24 months
52320 USD/year
52320 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Machine Learning Department is an academic department within Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. We focus on research and education in all areas of statistical machine learning. 


The MS in Machine Learning is part of CMU's Machine Learning Department, which is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of faculty and students across several academic departments. Machine learning is dedicated to furthering the scientific understanding of automated learning, and to producing the next generation of tools for data analysis and decision making based on that understanding.

Today's demand for expertise in machine learning far exceeds the supply, and this imbalance will become more severe over the coming decade. The MS program in Machine Learning offers students with a Bachelor's degree the opportunity to improve their training with advanced study in Machine Learning. Incoming students should have good analytic skills and a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics, and programming. An undergraduate degree in computer science is not required.

The program consists primarily of coursework, with a very limited research component. Students that complete the MS program are welcome to apply to the PhD program, but will not receive preferential treatment.


The Carnegie Mellon University mission is to create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being.

To cultivate a transformative university community committed to :

  • attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; 
  • creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish
  • ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential.

To impact society in a transformative way — regionally, nationally, and globally — by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models
  • Convex Optimization
  • Multimedia Databases and Data Mining
  • Algorithms
  • Algorithms in the Real World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
161 (verbal)
169 (quantitative)
4 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Test Scores
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    52320 USD/year
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  • National

    52320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52320 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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