Carnegie Mellon University

MSE Accelerated Masters Program

The MSE Accelerated Masters Program (MSE-AMP) is a 5th year masters program for undergraduates in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. It is a full-time, on-campus program, consisting of three academic semesters and a required internship during the summer.

MSE-AMP students can choose to focus in one of two areas:

MSE – Scalable Systems

Median Starting Salary: $111,000
Employed by: Amazon, ANSYS, Apple, Bloomberg, Cisco, Coursera, Facebook, Fitbit, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, SAP, Walmart

Apply to the MSE - Scalable Systems program

MSE – Embedded Systems

Median Starting Salary: $115,000
Employed by: Amazon, Aptiv, Clover Network, Fortinet, Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, ScaleFlux, Xilinx

Apply to the MSE - Embedded Systems program

How to Apply

Application materials for the graduate software engineering degree programs are as follows:

  1. completed application form.
  2. well-developed statement of purpose (SOP), including specifics about your professional goals and about your software development experience on teams and in projects. 
  3. current resume.
  4. two (2) letters of recommendation, which provide specific examples of your maturity, leadership, and software development experience on teams and in projects.
  5. interview with the MSE program manager, to be scheduled in early January.
  6. unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts. Official hard copies of transcripts are required upon your acceptance of an admission offer.
  7. online programming assessment — invitations are sent out December 13, and the assessment must be completed by December 22.