The Master of Engineering degree is a coursework and project-oriented program. Prospective applicants can find additional information on our Admissions FAQ page.

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Alyssa Lopez, Engineering Management Distance Learning Program Coordinator

Application Deadlines:

Accelerated review deadline: February 1st

Standard deadline: March 20th

Extended deadline: May 1st

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Application Requirements: 

We admit applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a variety of STEM backgrounds. A minimum of two years of work experience is required. Accepted applicants have sequence of math that includes Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Differential Equations, and a Probability and Statistics course.

Admission is limited to US citizens, permanent residents, and individuals with a current valid US immigration status. Individuals who would require sponsorship to enter the US are not eligible for this degree. Please note that no Student Status Visa(s) or student immigration documentation can be issued at this time.

  • Online application
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Technical writing sample 
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Meet English Language Proficiency
  • Application fee
  • Resume

We will interview a select group of candidates prior to admission to the program. 

What we're looking for in the Academic Statement of Purpose:

  • Share your passion for Cornell: We are excited to hear what gets you excited about Cornell and the Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) program.
  • Highlight your strengths: This is the time to showcase you and how you will contribute to the Cornell Engineering Management community.

The Academic Statement of Purpose helps the admissions committee understand your academic objectives and determine if you are a good match for the program. The goal of this document is to impress upon the admissions committee that you have solid background and experience, and that you have the potential to be successful in graduate study. The Statement of Purpose is also a place, if necessary, to address any blemishes, gaps, or weaknesses in your academic record. In these situations, be honest but brief focusing on how you overcame obstacles, remained persistent in the pursuit of your goals and showed resilience. Share what you learned from the particular experience, and how it led you to become a better scholar or person.

What we’re looking for in the Personal Statement:

  • Be creative! We want to learn more about you in a fun, engaging way.
  • Highlight your potential to contribute to Cornell’s core values and to a community of belonging.

The Personal Statement is an opportunity to provide us with more information about you.  Please highlight any lived experiences or interactions – including successes, failures, conflicts, injustices, or journeys of self-discovery – that have significantly shaped or serve to demonstrate your problem solving, communication, collaboration and teamwork, leadership, maturity and self-awareness, endurance, and/or resilience.  

What we’re looking for in the Technical Writing Sample:

The Technical Writing Sample should have been written in the past 3 years, should be no more than 5,000 words and can include figures. We ask you to submit a technical writing sample that demonstrates your ability to synthesize and communicate quantitative information. Acceptable documents include but are not limited to a technical analysis, project or company report, white paper, published article, or projects/reports from a previous STEM course. If you were a coauthor, provide an introductory paragraph that specifically highlights your role and contribution. To maintain confidentiality, you can redact portions of the document containing sensitive information or data.  If redacting the technical writing sample, we respectfully request that you ensure the submission is coherent and allows the admissions team to make an informed decision about your abilities. 

English language proficiency requirement:

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum required level of English language proficiency in order to be considered for admission. More information is available on the M.Eng. Programs Application Guide.