Application: Master of Engineering

Cooper Union offers a Master of Engineering program that prepares graduates for entry into the engineering profession at an advanced level or for further graduate study. See the general curriculum and course listings. You may also view our Master of Engineering brochure.

Applying to The Cooper Union

Applications to the Master of Engineering program for full-time study for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted beginning September 2017 through March 30, 2018

Please submit the following supplemental information no later than March 30, 2018 to the Office of Admissions, The Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003.  Materials may also be sent to  Please reference in the subject line of your email “Graduate Engineering Supplemental Information”.

Application Requirements: 

  • B.E. or B.S. in an engineering discipline;
  • Official copies of school transcripts. This includes secondary (high school), college and university work;
  • GRE Scores (optional);
  • TOEFL Scores (if Bachelor’s Degree was taught in a language other than English);
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé (see below for detailed information)

Letters of recommendation are optional for Cooper students.  If Cooper alums applying to the graduate program want to submit the letters, the letters can be emailed to  If they decide not to include them, nothing needs to be communicated/sent.  

Non-Cooper students are required to submit 2 letters of recommendation and they can be sent to the Office of Admission (either via email to or mailed to our office).  

In a separate document, please submit a résumé, listing any professional licensure or certification along with a statement indicating what areas within engineering you seek to study.

Be sure to outline any relevant academic honors or awards, teaching or work experiences, internships, publications, research, projects, websites, patents, or other evidence of creative scholarship. 

Also, please list in the same document, any relevant graduate-level coursework taken and method of instruction (traditional, on-line, hybrid (mix of on-line and traditional)). 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.