Howard University Dual-Degree Ph.D. Program

Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering and the College of Engineering and Architecture of Howard University offer a dual Ph.D. program that awards a Ph.D. degree from both universities. Students must be admitted to engineering Ph.D. programs at both institutions, although they are not required to be from the same department at each university. Students will spend at least three academic semesters in each location and have an advisor from each program. They may transfer courses between the programs and will submit and defend a single dissertation. Students will have access to a greater number of courses, a larger set of research facilities, and a wider research community located in two major metropolitan areas (Pittsburgh, PA and Washington DC).

Ph.D. Partnership with A*STAR

The department currently collaborates with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), on the A*STAR-CMU Partnership Ph.D. Programme (ACMP).

This collaboration focuses on the areas of high performance computing and manufacturing, two important areas of research for both Carnegie Mellon and A*STAR. 

Memorandums of understanding were signed between the department and the two relevant A*STAR institutes, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech).

ACMP is a four-year scholarship comprising approximately two years of Ph.D. studies at Carnegie Mellon and two years at a relevant A*STAR Research Institute (RI) in Singapore.

Ph.D. research training will be carried out under the joint supervision of a Carnegie Mellon professor and a senior member of an A*STAR RI.

Successful students will be awarded a Ph.D. degree by Carnegie Mellon University.

Collaborative Ph.D. Program with Max Planck Institute

Details about the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Collaborative Program is available on the graduate handbooks page.