The deadline for applications for spring 2024 admission was October 1, 2023. We are no longer accepting applications for spring.
  • All complete applications received by the deadline have been processed and reviewed. Decisions were sent out in early November.

Fall 2024 application dates:

  • The application form, all undergraduate transcripts, and statements of purpose must be received by February 1, 2024

  • Test scores and LORs should be received by February 1, 2024, however, we will accept these up to two weeks past the deadline. Please be sure to include your "self-reported" scores on your application. 
Financial Aid:
The Department of Computer Science does not offer financial aid for the M.Eng Program. Students are expected to secure their own funding.
  • Students in the CS M.Eng Program are not eligible for College of Engineering financial awards.
    • Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science offers a limited number of diversity scholarships.
    • Read more about CS M.Eng Diversity Scholarships here: Diversity Scholarship
    • Review of applications for Diversity Scholarship awards will be conducted once all admission decisions have been finalized. Only applicants who are offered admission will be considered. 
      • CS M.Eng Diversity Scholarships are available to fall entrants only.
All application material must be submitted through Cornell's Graduate Admissions online application system. 


Required application material:
  • Application
  • Two letters of recommendation (one for current Cornell students)
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended (even if transfer courses are included on your final transcript.)
  • Academic Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    • Your SOP should include your academic interests, your academic background, preparation, and training, including any relevant professional experiences, your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in computer science, and your professional goals.
  • Personal Statement
    • Your Personal Statement should provide the admissions committee with a sense of you as a whole person, and you should use it to describe how your background and experiences influenced your decision to pursue a graduate degree.

    • Additionally, it should provide insight into your potential to contribute to a community of inclusion, belonging, and respect where scholars representing diverse backgrounds, perspectives, abilities, and experiences can learn and work productively and positively together. 

    • We recommend using this space to explicitly describe any obstacles you have overcome in your life's journey and how you overcame these obstacles and persevered to reach your goals.

  • Resume or CV

Not required:
  • GRE test scores
  • Writing sample

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NOTES on Applying:

  • The deadline for Applications for fall 2024 is February 1, 2024.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered without pre-approval by the CS MEng Admissions Team
  • We do NOT do rolling admissions.
  • We do not begin reviewing applications until our published deadline has passed.
  • We will not review an application until all required materials are received.
  • We rarely consider any internal transfers from students admitted to other MEng Programs. If you have applied for and been offered admission to another MEng program, you will need to wait until you have completed one full semester of your admitting program before requesting approval for a Change of Program. Should your change of program request be approved, whether we count any of the credits earned towards your first-degree program will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you are interested in applying to the CS MEng Program at Cornell Tech in New York City, please use their application found here They offer a separate program with a different admissions process.

If you cannot find the answer to your questions about the CS MEng Program at Cornell University on our web pages, please get in touch with the Computer Science Master of Engineering Program Office via e-mail.

General program questions: CS M.Eng Office

Questions about applying and the admission process: CS M.Eng Admissions

If you want to discuss the admissions process via Zoom: