Computational Design
(MSCD or PhD-CD)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS

 

BEFORE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS IN OCTOBER:

  • Review the CD program information;
  • Take the GRE exam as early as possible (and the TOEFL exam if you are a non-native English speaker);
  • If you'd like, complete the optional portfolio as early as possible (must be under 10 MB, no exceptions); and
  • Ask permission from three referees who can support your application before assigning them as references.

 

ON OR AROUND OCTOBER 15:

Begin your online application. You do not have to complete all sections of the online application at once. You can revisit the online application by clicking on the link emailed to you by our online system.

 

BEFORE OUR APPLICATION DEADLINE OF JANUARY 15:

  • Contact Education Testing Services to send your GRE scores (and TOEFL scores) directly to our department, using the institution code 2074, GRE department code 4401, and TOEFL department code 12. Or contact the British Council to send your IELTS scores to:
    • Attn: Samantha Weaver
      Graduate Programs
      School of Architecture
      Carnegie Mellon University
      Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, 
      Room 412G
      Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Assign three references to your application
  • Upload the following:
    1. Statement of Purpose (2 pages recommended max)
    2. Copy of unofficial transcript(s)
    3. Copy of GRE (and TOEFL/IELTS) scores
    4. Portfolio (recommended)
    5. Resume/CV
  • Pay the $75 application fee
  • Verify that you have completed all of the above. Our graduate committee will only review your application once we have received all required documents. 

Questions?

Read our FAQ about the graduate application process. For other information, contact SoA Graduate Admissions.