Carnegie Mellon University

PhD Courses & Milestones (suggested schedule)

Fall - Year 1

Spring - Year 1
10-715 Adv. Intro to Machine Learning (core 1) 10-702 Statistical Machine Learning (core 3)
36-705 Intermediate Statistics (core 2) Menu Core Course (core 4)
10-920 Reading & Research 10-920 Reading & Research
Fall - Year 2 Spring - Year 2
Menu Core Course (core 5) Elective Course* or Data Analysis Project/Speaking Skills
Elective Course* or Data Analysis Project/Speaking Skills 10-920 Reading & Research
10-920 Reading & Research MILESTONE - Speaking Skills should be complete
*Depending on when your chosen elective course is offered, take in either fall or spring.
Fall - Year 3 Spring - Year 3
Complete Data Analysis Project Complete 2nd TA Requirement
Complete 1st TA Requirement 10-920 Reading & Research
10-920 Reading & Research MILESTONE - Courses Complete
MILESTONE - Data Analysis Project Complete
MILESTONE - TA Requirement Complete by end of semester
MILESTONE - MS Degree Certified
Fall - Year 4 Spring - Year 4
Thesis Proposal 10-930 Dissertation Research
10-920 Reading & Research
Fall - Year 5 Spring - Year 5
10-930 Dissertation Research 10-930 Dissertation Research
Thesis Defense
MILESTONE - GRADUATE!