Master of Engineering Admissions Process

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

The application period for the Master of Engineering program beginning in Fall 2020 has now closed. Please note that there are different application requirements for Cooper applicants and non-Cooper applicants. See below for additional information regarding application requirements for 2021.


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 with approval from their advisor and the Dean's Office.


Application Requirements for Cooper Union 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 Duel Degree Master's Program Notification Form which can be found in the Engineering Dean's Office. If a Cooper Union dual degree candidate fails to follow instructions and submits the Master of Engineering application, the $75 application fee will not be refunded. Please click here to learn more about the dual degree program.

The application requirements listed below are for applicants who already graduated from Cooper Union or are currently seniors pursuing an integrated degree in Cooper Union's School of Engineering. The below supplemental materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by Monday, February 15, 2021.


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 below materials are required components of the application and must be submitted by Monday, February 15, 2021.

  • ABET-accredited B.Eng. degree in an engineering discipline
  • Master of Engineering Application
  • Official copies of post-secondary transcripts, including college/university transcripts
  • Official Official TOEFLIELTS, or DET scores, (if Bachelor’s Degree was taught in a language other than English)
  • Two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a STEM course instructor
  • 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.