Explore my program options

More than just letters after your name, a CMU graduate degree tells the world "I'm ready to lead." With more than 100 graduate programs at the master's, specialist and doctoral levels, you'll do the research, work alongside faculty mentors and immerse yourself in your subject.

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CMU by the Numbers


of CMU students are pursuing a graduate degree.


doctoral and graduate programs at CMU.


continents where our students conduct research.

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R2 Carnegie research university

We're thrilled to be an R2 Carnegie research university, showcasing our passion for research and unwavering dedication to top-notch academics! The R2 classification places CMU among the elite group of universities in the United States recognized for significant research achievements. Our students have the opportunity to engage directly with cutting-edge research under the guidance of distinguished faculty, in facilities that are at the forefront of technological and scientific innovation.

Our R2 status reflects our commitment to generating impactful research and ensures that our students are immersed in a learning environment rich in discovery, creativity and intellectual rigor. By choosing CMU, you are choosing a path that offers access to advanced research opportunities, resources and collaborations that can elevate your academic journey and career prospects.

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Find a graduate assistantship

Through graduate assistantships, you can earn while you learn. As you complete your graduate degree, you’ll work in a higher education setting offsetting the cost of your program. You’ll earn a stipend, a tuition waiver and a head start in the job market.

More about graduate assistantships

Being a graduate student at CMU

Whether you're a full-time, on-campus student or taking classes part-time online, we know everyone will have a different experience. 

Experience Life at Central

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