Carnegie Mellon University

How to Apply...

Please make applications through the School of Computer Science (SCS) unified online application process. (Make sure you choose "Societal Computing" on your application!) Please observe all deadlines mentioned in the online application process. All deadlines are final.  PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE DUAL PORTUGAL/CMU PROGRAM FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR. 

The application deadline, mailing address, and fees are the same as for other SCS PhD Programs. All application deadlines will appear on the application website.

The SC Ph.D. program is committed to attracting students from a wide range of different backgrounds and waives all application fees. On the application page, enter 83578-0354f-bce30-a96c6 to the prompt "If you received a voucher code for a specific program..." to waive the fees for this program (and only this program; see waiving application fees for other programs). Also, note that unofficial copies of transcripts and TOEFL results are sufficient for the application process; official copies only need to be provided after your application has been selected.

 NOTE: In your statement of purpose, please identify the Societal Computing faculty member or members you think you might be most interested in working with. More information on the Societal Computing faculty and their research can be found on our Faculty page.

Admissions are made once a year in February.

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