Thank you for your interest in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon for your graduate studies! In order to apply to our graduate programs, you must have completed a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or a related science or engineering discipline.

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Important dates and deadlines

Fall term of entry deadline:

Ph.D. - December 15
Master's - January 31

Spring term of entry deadline:

Ph.D. and Master's - September 1

Applications are expected to be complete, including all supporting materials, by the deadline. Please work with your references to ensure timely submission of support letters.

Application checklist

* GRE scores will no longer be accepted.

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All applications are to be submitted online. The online application will allow you to edit and revise your application until you are satisfied. Once submitted, you can check your application status online, at any time. A completed application includes the following:

  • Application fee of $75 (non-refundable)
  • The graduate application
  • Three letters of recommendation - At least two letters from faculty at your current/recent institution are preferred. For applicants to our research-based programs, at least one letter from someone who has supervised you in a research setting is preferred.
  • Uploaded unofficial transcripts - Official copies of final transcripts are required upon admission.
  • Resume/CV
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable) - If you are an applicant whose native language (language spoken from birth) is not English, proof of English Language Proficiency is required.
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency is required even if you attended a university in the United States for your undergraduate degree.
    • This requirement cannot be waived for any reason.
    • In addition to TOEFL and IELTS, we accept the online Duolingo English Test for applicants for whom English is not their first language. These tests include a proficiency composite score, section subscores, video interview, and writing sample, which are shared with CMU Chemical Engineering when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session. For more information, please visit the website for the Duolingo English Test. Please send Duolingo scores to: Carnegie Mellon University - College of Engineering.
    • Self-reported scores are not accepted as official.

Questions? Review the Graduate admissions FAQ.

Test Codes

  • ETS Institution Code: 2074
  • TOEFL Department Code: 64
  • Duolingo: Carnegie Mellon University - College of Engineering
  • IELTS are delivered electronically.
    Please use the postal address below for the verification process for the IELTS electronic delivery service:

    Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering
    431 Hamerschlag Drive
    Ansys Hall Suite 250
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For additional questions about our graduate applications process, please contact us:


* Please refrain from mailing hard copies of supporting documents and other documents such as publications or certificates. These items will not be filed with your application and will not be held by the department.

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