Master of Engineering


Program Description

Master of Engineering

Cooper Union offers a Master of Engineering program that integrates work at the undergraduate and graduate levels and prepares graduates for entry into the engineering profession at an advanced level or for further graduate study.

Applying to The Cooper Union

Applications to the Master of Engineering program for the 2014-2015 academic year will be accepted through April 1, 2014.

Application Requirements:

  • B.E. or B.S. in an engineering discipline;
  • Official copies of school transcripts. This includes secondary (high school), college and university work;
  • GRE Scores (optional);
  • TOEFL Scores (if Bachelor’s Degree was taught in a language other than English);
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé (see below for detailed information)

In a separate document, please submit a résumé, listing any professional licensure or certification along with a statement indicating what areas of engineering you seek to study.

Be sure to outline any relevant academic honors or awards, teaching or work experiences, internships, publications, research, projects, websites, patents, or other evidence of creative scholarship.

Also, please list in the same document, any relevant graduate-level coursework taken and method of instruction [traditional, online, hybrid (mix of online and traditional)].

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree must be completed at Cooper Union (in addition to possible undergraduate deficiencies). Of these, not more than 6 credits may be undergraduate-level courses. The 30 credits offered for the degree must satisfy the following distribution:

The Major: 12 Credits minimum

A coherent concentration of graduate-level courses in the chosen department, which must include courses required by the department

The Minor: 12 Credits minimum

A concentration in an interdisciplinary area of engineering other than the chosen major

Thesis Project: 6 Credits

Total Credits: 30 Credits


Graduate Tuition The Cooper Union tuition charge for graduate students for 2013-2014 is $19,800 per semester. For 2013-2014, each registered graduate engineering student receives a full tuition scholarship.

School of Architecture 2013-2014: The Master of Architecture II program is a three-semester program. All admitted students will be assessed tuition. Graduate fellowships will be available for accepted students of exceptional merit and/or need.

School of Engineering 2014-2015: Students in the Master of Engineering program are charged $1,173 per credit; 30 credits total. Any admitted Cooper Union alumnus entering the graduate program in Fall 2014 is eligible for a half-tuition scholarship for two years of study. Merit-based scholarships will be available to a select group of highly accomplished applicants in every degree-granting department. The deadline to apply for Fall 2014 admission is April 1, 2014.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, established in 1859, is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher learning.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, established in 1859, is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher learning. Read less