Explore the options available to students looking to pursue a Master of Science, Doctoral, or Certificate program at Columbia Engineering.

 

Before You Start

If you have not done so already, review the Application Requirements prior to beginning your application.

Questions?

Do you have questions on the application or the admissions process? Review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

FAQ

Nondegree Registration

Individuals interested in enrolling in graduate coursework at Columbia Engineering as nondegree students should consider our One-Term Nondegree program. 
 
Enrollment for the One-Term Nondegree program will take place during the first week of the semester. Students may obtain the application from the Office of Graduate Student Affairs, located in 1220 Mudd. For submission, course instructors' approval is required and space is not guarenteed. One-Term Nondegree students will be permitted to take a maximum of two graduate engineering courses in any one term, or within the period of one academic year.  For more information, please contact us at seasgradmit@columbia.edu.  

Read below to determine the application that will best suit your academic goals. Applicants may not submit more than one application per academic term.

On-Campus Programs

On-Campus MS and PhD Programs

On-Campus Certificate and Professional Degrees

Select your desired program below to be directed to the appropriate application.

Certificate in Data Science

The Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Sciences prepares students to expand their career prospects or change career paths by developing foundational data science skills.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Undergraduate degree
  2. Prior quantitative coursework (calculus, linear algebra, etc.)
  3. Prior introductory to computer programming coursework

 

Certificate in Medical Physics

Our Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) accredited Certificate of Professional Achievement in Medical Physics is designed for professionals who have a PhD in physics or a related discipline and who wish to become eligible to apply for the medical physics examinations given by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Doctoral degree in physics, applied physics, or one of the physical sciences
  2. Undergraduate degree in physics, or substantive physics training 

Professional Degree; Engineer of Mines

The program is designed for engineers who wish to do advanced work beyond the level of the M.S. degree but who do not desire to emphasize research.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Undergraduate engineering degree
  2. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  3. GRE Scores

Professional Degree; Metallurgical Engineer

The program is designed for engineers who wish to do advanced work beyond the level of the M.S. degree but who do not desire to emphasize research.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Undergraduate engineering degree
  2. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  3. GRE Scores

Columbia University Student/Alumni Options

MS Express

The MS Express application is a simplified process of applying to Columbia Engineering's Master of Science programs available to currently enrolled seniors at Columbia Engineering, Columbia College, Barnard, General Studies and young alumni (young alumni are students who graduated from Columbia Engineering, Columbia College, Barnard, or General Studies within the last three years). A minimum cumulative 3.50 GPA is required.

Columbia Engineering undergraduates and young alumni may apply to any engineering MS program using the express application. Applicants from Columbia College, Barnard, or General Studies should refer to this chart to determine eligibilty.

Application Requirements:
Official transcripts
Personal statement
Resume or CV
Contact information for three reference providers
Non-refundable $85 application fee

Apply using the MS Express Application.

Integrated BS/MS Programs

The Integrated BS/MS Program is offered in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The program is open only to Columbia University juniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.40. After earning the BS degree, students are able to seamlessly proceed toward earning their MS degree. Merging the BS and MS programs allows Columbia students to earn the MS degree in a very flexible and efficient manner.

Application Requirements:
Official transcripts
Personal statement
Resume or CV
Contact information for three reference providers
No application fee required

Apply to an Integrated BS/MS program.

Barnard 4+1 Pathways for Accelerated Graduate Study

The Barnard 4+1 Pathway is offered to current Barnard College juniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher to apply to Master's programs in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, and Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Students should inquire with Beyond Barnard and plan on attending an introductory information sessions for the unique 4+1 Pathway they may be interested in pursuing. Each introductory session will be led by faculty advisors, who will be available to provide an overview of the program and its requirements, the admission process, and to advise students. Deadline: December 1st of Junior year

Application Requirements:
Official transcripts
Personal statement
Resume or CV
Contact information for three reference providers
 

Apply using the Barnard 4+1 Application.

MD-MS in Biomedical Engineering

The Doctor of Medicine/Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MD/MS) dual degree program is an integrated program offered between the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.  The purpose of this program is to supplement the current training of medical students with world-class training in biomedical engineering at the graduate-level.  This interdisciplinary educational experience will prepare students to become innovative leaders in science, engineering, and medicine.  The program is open to a select group of Columbia medical students and makes possible the earning of both the MD and MS degree in 5 years (4 years for the MD program, 1 year for the MS program).  The program allows for 6 pts from the MD degree, through completion of anatomy coursework, counted toward the Master of Science degree requirements.

Application Requirements:

Current status of third year MD student at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University
Official transcripts
Personal statement
Resume or CV
Contact information for three reference providers
No application fee required

Apply to the MD/MS program. Be sure to select "MS Express" under Application Type, "Biomedical Engineering"  under Department, and "Doctor of Medicine / Master of Science" under Degree.

Online Learning

Columbia Video Network

Since its inception in 1986, Columbia Video Network (CVN) has been leading the field of online learning, enabling thousands of working professionals and remotely-located students to benefit from our part-time, online graduate engineering degree and certificate programs without having to come on campus.

Learn more about the programs offered by CVN.

Note, students may not submit applications to both on-campus and online programs.