To apply for admission in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:
Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission for more information.
For additional information, email us.
Most applications are due by the following dates:
Please review the Graduate Application Deadlines section to view the full application periods for each program.
The GRE General Test is required of all applicants.
A minimum of an overall score of 84 on the TOEFL test is required of all international applicants whose “native” language is not English. 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 has graduated from a U.S. university, or if the applicant is a CMU student or alum.
Financial aid is awarded upon admission in the form of research assistantships based upon departmental 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 the 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 the Professional M.S. program are ineligible to receive departmental fellowships that cover tuition and living expenses. Students in this course-intensive 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 department. Students in the Professional M.S. program must complete at least two academic semesters before they may be admitted into the Ph.D. program. Only students in the Ph.D. program can be considered for departmental financial support in the form of tuition and stipend.
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.
Please see the FAQ.
Graduate program applications are now being accepted.