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. For more information, please see the general curriculum and course listings as well as the Master of Engineering brochure.


Applying to The Cooper Union

Applications to the Master of Engineering program for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted beginning September 2017 through March 30, 2018. Please click here for more detailed information regarding part-time and full-time study in the Master of Engineering program.

The Fall 2018 Master of Engineering Application is now available!

Please note that there are different application requirements for Cooper applicants and non-Cooper applicants. If you graduated from or will graduate from Cooper Union's School of Engineering, please click here for a list of application requirements. If you have not previously graduated from Cooper Union's School of Engineering, please click here for a list of application requirements.

All supplemental information must be submitted no later than March 30, 2018 to the Office of Admissions by:

  • Mail: The Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003
  • Email: admissions@cooper.edu (In the subject line of your email, please reference “Graduate Engineering Supplemental Information”.)

Part-time vs. Full-time Study

Applicants can choose between part-time and full-time study on the application. Please note that this is just a form of self-identifying data for tracking purposes. Students may change their designation at any time with approval from their advisor and the Dean's Office.


Application Requirements for Cooper Union Applicants

The application requirements listed below are for applicants who have graduated from or will graduate from Cooper Union's School of Engineering. The following supplemental materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by March 30, 2018:

**Letters of recommendation are optional for Cooper graduates.  If Cooper alumni decide not to include letters of recommendation, nothing further needs to be communicated.


Application Requirements for Non-Cooper Union Applicants

The application requirements listed below are for applicants who have NOT graduated from or will not be graduating from Cooper Union's School of Engineering. The following supplemental materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by March 30, 2018:

  • ABET-accredited B.Eng. degree in an engineering discipline
  • Master of Engineering Application
  • Official copies of school transcripts, including secondary (high school) and college/university transcripts
  • Official TOEFL Scores (if Bachelor’s Degree was taught in a language other than English)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé (see below for detailed information)*
  • OPTIONAL: Official GRE Scores

Résumé Requirements

*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. In the same document, please list 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.