Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate requirements

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


Degree Requirements BS/MS (IMB) Professional MS PhD/MS PhD
All Entry CMU undergraduate with 3.0 GPA BS Degree BS Degree MS Degree
MS Courses Yes Yes Optional
Report Optional
PhD Courses 8 4 (external MS) or 8 (CMU MS)
Breadth requirements Yes Yes
Graduate Progress Review Yes Yes
Qualifying Examination Within 5 semesters Within 5 semesters
Prospectus Yes Yes
Teaching internship Yes Yes
Thesis and defense Yes Yes