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);

  • Complete a portfolio (maximum file size of 20MB with a maximum resolution of 150dpi) to be uploaded as one PDF to SlideRoom; and

  • Ask permission from three referees who can support your application before assigning them as references.

 

Beginning AROUND 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.

 

BEFORE OUR APPLICATION DEADLINE OF JANUARY 5:

  • 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:

    • Graduate Program Admission
      School of Architecture
      Carnegie Mellon University
      College of Fine Arts, Room 201
      Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  • Assign three references to your application

  • Upload the following:

    1. Statement of Purpose

    2. Copy of GRE scores

    3. Copy of TOEFL/IELTS score report(s) (if needed)

    4. Copy of unofficial transcript(s). (Transcripts of completed degrees must list degree and conferral date(s).)

    5. Portfolio (maximum file size of 20MB with a maximum resolution of 150dpi)

    6. Resume/CV

    7. Optional Supporting Documents

  • 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.