The MCDS program is part of a thriving community of scholars at Carnegie Mellon and in the greater Pittsburgh community. Learn more about us. And join us.

Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a distinctive mix of programs in computer science, robotics, engineering, the sciences, business, public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions to real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation. Learn more on Carnegie Mellon's overview page. Follow CMU on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Computer Science @ CMU

The School of Computer Science is recognized around the world as a leader in computer science and robotics education. Our graduate programs in computer science consistently rank among the best in the U.S., as do specialty areas in programming languages, artificial intelligence, systems and theory. Learn more on the SCS homepage, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

The Language Technologies Institute

The Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon — home to the MCDS program — educates the leaders of tomorrow and performs groundbreaking research on the tools and techniques that will change how we interact with the world forever. Its unique programs offer expertise that prepares students for a wide range of careers while staying true to the rigorous curriculum that defines computer science at CMU. Follow the LTI on Facebook and Twitter.

Computing on Campus

The MCDS student cluster, donated by Yahoo, comprises 34 slave hosts controlled by a single head node. The Parallel Data Laboratory cluster contains 130 hosts (AMD OpteronProcessor 242  — two processors x one core, 16 G, 2TB disk). This cluster runs a variety of virtualization software and is shared with a variety of other projects on the campus. Students typically also use the Amazon Cloud infrastructure for teaching assignments. Read more about our campus computing facilities on the Services for Students page.

Get to Know Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States, and there's a reason why. Our affordable cost of living, access to transportation, thriving cultural scene and professional sports teams set us apart from other metropolitan areas. The city's Oakland neighborhood boasts international restaurants, coffee houses, shops, libraries and museums — all an easy walk from the CMU campus. Learn more from the Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau. You can even contact the Carnegie Mellon Community Housing Office to help you start apartment hunting.

Check Out Our Alumni

Our alumni have continued on to successful careers with organizations like Amazon, Apple, Bank of America, CBS Interactive, Google, Groupon, Linkedin, Medallia, Meebo, Microsoft, NetAapp, Next Jump, Oracle, Salesforce, Government of Thailand, Twitter, VMware, VoCollect and Yahoo. Our current placement rate among graduates is nearly 100 percent. Check out our placement statistics and testimonials on our Alumni page.

Stay in Touch

Whether you're a perspective student, a student committed to joining our ranks soon or an MCDS grad, we want to hear from you. Follow us on Google+, or email Jennifer Lucas or Caitlin Korpus with questions.