Frequently Asked Questions | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out answers to frequently asked questions for the Emerging Technology, M.S. Online program.

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Application Process:


Can I take a quantum computing course?

Tandon offers a Quantum Computing course, on-campus. You may work with your advisor to determine eligibility. In addition to approval to take an on-campus course, your advisor can also help determine the appropriate pre-requisites for the course.


Since this degree program is so flexible, will I have help choosing which courses to take to build out my curriculum?

Yes, our dedicated Emerging Technologies academic advisor will be on hand to assist you in deciding which courses are best suited for you, depending on your interest and career goals.

I’m interested in taking a course(s) not listed on the Emerging Technologies homepage. Will I be allowed to do so?

Yes! While 12 credits must be taken in your main concentration area of choice, the remaining 18 credits can be satisfied by electives from other concentrations or other courses as approved by your academic advisor.


How long will it take me to complete the Emerging Technologies Master’s degree?

To complete the Emerging Technologies program, you will need to finish 30 credits (10 courses). If you attend as a full-time student and take 3 courses per semester, you will complete the program within approximately 2 years. If you attend as a part-time student and take 1 or 2 courses per semester, you will complete the program within approximately 2-3 years. You also have the option to take courses in the summer, although course availability is limited. As stipulated in the university catalog, master's students have 5 years to complete their degree requirements. Please visit NYU Tandon School of Engineering Bulletin for more details.

How many credits do I need to take to qualify as a full-time student?

To be considered a full-time student, you must take 9 credits (3 courses) or more per semester. Part-time students are permitted to take 3-6 credits (1-2 courses) per semester.

About the Program:

How is this program different from other Masters degrees at NYU Tandon?

By choosing our Emerging Technologies program, you are able to gain interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. The M.S. in Emerging Technologies emphasizes breadth. It is designed for the today’s fast-evolving tech-driven job market, and encourages students to gain expertise in certain knowledge domains – like AI or cybersecurity, areas with strong career prospects – without being strictly beholden to traditional disciplinary silos that define each field.

Is this Master’s degree program offered entirely online, or can I take a course on campus?

While this program is currently offered in an entirely online format, if you would like to take an on-campus course, you just need an advisor or departmental approval to be registered. While we can’t guarantee acceptance to a specific course, it should in general be very possible to accomplish. Your advisor can help advocate for you in these cases. You will also need to take at least half of the courses in the modality to which you’ve applied (online). Since it’s a 10 course degree, you could take up to six (6) courses online and 4 on-campus.

How much does the program cost?

To calculate the program cost, use the NYU tuition calculator. Please note that this program is 30 credits and each course is usually 3 credits.

When filling out the calculator, use these prompts:

Are you a current student or a prospective student?

  • Prospective student

 Choose a level of enrollment:

  • Graduate

Select a semester:

  • The most current semester listed

Select a school:

  • Tandon School of Engineering

Select a program:

  • General
Does the program offer any financial assistance for potential students?

Merit (Emerging Tech):
Those who apply for our Emerging Technologies MS program will automatically be considered for limited partial scholarships offered by the program. Please note that NYU Tandon Digital Learning scholarships cannot be combined.

Industry Partners:
A 20% scholarship is available to our industry partners. Not sure you qualify? You can reach out to

Alumni Scholarship:
Our NYU alumnus qualify for a 20% scholarship to our online graduate programs.

Please note that Merit, Industry Partners, and Alumni scholarships cannot be combined.

Veteran’s Benefits:
For questions on what veteran benefits NYU accepts along with instructions on how to use your VA benefits, you can visit our For Veterans page.

Are there any upcoming information sessions or seminars I can attend?

To learn more and receive notifications about upcoming online seminars and info-sessions, please visit our Digital Learning events page.

Whom should I contact with additional questions?

Please contact our Digital Learning team at, text JOIN: to 877-642-7883 or call 646.997.3623.