Architecture–Engineering–Construction Management
(MSAECM or PhD-AECM)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS

 

BEFORE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS IN OCTOBER:

  • Review the AECM program information;
  • Take the GRE exam as early as possible (and the TOEFL exam if you are a non-native English speaker); 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. 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.

Master of Advanced Architecture Design (MAAD)

Application Requirements & Process

 

Before our online application opens in October:

  • Review the MAAD program information;
  • The GRE exam is optional and not required (applicants can provide their scores if they wish); 
  • Take the TOEFL exam if you are a non-native English speaker;
  • Complete a portfolio as early as possible (maximum file size of 20MB with a maximum resolution of 150dpi); and
  • Ask three professors or employers permission to assign them as references.

 

Beginning October 15:

Begin your online application. You do not have to complete all sections of the online application at once. You can revisit your Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture application in SlideRoom until the final submission of your application. Please be sure to submit your application by the application deadline.

Complete applications will be evaluated as they are received. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications well in advance of the January 15 application deadline for evaluation by our graduate admission committee.

 

Before our application deadline of JANUARY 15:

  • GRE scores are optional and not required. If you wish to provide GRE scores, 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.
  • Mail all official transcripts to our mailing address:
    • Attn: Alexis McCune Secosky
      Graduate Programs
      School of Architecture
      Carnegie Mellon University
      College of Fine Arts
      Room 201A
      Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
  • Assign three references to your application
  • Upload the following:
    1. Statement of Purpose  
    2. Copy of transcript(s)
    3. Copy of optional GRE scores if you wish to provide them
    4. Copy of TOEFL scores (if needed)  
    5. Portfolio (maximum file size of 20MB with a maximum resolution of 150dpi)
    6. Resume/CV
  • Pay the $75 application fee (online)
  • 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.

Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

Application Requirements & Process

 

Before our online application opens in October:

  • Review the M.Arch program information;
  • The GRE exam is optional and not required (applicants can provide their scores if they wish); 
  • Take the TOEFL exam if you are a non-native English speaker;
  • Prepare a personal essay (1000-1500 words) that includes a biographical narrative describing your background experience and a statement of purpose outlining why CMU is a good fit for your future aspirations;
  • Complete a 25-30 page portfolio to upload as one PDF document (no more than 20MB in size, 150 dpi - no exceptions) to be uploaded to your application in SlideRoom; and
  • Ask three professors or employers permission to assign them as references.

 

BEGINNING October 15:

Begin your online application by completing all application forms, uploading supporting documents, and submitting your portfolio. You do not have to complete all sections of the online application at once. You can revisit your Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture application in SlideRoom until the final submission of your application. Please be sure to submit your application by the application deadline.

Complete applications will be evaluated as they are received. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications well in advance of the January 15 application deadline for evaluation by our graduate admission committee.

 

Before our application deadline of JANUARY 15:

  • GRE scores are optional and not required. If you wish to provide GRE scores, 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.
  • Request unofficial transcripts from each institution you have attended.  (Official Transcripts will be requested once an applicant has been offered admission and prior to enrollment.)
  • Assign three references to your application.
  • Upload the following:
    1. Copy of optional GRE scores if you wish to provide them
    2. Copy of TOEFL scores (if needed)  
    3. Copy of transcript(s)
    4. Personal Essay
    5. Portfolio (maximum file size of 20MB with a maximum resolution of 150dpi)
    6. 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.

Building Performance and Diagnostics
(MSBPD or PhD-BPD)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS

 

BEFORE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS IN OCTOBER:

  • Review the BPD program information;
  • Take the GRE exam as early as possible (and the TOEFL exam if you are a non-native English speaker); 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. 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.

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.

Sustainable Design
(MSSD)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS

 

BEFORE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS IN OCTOBER:

  • Review the MSSD 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.

Master of Urban Design (MUD)

Application Requirements & Process

 

Before our online application opens in October:

  • Review the MUD program information;
  • Take the GRE exam as early as possible (and the TOEFL exam if you are a non-native English speaker);
  • Complete a portfolio as early as possible (must be under 20 MB, no exceptions); and
  • Ask three professors or employers permission to assign 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:  Alexis McCune Secosky - Studio-Based Graduate Programs
      School of Architecture
      Carnegie Mellon University
      201 College of Fine Arts
      Pittsburgh, PA 15213   USA
  • Assign three references to your application. They will submit their evaluations by a separate process.
  • Upload the following according to the instructions on the online form:
    1. Statement of Purpose
    2. Unofficial copy of transcript(s)
    3. Unofficial copy of GRE (and TOEFL or IELTS) scores
    4. Portfolio - Submitted as single document submitted as a PDF (maximum file size of 20MB with a maximum resolution of 150dpi)
    5. Resume/CV
  • Pay the $75 application fee (online)
  • 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.

 

Doctorate of Professional Practice
(DPP)

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS

  • Schedule an interview with DPP Track Chair Erica Cochran, either by phone or in person;
  • Take the GRE exam (and the TOEFL exam if you are a non-native English speaker); and
  • Ask three professors or employers permission to assign them as references.
  • Complete your online application. Note that you do not have to complete all sections of the online application at once but can revisit the online application by clicking on the link emailed to you by our online system.
  • 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. 
  • Assign three references to your application
  • Upload the following:
    1. Statement of Purpose
    2. Copy of unofficial transcript(s)
    3. Copy of GRE (and TOEFL) scores
    4. Resume/CV
  • Pay the $75 application fee (online)
  • Verify 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.