Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Prepare for Graduate School

While applying for our programs, we encourage you to consider other important factors, including financial aid, housing and insurance.

Funding & Costs

As self-funded master's programs, all enrolled students or their employers are responsible for paying full tuition and expenses. 


For tuition costs for each program, please visit our degree pages: MIIPSMSSM, and MSTV.

For more on tuition and other fees assessed by the university, please visit CMU's HUB website and Silicon Valley campus website for information specific to California state residents.

Financial Assistance

We encourage prospective students to independently seek outside scholarships and grants, including through the following resources here at Carnegie Mellon University:

Please note that CMU does not offer teaching or research assistantships for master's programs.


Limited campus housing is available to graduate students at the Pittsburgh campus only. Email Housing Services at to inquire about availability.

Learn about what it's like to live in Pittsburgh on the university's website.

Health Insurance

As a full-time student, you are required to prove adequate health insurance. Insurance plans 
must be employer or government-sponsored group programs and meet certain 
minimum standards for coverage. Visit CMU's Student Health Service website for more on health care and medical insurance for graduate students and their families.

Student Consumer Information

Carnegie Mellon University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Visit CMU's Consumer Information page for more about the university's accreditation and state authorizations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, all programs offered at the Integrated Innovation Institute are considered STEM programs.  The CIP codes by degree are the following:

MSTV 52.0701
MIIPS 15.1502
MSSM 14.0903
The Integrated Innovation Institute does not accept transfer credit for courses completed from other CMU departments or any other institutions.

Please send all transcripts and application materials to the following address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Integrated Innovation Institute
4612 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

There are many possible reasons why your supporting documents are not showing as received on your online application. To ensure your documents arrive by our admissions deadline, please make sure you consider the following:


Please allow 3-4 weeks for your application materials to be processed. We receive a large volume of mail around application deadlines. As we review and process your supporting documents, your status will be updated in our online application system.

Missing Information

Many application materials arrive missing information. Be sure to check with your issuing institutions and test centers to ensure that all required documents have been sent to us. Visit our Admissions page for more information about required materials.

It is strongly discouraged that you apply to more than one program within the Integrated Innovation Institute.  We encourage our students to attend information sessions and speak with the admissions office to learn more about the details of each of our programs.