Carnegie Mellon University

Guide to Graduate Degrees & Programs

Because of our interdisciplinary nature, it is sometimes difficult for prospective graduate students to identify the Carnegie Mellon graduate degree/program that would be appropriate for them. The Guide to Graduate Degrees and Programs provides a broad introduction to the academic departments.

The brochures below highlight program opportunities in some of our key areas of research and academics.

1. Energy, Environment, & Sustainability [pdf]

2. Health-Related Fields [pdf]

3. Data Sciences

4. Graduate Intercollegiate Tech-Arts Degrees


All admission processes are handled at the program/department level, so you will find the most up-to-date and program specific information on the individual website for each program through the Guide to Graduate Degrees and Programs. Any program-specific questions should be directed to your program of interest. Many of the departmental websites provide information regarding the application process, deadlines and the specifics of the academic programs under a “Prospective Student” section so it is highly recommended that you look at this information. You may also find responses to common application questions under an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section under Application/Admissions.

Global Presence

Carnegie Mellon is increasing its global partnerships with branch campuses and collaborative international programs. We encourage you to explore graduate degree programs at all of our locations to find the best fit to meet your goals.

Guide to Graduate Degrees and Programs

College of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Energy Science, Technology and Policy
  • Engineering and Public Policy
  • Engineering & Technology Innovation Management
  • Information Networking Institute
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • CIT Interdisciplinary Programs

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Software Management

College of Fine Arts (CFA)

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Music
  • CFA Interdisciplinary Programs

Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences (DC)

  • Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
  • English
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social and Decision Sciences
  • Statistics & Data Science

H. John Heinz III College (Heinz)

  • Information Systems & Management
  • Information Security Policy & Management
  • Public Policy & Management
  • Arts Management
  • Entertainment Industry Management
  • Health Care Policy & Management
  • Biotechnology & Management
  • Medical Management

Mellon College of Science (MCS)

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics

School of Computer Science (SCS)

  • Computer Science
  • Entertainment Technology Center
  • Human-Computer Interaction Institute
  • Institute for Software Research
  • Computational Biology Department
  • Language Technologies Institute
  • Machine Learning Department
  • Robotics Institute

Tepper School of Business (Tepper)

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Computational Finance
  • Doctoral Program

University-Level Programs

  • Entertainment Technology Center
  • Integrated Innovation Institute
  • Program In Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER)