Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate requirements

Admission requirements for each of the programs and degrees are mapped below.


Degree Requirements B.S./M.S. (IMB) Professional M.S. Ph.D./M.S. Ph.D.
All Entry CMU undergraduate with 3.0 GPA B.S. Degree B.S. Degree M.S. Degree
M.S. Courses Yes Yes Optional
Report Optional
Ph.D. Courses 8 4 (external M.S.) or 8 (CMU M.S.)
Breadth requirement Yes Yes
Graduate progress review Yes Yes
Qualifying examinations Within 5 semesters Within 5 semesters
Prospectus Yes Yes
Teaching internship Yes Yes
Thesis and defense Yes Yes