Fall Application
Classes begin August 2019

All application materials must be completed by the dates below:
Open Date
October 1, 2018
Ph.D. and M.S. Early Review
December 15, 2018
Ph.D. Submission Deadline
December 31, 2018
M.S. Submission Deadline
January 15, 2018
Applications will be processed by Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering On-line Application Management.
Please Select PhD or MS in ECE - Pittsburgh/Thailand Dual Degree to apply for our programs.
Spring Application
Classes begin January 2020
Open Date
August 1, 2019
Submission Deadline
September 15, 2019


Students will apply directly with Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering Application Management System.
Please Select PhD or MS in ECE - Pittsburgh/Thailand to apply for our programs.

A complete application consists of:
Application Form
- Statement of purpose
- Three recommendation letters (online submissions)
- Transcripts
- GRE General TestTOEFL (preferred) or IELTS
- Application fee ($70)

GRE test

The GRE General Test is required of all applicants.

TOEFL test

All international applicants whose “native” language is not English must take the TOEFL Exam. A minimum overall score of 84, with minimum sub-scores of IBT-R 22, IBT-L 22, IBT-S 18, and IBT-W 22 are required. The scores must be received by the application deadline for the semester in which students are applying. The TOEFL is not required if the applicant will have graduated from a U.S. university by the time of enrollment, or if the applicant is a CMU student or alum.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is awarded upon admission in the form of research assistantships based upon university resources and available openings. If available, financial aid is awarded for both the fall and spring semesters. There is not a special financial aid form.

Virtually all graduate students in our research intensive Ph.D. program receive financial aid, in the form of fellowships, that cover tuition, fees, and reasonable living expenses for the entire year. Thus, students can concentrate on course work and research without financial concerns or interruptions. All applicants are considered for financial aid. No special form is required. All full-time students in the Ph.D. program engage in research under faculty guidance.

Students in M.S. program are also eligible to receive scholarships that cover only tuition. Students in M.S. program are primarily self-supported, but may be eligible to receive partial financial support in the form of hourly wages to support the teaching and research missions of the university. Only students in the Ph.D. program can be considered for financial support in the form of tuition and stipend.

Application Fee

Please note that a non-refundable application fee of $70 is required of all applicants and only those applications received with the fee will be processed. Applications received without the fee will not be processed and the application fee cannot be waived.

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