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.


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 & 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
  • COE Interdisciplinary Programs
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Software Management
  • Bicoastal Programs

College of Fine Arts (CFA)

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

Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences (DC)

  • English
  • History
  • Institute for Politics and Strategy
  • Modern Languages
  • Neuroscience Institute 
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social and Decision Sciences
  • Statistics & Data Science

Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy (Heinz College)

  • Arts Management
  • Business Intelligence & Data Analytics
  • Entertainment Industry Management
  • Health Care Analytics
  • Health Care Analytics & IT
  • Health Care Policy & Management
  • Information Security & Assurance
  • Information Security Policy & Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Technology (part-time)
  • Information Technology Management
  • Medical Managment
  • Public Management
  • Public Managment (part-time)
  • Public Policy & Data Analytics
  • Public Policy & Management
  • Public Policy & Managment - Data Analytics
  • Public Policy in Washington, DC
  • Software Design & Managment

Mellon College of Science (MCS)

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics

School of Computer Science (SCS)

  • Computer Science
  • 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 Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Product Management
  • Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services
  • Master of Science in Computational Finance
  • MBA Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • MBA and Juris Doctorate Law
  • MBA and Software Engineering
Doctoral Programs
  • Accounting
  • Business Technologies
  • Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Economics and Public Policy

University-Level Programs

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