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.
We encourage prospective students to independently seek outside scholarships and grants, including through the following resources here at Carnegie Mellon University:
- The Student Financial Service's page on the Graduate Financial Aid Process
- The Office of Graduate Education's page on Financial Assistance
- The College of Engineering's section on Financial Support, which includes details on how to find external funding
- The Fellowships and Scholarships Office's page for International & Non-citizen Student Resources, for funding opportunities both at CMU and by other organizations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability.
Learn about what it's like to live in Pittsburgh on the university's website.
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)
Are your degrees considered STEM programs?
Yes, all programs offered at the Integrated Innovation Institute are considered STEM programs. The CIP codes by degree are the following:
Can I receive transfer credit?
Where should I mail my transcripts and other application materials?
Please send all transcripts and application materials to the following address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Integrated Innovation Institute
4612 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Why have my supporting documents not arrived?
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.
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.
Can I apply to more than one graduate program at the Integrated Innovation Institute?
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.