Pittsburgh Campus

The Pittsburgh MSCF campus is located in the heart of Oakland (the academic center of Pittsburgh) on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University.

Oakland is home to several universities, museums, and hospitals, as well as an abundance of shopping, restaurants, recreational activities and students. Classes on the Pittsburgh MSCF campus take place at the Tepper School of Business on Carnegie Mellon's campus. Because of its location within Carnegie Mellon, students who attend the Pittsburgh campus are in a more traditional academic environment.

Housed within Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, Pittsburgh MSCF students have access to all of the amenities of a world-class university. There are two primary MSCF classrooms that students use within the Tepper School, along with study rooms, event spaces and eateries. Carnegie Mellon's library, gym and other facilities are within a short walking distance of the school. The Full-Time MSCF student class averages between 35 and 40 students.

All of the professors who teach in the MSCF program have offices within Carnegie Mellon University's campus, making them and their teaching assistants easily accessible to students. The MSCF professors have offices within the four schools that make up the MSCF program – the Tepper School of Business, Department of Statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Heinz College.

The MSCF Pittsburgh campus also is home to the Career Opportunity Center (COC), which offers an array of career services to help students in the planning, searching and acceptance phases of their careers. The COC works with students to understand their career goals, and then partners with them to strategically plan their career search.

  • Differences Between the Pittsburgh and New York Campuses

    While students at both the Pittsburgh and New York campuses complete the same courses and share the same professors, the main attraction to the Pittsburgh campus is the traditional academic environment. Because of its location within Carnegie Mellon University, students have MSCF professors at their fingertips. Alternatively, New York's campus, because of its proximity to the Financial District and NYSE, provides students with limitless networking opportunities. MSCF professors reside in Pittsburgh and travel to the New York campus to teach at least twice during their seven-week course.

  • Pittsburgh - Meet the City

    A city of 90 neighborhoods, three rivers and year-round fun! The "City of Bridges" has got it all - great food, outdoor adventurehistory at every corner, a thriving cultural district, and, our familiarity with Stanley and Lombardi makes us a sports lover's dream! 

    Situated at the confluence of three rivers and surrounded by rolling green, today's Pittsburgh surprises nearly every first-time visitor who takes in the amazing scenery. Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus is located three miles east of the city-center in a neighborhood called Oakland, which is home to two major research universities, a world-renowned medical center, four college campuses and a top-rated collection of museums and performing arts venues.

    No city in America has reinvented itself more completely while safeguarding its authentic identity than Pittsburgh. Old-world charm mixes easily with one of the nation's most renowned high-tech centers. Students enjoy nearby shops, restaurants, recreation and entertainment up and down more than thirty-five miles of urban waterfront. Two stunning new major league stadiums anchor riverfront entertainment that includes marinas, pubs, water parks and boardwalks. 

    Pittsburgh's greenspace and vast network of trails is the envy of cities twice its size. Our students also enjoy Schenley Park, which sits adjacent to campus and provides more than 450 acres of access to trails, woodlands, golf, swimming and ice skating. A few yards from the front door of the business school, the park serves as a welcome complement to academic life.

  • Cost of Living

    Once you visit Pittsburgh, you'll want to stay. Pittsburgh's affordable standard of living makes it the #1 Most Livable City in America! The Economist's Intelligence Unit livability survey ranked Pittsburgh as the most livable location in the Continental U.S.. According to The Economist, the concept of livability is simple. "It assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions." The study ascertains that those cities scoring best "tend to be mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density. This can foster a range of recreational activities without leading to high crime levels or overburdened infrastructure." See the other top rankings that Pittsburgh has achieved.

  • Transportation

    There are many ways to get around Pittsburgh...car, bus, taxi, bike, pedicab, boat or your own two feet!

    Carnegie Mellon students are able to use public transportation for free with their Andrew ID card. Port Authority of Allegheny County is the public transit agency for the greater Pittsburgh area, providing bus, light rail, incline and paratransit service to thousands of riders daily.

    Distances and Travel Times

    Flying? You're going to love Pittsburgh International Airport. The airport offers more than 155 non-stop flights a day to 37 destinations, domestic and abroad.  

    Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population and less than a 90-minute flight from 50 percent of North America's population. It's under six hours by car or train to nine states, Washington, D.C. and Canada.

  • Safety

    Pittsburghers are an extremely friendly and approachable group of people. It is not uncommon for a person asking for directions to actually be taken to the spot they are looking for by the person giving them the directions. A word of caution, Pittsburghers love their landmarks – "a right at the Primanti's and a left at the old Horne's building", so, if you are not familiar with the area, let them know.

    Pittsburgh annually ranks as one of America's safest cities, and, the campus at Carnegie Mellon is no exception. Our Carnegie Mellon Police Department includes 24 sworn police officers, 42 security officers, 4 dispatchers, 15 transportation drivers and one business administrator.

  • Climate

    Pittsburgh weather is constantly changing! Pittsburgh experiences all four seasons: winter is cold, cloudy, and moderately snowy; spring and fall is generally mild with moderate levels of sunshine; and summer is hot and humid. On average, there are 160 sunny days per year in Pittsburgh. The July high is around 84 degrees. The January low is 24. Whether you are ice skating in PPG Plaza. skiing at Seven Springs or Hidden Valley during the cold winter months, or walking the many trails around the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, Pittsburghers always find a way to enjoy themselves during all four seasons.

  • Entertainment

    For a city its size, there are a tremendous number of entertainment possibilities for those in the Pittsburgh area. Pittsburgh is home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Opera which perform throughout the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Students at Carnegie Mellon receive discounted tickets to these performances as well as performances with the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and City Theatre.

    In addition to the performing arts, Pittsburgh is a place for art lovers. Along with the quarterly Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, art lovers can visit the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Frick Pittsburgh. For more contemporary pieces, the Andy Warhol Museum and Mattress Factory are great options.

    The museums in the Pittsburgh area rank among the best in the country – Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Children's Museum, Heinz History Center, Phipps Conservatory along with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

    The most wonderful part about the multifarious cultural offerings in the Pittsburgh area is that many of the museums and galleries are free with your Carnegie Mellon ID.