Admissions Requirements

Thank you for your interest in a graduate program at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. 

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General Requirements

To be eligible for consideration to any Tandon MS or Ph.D. program, you must hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution, which includes a minimum of four years of full-time study. Bachelor of Engineering degrees (based on 180+ ECTS credits) may also be considered. Attention will be given to the programs accredited by ABET and programs accredited/approved by other various regional accrediting associations. Please be advised that admission to a program that is different from your undergraduate field of study may require the completion of prerequisite courses before you will be permitted to begin graduate-level coursework. Tandon School of Engineering reserves the right to investigate or disqualify educational credentials on a case-by-case basis.

The application for admission must be completed online and submitted electronically once you have answered all required questions. 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 (until you submit it).

Once you have completed all sections of the application, validate and submit it. After submission, you will not be able to make changes to your application information. Make copies of all submitted documents for your personal file, as we are unable to return applications and supporting documents. If you wish to submit updated documentation, you must mail it to our document processing center. Documents received from the student via email will not be accepted to be processed.

Application Deadlines

Applicants are advised to submit their applications and materials before the deadline. Applications or documents submitted/postmarked after the stated deadlines may be delayed in processing or not considered for admission.

To ensure the most efficient application processing, submit your application before sending documents or submitting test scores.

Fall 2018  
December 15, 2017

All Ph.D. applications and materials, including test scores, must be submitted or postmarked by this date.

MS Financial Engineering applications and materials, including test scores, must be submitted or postmarked by this date for priority consideration.

February 15, 2018

Extended: March 1, 2018

All (full-time) MS applications and materials, including test scores, must be submitted or postmarked by this date.


MS Financial Engineering applications and materials, including test scores, must be submitted or postmarked by this date for normal consideration.
We recommend submitting earlier for best consideration.

May 1, 2018 All (part-time) MS applications and materials, including test scores, must be submitted or postmarked by this date.
Spring 2019  
November 15, 2018

All MS applications and materials, including test scores, must be submitted or postmarked by this date.

Please note: Ph.D. applications are not accepted for the Spring term.

 

Application Requirements

To ensure the most efficient application processing, submit your application before sending documents or submitting test scores.

Mailing Address

(For all application documents - note that this is our document processing center in Massachusetts):
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021

Special Notes from the Office of Graduate Admissions

  • For students admitted to the MS in Financial Engineering program, the early action deadline is February 28, 2018. For all other programs: International admitted students must deposit by Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and domestic admitted students must deposit by Friday, June 1, 2018.
  • Please check the online system to confirm that you have successfully submitted your application.
  • Admitted students who have previously attended Universities in China must submit verification of academic records and degrees through the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC).  Students who fail to submit all required CDGDC documentation will be unable to enroll in courses.  As CDGDC is closed for a period over the summer, applicants are encouraged to submit CDGDC verification as soon as possible.
  • Due to the volume of applications and related materials received, the Office of Graduate Admissions will only contact you if your application was successfully submitted and is deemed INCOMPLETE because of missing required materials. Otherwise, you will hear from us when a decision has been rendered.
  • The following are acceptable document types for uploads to the online application system: PDF, JPEG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, Bitmap, DOC, DOCX, RTF and TXT.
  • After you submit your online application, you will not have access to edit any of the information you have supplied. If you wish to submit updated documentation, you must mail it to our document processing center. Documents received from the student via email will not be accepted to processed.
  • All graduate programs at NYU Tandon School of Engineering are considered STEM Programs based on the government classification and are available for the STEM OPT extension.  The STEM OPT extension is a 24-month period of temporary training that directly relates to an F-1 student's program of study in an approved STEM field.  Eligible F-1 students with STEM degrees who finish their program of study and participate in an initial period of regular 12-month post-completion OPT have to option to apply for this extension for a total OPT period of 36 months.  More information on STEM OPT at NYU.

What happens next?

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.

Deferring an Offer of Admission

Applicants may request a one-time deferral of their admission only after paying the deposit. Students may request either the next available Fall or Spring terms. Deferral to Summer and/or multiple deferrals are not permitted. Deferrals are granted by individual programs at the discretion of the academic department. Deferral requests must be submitted in writing to engineering.gradinfo@nyu.edu by the deadlines listed below. Requests made past the deadline will not be honored.

Deferral Request Deadlines

Spring 2018: February 2, 2018
Fall 2018: September 17, 2018