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Educating the next generation’s leaders and pushing the frontiers of the field of computer science through research that has real-world impact.


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Bachelor's Programs

The Computer Science Department admits students to an undergraduate program that you are guaranteed to find rigorous and dedicated to the real-world training and practical problem solving that has been the hallmark of computer science education at CMU since its inception.

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Master's Programs

We offer three distinct master’s options for students who have completed (or will complete) a bachelor’s degree and want to extend their training in computer science. Our largest program is the M.S. in Computer Science, which allows students to work with their academic advisor to create their own course of study.

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Doctoral Programs

Carnegie Mellon's Ph.D. in Computer Science is, above all, a research degree. We certify that our students have a broad foundation and awareness of core concepts in computer science, have advanced the field by performing significant original research and have reported that work in a scholarly fashion.

CSD Research Areas 

Research in the Computer Science Department is sustained by the strong foundations of our history. Building on that groundwork we are fearless in pushing the frontiers of our field and acting quickly to pursue new directions.

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