Students will apply directly with Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering Application Management System.
A complete application consists of:
Students have the option to either upload their statement of purpose and resume or enter them directly into the online application as text.
Once students access the online application, students will be required to enter the names, titles, and email addresses of their three recommenders. Their recommenders will then receive a link to the online recommendation form. All recommendations must be completed online. Any hard copy letters mailed to the ECE Admissions Office will be discarded.
Unofficial transcripts and score reports must be uploaded to the online application. This is what the Admissions Committee will use for reviewing purposes. The ECE Admissions Office will only require an official hard copy of your transcript if you are admitted and decide to accept your offer of admission. In order for transcripts to be considered official, they must be received directly from the university in a signed and sealed envelope.
In an effort to accommodate students during this challenging time, the GRE test is optional for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 admission.
All international applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL (preferred) or IELTS Exam.
For the Spring 2022 admissions cycle, we will accept the online Duolingo English Test (DET). A minimum overall score of 105 is required, with minimum sub-scores of Literacy-105, Comprehension-115, Production-70, Conversation-95.
Financial aid is awarded upon admission in the form of research assistantships based on university resources and available openings. If available, financial aid is awarded for both the fall and spring semesters.
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 coursework 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 our M.S. program are also eligible to receive scholarships that cover only tuition. Students in the 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.
Please note that a non-refundable application fee of $75 is required of all applicants. Applications will not be processed until payment is received and the application fee cannot be waived.