in integrated innovation is offered by the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon. The Integrated Innovation Institute is a unique academic, research, and executive education entity that is jointly supported by the College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts' School of Design, and the Tepper School of Business. The Master of Integrated Innovation degree focuses on the creation of products, services and interactive experiences that define new product opportunities that exceed user value expectations. The program excels at providing engineers, designers, business students and those in related fields, the skills and knowledge to become elite innovators.
Master of Science in Software Management (MSSM)  [with CFA and Tepper]  - Silicon Valley
The Master of Science in Software Management at Carnegie Mellon University prepares you to be a successful innovator in the software industry.  We teach you the skills necessary to build a career in product management, in managing a software development organization, and for innovating within the enterprise or in your own startup. Like an MBA, this degree gives you the business skills you want.  Unlike an MBA, we've tailored the Software Management degree for people in technical careers, providing the parts of a business education that you need and will use.  Learn more by exploring our full-time and part-time program options as well as reviewing the degree's course descriptions. Phone: 1-844-629-0200

Master of Science in Technology Ventures (MSTV) [with Silicon Valley]
The Master of Science in Technology Ventures (MSTV) degree teaches technologists to launch ventures that solve society’s biggest challenges. Approach problems like an entrepreneur, expand your expertise in emerging technologies and launch an innovative career in Silicon Valley or worldwide.