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Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science Location: Pittsburgh - USA DL: 1 December 2011


There is a common online application form available for admission to graduate programs within the School of Computer Science. With the SCS graduate online application form, you may apply to two Ph.D. programs, and/or the Masters programs offered by the Robotics Institute and the Language Technologies Institute. The online application should be completed and submitted electronically as instructed by December 1 with a final deadline of December 15. Letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically by December 15.
Descriptions of the Ph.D. programs can be found on the Doctoral Programs page. Descriptions of the Masters programs can be found on the Masters Programs page. You may use the SCS graduate online application form to apply to any of the Doctoral Programs and the RI and LTI Masters Programs. To apply to other Masters Programs offered by departments within SCS, please contact the individual programs directly for specific application instructions and forms.

Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required for one program and $50 for each additional program, if submitted by December 1. Between 12:01 am EST on December 2 and 11:59 pm on December 15 the application fee increases to $100 for one program and $75 for each additional program. You may pay the fee by credit card. The credit card payment system is part of the online application, and instructions are given when you submit your application.

If you do not want to pay by credit card with the online application, you may pay by a check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank, made payable to Carnegie Mellon University. DO NOT SEND CASH. We expect all applicants to pay the application fee. If unable to pay the fee, US applicants are required to submit a letter from their financial aid office; non-US applicants may send a statement requesting a fee waiver and giving specific reasons for the request.
  • SCS Graduate Online Application
  • Applications and all supporting documents, including letters of recommendation, for the Doctoral Programs in the School of Computer Science and for the Masters Programs listed on the online application must be received by the final deadline December 15. You may submit your application by December 1 to avoid higher application fees.
  • If you submit your application by December 1, the application fee is $75 for one program and $50 for each additional program. The early deadline does not imply an early decision. Between 12:01 am EST on December 2 and 11:59 pm on December 15 the application fee increases to $100 for one program and $75 for each additional program.
  • Transcripts are due December 1. Test scores reports and letters of recommendation are due December 15.