Carnegie Mellon is a research university with a proud heritage of outstanding graduate and undergraduate education. Our programs are ranked among the top in the country. All of our seven colleges and schools offer Master's and Doctoral degrees and several offer programs at locations around the world.
A cornerstone of our graduate education has been research with a focus on advancing knowledge and finding meaningful solutions to significant problems of society. This real-world, hands-on approach has made Carnegie Mellon home to excellent faculty and students in engineering, computer science, the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, business administration and the fine arts.
This philosophy has also been the basis for interdisciplinary study and research to an extent that is rarely found elsewhere. Carnegie Mellon houses a myriad of interdisciplinary research facilities that combine expertise in diverse fields to produce exciting new areas of exploration.
Our commitment to diversity in our research and in our student population truly makes Carnegie Mellon a unique place to carry out your graduate education.
Support for our graduate students and respect for diversity begins with recuitment and continues through our many retention programs. Whether students are looking for confidential conversations with the Ombudsman, professional development seminars, women's gatherings or conference funding, Carnegie Mellon provides people, programs and resources for our students to succeed.
Carnegie Mellon will meet the changing needs of society by building on its traditions of innovation, problem solving, and interdisciplinarity.
To create and disseminate knowledge and art through research and creative inquiry, teaching, and learning, and to transfer our intellectual and artistic product to enhance society in meaningful and sustainable ways.
To serve our students by teaching them problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills, and the value of a commitment to quality, ethical behavior, and respect for others.
To achieve these ends by pursuing the advantages of a diverse and relatively small university community, open to the exchange of ideas, where discovery, creativity, and personal and professional development can flourish.
Graduate students at Carnegie Mellon represent more than 80 countries worldwide, with international students comprising 48 percent of our student population as of Fall 2009. Because of our global diversity, Carnegie Mellon understands from the "inside out" even as it provides opportunities and experiences from the "outside in" what it means to be a global university, and the importance of working together by learning to listen, to communicate, and to understand and respect one another, and one another's cultures.
To assist you from the time you consider applying to Carnegie Mellon until you become one of our alumni, we have resources specifically for our international students.
The Office of International Education (OIE) is here to help answer your questions and advise you on many issues including application procedures, financial support, housing, obtaining a driver's license, employment, social security card, passport, and visa status, to name just a few.
The Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) offers language support and cross-cultural training to help all students who are non-native English speakers succeed in their academic programs. The ICC also helps teaching assistants who are non-native English speakers develop the fluency and cultural understanding to teach successfully at Carnegie Mellon.