Carnegie Mellon University

Honorary Degrees

An honorary degree is one of the highest distinctions the university bestows upon an individual, and awarding them is a long-standing tradition. Honorary degree recipients are an inspiration to the Carnegie Mellon community. The tradition reinforces the significance of the university in the world and honors those who have made an impact in the arts, business, computer science, engineering, humanities, policy, sciences or social sciences.

Each year, students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited and encouraged to nominate candidates to be considered as recipients of honorary degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.