Admissions Requirements and Standards

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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. (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 (until you submit it).

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.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2017  
November 1, 2016 MS application submission deadline
All additional application materials should be received by November 15, 2016*

Please note: Ph.D. applications are not accepted for the Spring term.
Fall 2017  
December 15, 2016 PhD application submission deadline
All additional application materials should be received by February 1, 2017*
February 15, 2017 MS (full-time) application submission deadline
All additional application materials should be received by March 15, 2017*
May 1, 2017 MS (part-time) application submission deadline
All additional application materials should be received by June 15, 2017*

*Application materials received after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but a decision is not guaranteed.

Application Requirements

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

  • Please check the online system to confirm that you have successfully submitted your application.
  • 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.

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 by the deadlines listed below. Requests made past the deadline will not be honored.

Deferral Request Deadlines

Fall 2016: September 15, 2016
Spring 2017: February 6, 2017