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Admissions for M.Eng. Students

Professional Degree: M.Eng. Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

The M.Eng. degree, usually completed within one year, is designed to put professional engineers on an accelerated career track, working either as applied engineers or as engineering managers. You can tailor this program to suit your individual interests and professional goals by choosing courses from an array of concentrations and specializations and undertaking an advanced hands-on engineering design project.

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 and Computing Engineering

February 1
Aerospace Engineering, Biological and Environmental 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, Materials Science and Engineering

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

No spring admission
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics

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