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Carnegie Mellon University PhD in Engineering

134 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

Engineering is a program of study at Carnegie Mellon University. The school offers a doctor’s degree in the area. Here, you’ll find out more about the major doctor’s degree program in engineering, including such details as the number of graduates, diversity of students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon Cost?

$47,326 Average Tuition and Fees

Carnegie Mellon Graduate Tuition and Fees

Part-time graduates at Carnegie Mellon paid an average of $633 per credit hour in 2019-2020. This tuition was the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In StateOut of State

Does Carnegie Mellon Offer an Online PhD in Engineering?

Online degrees for the Carnegie Mellon engineering doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Carnegie Mellon Online Learning page.

Carnegie Mellon Doctorate Student Diversity for Engineering

134 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
20.9% Women
12.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 134 doctor’s degrees in engineering handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their doctor’s degree in engineering in 2019-2020, 20.9% of them were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 24.6%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in engineering at Carnegie Mellon in 2019-2020, 12.7% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is about the same as the nationwide number of 12%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American2
Hispanic or Latino0
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students87
Other Races/Ethnicities7

PhD in Engineering Focus Areas at Carnegie Mellon

Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
General Engineering15
Biomedical Engineering10
Chemical Engineering21
Civil Engineering4
Computer Engineering4


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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