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The Fifth Year Masters Program

The Fifth Year Masters program is only for students receiving a Bachelor in Computer Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Our Ph.D program is a "direct Ph.D" program, meaning students can enter having a Bachelor's degree.

The Fifth Year Masters Program is a direct Masters program for students receiving a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Carnegie Mellon. The purpose and goal of the program is to encourage our very brightest undergraduates to become involved with research that broadens their often hectic undergraduate experience. We also want to encourage a select group of students to go on to graduate school by providing them with an additional qualification and period of study beyond the undergraduate degree. Successful completion of the program will result in a Masters Degree.

Jack Lin, Class of 2003
Jack Lin, Class of 2003

About the Program

  • Requirements
  • Description
  • Curriculum
  • Admissions Process
  • Financial Support
  • FAQ's


  • Peter Steenkiste, Faculty Program Contact


  • Current Students
  • Faculty Research Guide


  • Previous students
  • SCS Alumni page


    Deadlines for the Academic Year 2014-2015

    Admission deadline for Fall:
    Applications due: Monday, October 13, 2014
    Decision announced: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Admission deadline for Spring:
    Applications due: Wednesday, January 15, 2015
    Decision announced: Monday, February 16, 2015

  • Application for Admission (requires Acrobat Reader)
  • Advisor Form

    Applications should be handed in to Tracy Farbacher, 6205 Gates.

    They can also be mailed to:

    School of Computer Science
    Carnegie Mellon University
    c/o Tracy Farbacher
    6205 Gates
    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890



    Last updated September 10, 2014.

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