Master of Engineering Admissions Process

Materials and Structures Lab

Materials and Structures Lab

Our fall 2024 application has closed. Our fall 2025 application will go live in August.

Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: January 15
Decision Notification: March 15

Application Instructions

Current Cooper Union Student Applicants

If you are currently a junior in the undergraduate program at Cooper Union, you should NOT submit a Master of Engineering application. All current juniors should complete the Dual Degree Master's Program Notification Form. Please click here to learn more about the dual degree program.

The application steps listed below are for applicants who already graduated from The Cooper Union or are currently seniors pursuing an integrated degree in The Cooper Union School of Engineering. 

  • B.Eng. or B.S.E. degree
  • Master of Engineering Application (including personal statement)
  • 4+ Program Degree Audit Form
  • Resume
  • OPTIONAL: Official GRE Scores
All Other Applicants

The application steps listed below are for applicants who have NOT graduated from or will not be graduating from Cooper Union's School of Engineering. 

  • B.Eng. degree in an engineering discipline accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Master of Engineering Cooper Application
  • Official copies all post-secondary transcripts, including college/university transcripts
  • Official TOEFLIELTS, or DET scores, (if Bachelor’s degree was taught in a language other than English)
    • We do not accept results from the following: IELTS Indicator, TOEFL ITP Plus for China, TOEFL Essentials, and PTE Academic Online.
  • 2 teacher recommendations (at least one from a STEM course instructor)
  • Resume 
  • OPTIONAL: Official GRE Scores
  • $75 application fee or fee waiver 
Resume Requirements

In a separate document, please submit a resume 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, online, and hybrid (mix of online and traditional). 

If you have questions about our undergraduate application process, please attend an info session, check out our FAQs, or email us at

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