Admissions for M.Eng. Students

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) is a professional graduate degree, typically completed in two or three semesters of study.  While each M.Eng. program conducts its own admissions process, all programs seek to admit diverse cohorts of students who are prepared to succeed academically, who understand and embrace the mission of the M.Eng. program, and who demonstrate the potential to flourish in a professional work environment through their problem solving, communication, collaboration and teamwork, leadership, maturity and self-awareness, endurance, and resilience.  

Cornell University has a long-standing reputation as a premier global institution of higher learning that embraces Ezra Cornell's founding principle of "…any person…any study."  The diversity we seek in our M.Eng. programs is rooted in bringing different approaches, points of view, skill sets, regional knowledge, understanding of professional work cultures, and lessons learned to our collaborative problem-solving environment.  Where prompted in their application materials, applicants are encouraged to share their unique contributions through their lived experiences and interactions, including successes, failures, conflicts, injustices, and journeys of self-discovery.


Admission deadlines vary by field. Please see the individual program pages for admissions deadlines.

For students who wish to be considered for College of Engineering fellowships and scholarships, be sure to meet each program’s preferred admission deadlines.

Requirements for all fields

Complete the online application. More information is available from the Graduate School.

  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Application fee
  • TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English
  • GRE: requirements vary by program

Each Field may have additional requirements. Please see the individual program pages for more details.

For Cornell Undergraduates Only: Early-admit option

  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • GREs not required

M.Eng. admissions frequently asked questions

M.Eng. Student Ambassadors

M.Eng. Ambassadors are available to answer non-application questions about why they chose Cornell, what classes they are taking, their M.Eng. project, their job search process, how they like Cornell and Ithaca, and related non-application questions. Admissions-related questions (such as acceptance criteria, application, etc.) should be directed to the appropriate staff of each M.Eng. program. Student Ambassadors are only available for email correspondence between September 1 and May 20 each year.

M.Eng. Student Ambassador Contact Form

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