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How to Apply

You're about to do something big. And we're here to make it easy. So you can get started earning the knowledge, experience and confidence to advance in your career and achieve your personal goals.

Apply in four easy steps

Step 1: Check the admission requirements

Most of our graduate programs require you to have the following:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7.

Some programs have additional requirements, such as a higher GPA or prerequisite courses. Visit your program page for details.

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Step 2: Submit your application

Complete our online graduate application. Check your program's application deadlines. You’ll need to submit a non-refundable application fee along with the application: $55 for domestic applicants and $65 for international applicants.

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Step 3: Submit your transcripts

Ask each of the colleges you’ve attended to send your official transcripts directly to CMU.

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Step 4: Submit additional materials

Some programs require standardized test scores, a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, a writing sample or other supplementary information. Check your program page for details.

Track your application

The most common mistake students make is submitting an incomplete application.  Use the Track My App function to make sure you've completed your app and submitted all additional materials. You can always reach out with questions at

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Cost and financial aid

We’re committed to helping you afford an outstanding graduate education.

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