Thank you for your interest in a graduate program at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Click below to jump to a specific section of this document:
To be eligible for consideration, you must hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution, which includes a minimum of FOUR YEARS of full-time study. Attention will be given to the programs accredited by ABET (www.abet.org), programs approved by American Chemical Society (ACS: acs.org), and programs accredited/approved by other various regional accrediting associations. Please be advised that admission to a field of study that is different from your Bachelor's degree may require completion of prerequisite courses.
The application for admission must be completed online and submitted electronically once you have answered all required questions. (A preview PDF version of the online application is available here.) You may access your online application and change your answers as many times as you like with your username and password from any computer with Internet access.
Once you have completed all sections of the application, validate and submit it. Please note that after submission, you will not be able to make changes to your application information. Please make copies of all submitted documents for your personal file, as as we are unable to return applications and supporting documents.
|November 1, 2015||MS application submission deadline
All additional application materials should be received by December 15, 2015*
Please note: PhD applications are not accepted for the Spring term.
|December 15, 2015||PhD application submission deadline
All additional application materials should be received by March 1, 2016*
|February 15, 2016||MS (full-time) application submission deadline
All additional application materials should be received by April 15, 2016*
|May 1, 2016||MS (part-time) application submission deadline
All additional application materials should be received by June 15, 2016*
*Application materials received after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but a decision is not guaranteed.
(For all application documents - note that this is our document processing center in Massachusetts):
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021
The Office of Graduate Admissions requires all applicants to complete the online application and does not accept paper-based applications. If you have any issues with submitting an application via the online application system, please contact our office. The application must be completed and electronically submitted on or before the posted deadline for the term of entry.
The application fee is $75 and is payable in the online system by major credit card. If you are having problems submitting your payment via Credit Card, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management and Admissions.
Statement of Purpose / Personal Statement
A typewritten, double-spaced, well-organized, one- to two-page statement explaining why you wish to pursue graduate study in your particular program at our particular school. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself and to inform the department about your goals, interests, and career plans as they relate to your intended academic pursuits. Please make sure to include your name (as it appears on your application), program and date. This document will be uploaded to your online application and need not be mailed.
A copy of your most recent résumé or curriculum vitae must be uploaded to the online application and need not be mailed.
Official transcripts are required and must be received before a decision is released. To complete your application, official transcripts are required from all previously-attended post-secondary institutions, even if you were not a matriculated student and/or did not complete an academic program. Failure to submit all transcripts will delay the processing of your application, and failure to report all schools attended may result in admission rescission.
Any transcript you upload to the online application will be considered unofficial; please contact your previously-attended institutions to arrange for official transcripts to be mailed directly to our processing center.
Note these specific transcript guidelines:
Click here or read below to find out if your program requires the GRE or GMAT. Your official test scores must be on file before your application will be reviewed.
English Language Proficiency Testing
All applicants to the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering for graduate study must demonstrate excellent English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Proficiency will be determined by the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)*, IELTS (International English Language Testing System), CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), or Pearson PTE Academic exams. The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management and Admissions reserves the right to request proof of English competency from any applicant. At least one of these exams is required for:
*The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering TOEFL institution code is 2668.
Applicants may request a waiver of English Language Proficiency Testing by submitting this form prior to the posted application deadline. The request will be reviewed only after transcripts have been received.
In certain cases, international graduate students may be required to take an ESL (English as a Second Language) placement exam and, if necessary, attend an intensive English program at NYU’s American Language Institute (ALI) upon enrollment. Students may be required to attend this program while taking a reduced load of graduate academic courses. See here for more information on conditional admission for such students.
Letters of Recommendation
You are required to send two Letters of Recommendation. Recommendations should be provided by professors, employers, supervisors, or others who are able to comment on your academic achievements, research potential and your professional goals (no friends or relatives please). We ask that you register your recommenders or third-party recommendation service in our online application system. Once registered, your recommenders will be prompted to submit their letters electronically. This method allows you to efficiently monitor and follow up with your recommenders.
International students who will require a J-1 or F-1 visa to study at NYU will need to apply for a new I-20 or transfer by submitting financial documentation after admission. Do not submit financial documents (including bank statements and affidavits of support) with your application. Instructions for applying for a new I-20 or transfer will follow your letter of admission (if applicable).
Once your application has been submitted and all required documents have been received, it will be reviewed by the department to which you applied. When a decision is reached, you will be notified and will be able to access the decision online. If you are admitted, a paper notification will follow, and you will receive information about how to accept/decline your admission.
Applicants may request to defer their admission to either of the next available Fall or Spring terms. Deferral to Summer and/or deferral of more than one academic year are not permitted. Deferrals are granted by individual programs at the discretion of the academic department. Deferral requests must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadlines listed below:
Deferral Request Deadlines
Fall 2015: September 15, 2015
Spring 2016: February 8, 2016
Summer 2016: June 3, 2016