Carnegie Mellon University
Prospective Students

Dear Prospective Graduate Student,

Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with a proud heritage of outstanding graduate and undergraduate education and research. Our vision is that Carnegie Mellon will meet the changing needs of society by building on its traditions of innovation, problem solving and interdisciplinarity. From the arts to technology and humanities and the sciences we reach across boundaries to bring together bright minds to move us forward locally, nationally and globally with creative solutions to worldwide challenges.

Carnegie Mellon is home to excellent faculty and students in our seven schools and colleges: College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Heinz College, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science and the Tepper School of Business and over 100 research centers around the globe.

Because of our interdisciplinary nature, it is sometimes difficult for prospective graduate students to identify the Carnegie Mellon graduate program that would be appropriate for them. In addition to searching for programs through the departmental websites we have several guides which may facilitate your exploration of the degrees and programs offered.

Each program has its own admissions process, including deadlines and requirements, and makes its own arrangements regarding financial support of potential graduate students so please communicate directly with the relevant department regarding admissions.

Please browse our website for more information on Carnegie Mellon's admissions, academics and graduate student programs and services. Since your personal experience and growth are a valuable part of your education at Carnegie Mellon, we invite you to find out about student life including organizations such as the Graduate Student Assembly and opportunities for professional development and creating communities. Discover the benefits Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas have to offer as one of the most livable cities in the United States.

Office of Graduate and Postdoc Affairs

Statement of Assurance

Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status or genetic information. Furthermore Carnegie Mellon does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state or local laws or executive orders.

Inquiries concerning application of and compliance with this statement should be directed to the vice president for campus affairs:

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: 412-268-2056

Annual Safety and Athletics Reports Available

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires institutions of higher education that participate in federal financial aid programs (e.g., federal loan programs, Pell grants, Federal Work-Study) to make available an annual security and fire safety report and an annual equity in athletics report.


As required by law, Carnegie Mellon University’s security and fire safety report describes security, alcohol and drug, sexual assault and fire safety policies, and contains statistics on the number and type of crimes committed on campus and cause of fires in campus residence facilities during the preceding three years. You can obtain a copy by contacting the Carnegie Mellon Police Department at 412-268-6232 or by sending an email. The annual security and fire safety report is also available online.


The equity in athletics report contains information about Carnegie Mellon University’s intercollegiate athletics program, including data regarding sport sponsorship, student-athlete participation, and program revenues and expenses.  A printed copy of the university’s most recent report is available upon request by calling Carnegie Mellon Athletics at 412-268-1236 or by sending an email to Josh Centor.  The information is also available online each November 1.  Upon visiting the site, select “Download Custom Data”, then enter “Carnegie Mellon University” in the “Name of Institution” field, click the “Continue” button at the bottom of the page, and select “Carnegie Mellon University” in the “Institution” column.