Application and Admissions Process

To be admitted to the CNBC Certificate Program, students must have been admitted into one of the affiliated doctoral programs (click here for list) at either the University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie Mellon.

Incoming PhD students may apply to the CNBC Certificate Program after admission to a PhD program. The CNBC works with the degree-granting affiliated programs throughout the admissions process, and a final decision on admission to the CNBC program is made after the student has been admitted to one of these programs.

Students who are already pursuing a doctoral program at one of the two universities may apply to the CNBC program at any time. Please contact for more information.