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Due to the Covid 19 health crisis Cornell University is currently operating on remote status. Please use email to contact the Computer Science Master of Engineering Program until further notice. 

NEWS: New Diversity Scholarship for CS M.Eng applicants established: Click for information on how to apply for fall 2021. 

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program in Computer Science is a two-semester professional degree program designed to enhance practical skills. It roughly involves six courses and a project.

Flexible requirements make it possible to realize a broad range of CS-related career possibilities.  The program is energized by the diversity of research within the department and across the campus. If you majored in CS or a related field as an undergraduate, then the program can be used to deepen your technical expertise. The program also works for those students who "minored" in CS and who wish to push the computing envelope in their undergraduate field of study, e.g., chemistry, civil engineering, sociology, etc. Students with entrepreneurial ambitions can take specially designed courses from the Johnson Graduate School of Management. They can also develop projects that respond to IT needs that surface all over campus. Students who have limited or no formal CS coursework should review our pre-requisite information available here and make sure they have met those requirements before applying.

The application deadline for fall 2021 applications has passed. Completed applications should have been submitted by February 1, 2021. Applications will no longer be considered for fall 2021. The spring 2022 application will be released in mid-August 2021 and the deadline will be October 1, 2021.

Cornell Tech in New York City also offers a Master of Engineering Program in Computer Science. The program incorporates both technical and business classes and focuses on entrepreneurial thinking. For more information on the programs offered at Cornell Tech and the admission process, please visit

The Department of Computer Science also offers a  very small two-year Master of Science Program. If you are interested in a Research Master's degree, please visit the informational pages on the MS in CS.