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Jan Ma

"As a Knight Scholar, I am simultaneously earning my MEng and MBA from Cornell--which will enable me to apply my engineering expertise to the marketplace." -Jan Ma ’07 BEE, MEng ’08 BME

Learn more about $40,000 Knight Scholarships

Application deadlines and admissions requirements vary by field. Provided below are general guidelines. Please follow the links for more information.

Deadlines:

Fall Admission

For students who wish to be considered for College of Engineering financial aid and special awards, including the M.Eng./MBA Knight Fellowship, the preferred deadlines are:

December 1
Operations Research and Information Engineering

January 1
Geological Sciences

January 2
Materials Science and Engineering

January 5
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Physics

January 15
Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

February 1
Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering

After February 1, in most fields, applications are reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Early application is encouraged. 

Rolling Admissions:

In most fields, applications are reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Financial aid is awarded based on availability of funds. Fields encourage early application. For preferred deadlines, check with the field you are applying to. CEE also bases funding on merit. 

Spring Admission

September 15
Operations Research and Information Engineering (check with the field before applying)

October 1
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science

October 15
Aerospace Engineering, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering

Deadlines vary (check with field)
Chemical Engineering, Geological Sciences

No spring admission
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Systems Engineering

Requirements for all fields:

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation (2)
  • Application fee
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English
Field-specific Requirements:
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering: resume
  • Biomedical Engineering: preferably (3) letters of recommendation
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Management: three (3) letters of recommendation are required
  • Operations Research and Information Engineering: resume and list of prerequisites

Graduate School general requirements

For field-specific requirements, check with the field you are applying to.

For Cornell Undergraduates Only: Early-admit option

 (2) letters of Recommendation 
 GRE's not required