Carnegie Mellon University, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers a fully funded PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Their collaborative faculty are investigating a diverse range of research areas. Students typically complete the Ph.D. degree requirements in three to five years. The majority of full-time Ph.D. students accepted through the standard application process receive fellowships that cover full tuition, the technology fee, and a stipend for living expenses for up to five years, as long as sufficient progress is made toward degree completion. These awards are sufficient to cover all expenses for the year (including summers).