Admissions - Distance Learning
Two years of work experience
Applicants must document at least two years of work experience in a relevant field to be eligible to enroll in the distance learning degree program.
Statement of purpose
A one or two page statement stating your reasons for undertaking graduate work, as well as an explanation of your academic interests, including their relation to your undergraduate study and professional goals.
Transcripts from each college or university previously attended.
- 1 professional writing sample
A combination of three letters of recommendation, professional and academic.
Official GRE general test scores (optional)
Please make sure to indicate the University code (2098) when submitting your scores.
Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
TOEFL or IETLS scores are required from international applicants.
The minimum sub-scores for each element of the TOEFL iBT as outlined by the Graduate School: Writing – 20, Listening – 15, Reading – 20, Speaking – 22. The minimum overall score for the IETLS is 7.0. For further information on this requirement as well as exemptions, please visit the Graduate School website.
Undergraduate degree requirements
Required degree in engineering, mathematics, or science, conferred by an accredited college or university.
Application fee of $105
Cornell University expects all applicants to complete their application materials without the use of paid agents, credentials services, or other paid professional assistance. The use of such services violates University policy, and may lead to the rejection of application materials, the revocation of an admissions offer, cancellation of admission, or involuntary withdrawal from the University.
We will begin accepting applications for the summer 2020 cohort on October 1, 2019 and will accept applications until March 1, 2020.
We would love to hear from you.
If you would like to speak with us or schedule a video conference meeting please contact: Tania Sharpsteen, Program Coordinator