Admission Requirements

Admission to this program requires you to have an undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, science, or engineering, with a superior undergraduate record from an accredited institution. Applicants with degrees in other fields are considered individually for admission. 

Additional Entrance Requirements

  • At least 1 year of university-level science.
  • A working knowledge of a high-level, general-purpose programming language (preferably C++).
  • A basic understanding of computer fundamentals such as computer organization and operation, data structures, and computer architecture.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in written and spoken English is required for regular status (see below). Foreign students and others for whom English is a second language may be required to undertake preparatory work to improve their language skills.

Students entering with a bachelor’s in computer science or with a bachelor’s in a technical area and a strong minor in computer science should be able to satisfy entrance requirements for the master’s degree program. Generally, entering students are expected to know mathematics through calculus.

Students who are lacking the computer science skills needed for the Computer Science Master's Degree are encouraged to enroll into the preparatory Bridge to NYU Tandon program. Pending satisfactory completion, students would be considered for admission towards the master's degree program. 

Admission with advanced standing is accepted in accordance with the School of Engineering regulations. A maximum of 9 credits may be applied to the MS degree from previous graduate work at an acceptable institution.

GRE Requirements

Full-time applicants are required to submit in the GRE exam. Part-time applicants who satisfy one of the following conditions are not required but encouraged to submit a GRE score:

  1. Applicant has successfully completed the Bridge to Tandon program with a B+ or better.
  2. Applicant completes 9 credits under Visiting Student Registration from an approved list of CSE courses and maintains an average grade of B+ or better.
  3. Applicant has a BA or BS degree in computer science or computer engineering from NYU, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.