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.


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


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 Programs

Select your desired certificate 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 

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.

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.