Carnegie Mellon University

Project report

The MS in ECE Project Report option is only available to students in the ECE Ph.D. program. Under this option, students have the opportunity to use more research credit towards their MS (a total of 36 units of 18990) in exchange for the completion of an MS project report.


In order to pursue the MS in ECE Project Report, students must complete a  Request for MS form, including the MS title and the name of a second reader (who must be an ECE faculty member). Please submit the completed form with all needed endorsements to the appropriate Ph.D. Academic Program Advisor:

Pittsburgh-based students and dual-degree programs

Once your request has been approved, the student will be responsible for picking up the MS-related paperwork; obtaining necessary endorsements of the faculty advisor and second reader; and returning the paperwork to the appropriate Ph.D. Academic Advisor (Nathan or Brittany).  Once the report has been approved by the student's advisor and second reader, the student must send the Ph.D. Academic Advisor an electronic copy of the report.


Students earning the MS degree along the way to the Ph.D. degree can expect to receive the diploma in one of the following scenarios:

  • If earning the MS degree during the Spring semester a given academic year, the student may participate in ECE's May commencement ceremony to receive diploma in person.  Participation in the commencement ceremony is optional, and diplomas not distributed at the commencement ceremony will be mailed to the student shortly thereafter.
  • If earning the MS degree in the Summer or Fall semester of a given academic year, the student will be mailed his/her diploma to the diploma delivery address provided in SIO.

Report format

If you are leaving Carnegie Mellon

  • Submit permanent contact information to the appropriate Ph.D. Academic Program Advisor (Nathan)
  • Return any office or lab keys to the appropriate office
  • Empty and clean out desk and/or office
  • Cancel health insurance
  • Clear any outstanding balances with the cashier