The Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science is recognized around the world as a leader in all facets of computer science and robotics education.
Respected international surveys have consistently ranked CMU's graduate programs in computer science among the best in the United States. SCS also is ranked highly in specialty areas such as programming languages, artificial intelligence, systems and theory.
And a survey by the editors of The Wall Street Journal ranked our undergraduate computer science program No. 1 in the United States among corporate recruiters.
Degrees & Programs at a Glance
Most undergraduates in the School of Computer Science are working toward a bachelor of science in computer science. SCS also offers interdisciplinary majors in computer science and the arts, music and technology and computational biology.
SCS also offers additional majors in computer science, human-computer interaction, and robotics. Students wishing to earn a second, or "double," major must obtain their primary bachelor of science degree from another department (typically the Computer Science Department or Electrical and Computer Engineering).
Admissions to all bachelor of science programs are administered through Carnegie Mellon's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In addition to majors, SCS offers eight undergraduate minors. Accepted and enrolled undergraduate students interested in a minor should contact their academic advisor for more information.
Undergraduate Additional Majors
Graduate admissions are handled on a case-by-case basis by SCS's seven degree-granting departments. Policies and procedures may vary. Please see the departmental program links above, or our Masters Programs and Doctoral Programs pages for more information.
- Master's of Human-Computer Interaction
- Master's in Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (with Dietrich College)
- Master of Science in Product Management (with Tepper School of Business)
- Master of Software Engineering
- Master of Information Technology Strategy (with College of Engineering and Dietrich College)
MS in Information Technology (MSIT) Programs:
- M.S. in Computational Biology (with Biological Sciences)
- M.S. in Biotechnology Innovation and Computation (with LTI)
- Master of Computational Data Science (with CSD)
- M.S. in Language Technologies
- M.S. in Intelligent Information Systems
- M.S. in Biotechnology Innovation and Computation (with CBD)
- Master of Science in Machine Learning
- Secondary Master's in Machine Learning
- Fifth Year Master's in Machine Learning
- Ph.D. in Computer Science
- Ph.D. in Computer Science/Neural Basis of Cognition (with CNBC)
- Ph.D. in Computer Science/Dual Degree Portugal
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. tracks:
- Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (with Tepper and Math)
- Ph.D. in Pure and Applied Logic
- Self-Defined Interdisciplinary Program
- Ph.D. in Software Engineering
- Ph.D. in Societal Computing (formerly Computation Organizations and Society)
- Ph.D. in Software Engineering/Dual Degree Portugal
- Ph.D. in Language and Information Technologies
- Ph.D. in Language and Information Technologies/Dual Degree Portugal
- Ph.D. in Machine Learning
- Ph.D. in Machine Learning/Neural Basis of Cognition (with CNBC)
- Joint Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Public Policy
- Joint Ph.D. in Statistics & Machine Learning (with Statistics)
The programs listed below are not administered by the School of Computer Science, but may be of interest to our current and prospective students, and may include SCS coursework. Please contact the School which administers the program for more information.
- Computer Science 3-2 Program (open only to SCS undergraduates)
- Master's of Entertainment Technology
- MBA Track in Technology Leadership
- MBA/Software Engineering
- Ph.D. in Management of Manufacturing & Automation