MS-CEI Program Admissions

Submitting your application online

To apply, you must use our online application. When using the online application, you can submit all materials electronically.

The online procedure is user-friendly; however, if you have any questions regarding the application process, please view the GSAS Application Resource Center.

Note: You must arrange with the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to electronically submit GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores (if necessary) to our Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS). Our institution code for the GRE and TOEFL is 2596. You do not need to use a special department code for the GRE. The GRE is recommended for the MS-CIE program but is not mandatory. For IELTS, contact your test center directly and request that your test scores be sent electronically to New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York, NY. An institutional code is not required. The GMAT cannot be accepted as a substitute for the GRE.

If you are required to take the TOEFL, this examination requires you to list a department code that is most appropriate for your field of study or you can simply use code 99. However, do not use code 00 and do not leave this field blank. We will not receive your test scores if you report it this way.

To expedite the processing of your application, you may include the unofficial copies of your results on these tests. However, we must receive the official scores from ETS before the admissions deadline.

Applicants should note the following:

  1. There is no NYU or departmental based financial support for master's students.
  2. GRE scores are recommended but not required for the MS-CEI program.
  3. The MS-CEI program has only one admissions cycle and is a full-time, one-year program.

GSAS Admissions Deadlines for MS-CEI Program

Summer admission only; no financial aid.

  • November 16 deadline: decision by January 15
  • December 18 deadline: decision by February 15
  • January 18 deadline*: decision by March 15

* Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply by the January 18 deadline. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of submitting the application must apply no later than December 18. This will allow time to obtain a visa if offered admission.

The Admissions Evaluation Process

All regulations governing admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Science must be met by all those seeking admission to graduate study in the MS-CEI program. In particular, students must have an accredited baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in computer science, mathematics or engineering with strong programming, analytical and technical skills. We also expect students to have a strong passion for entrepreneurship.

The following items are required:

  • A completed application, including a Statement of Purpose. The Statement of Purpose should demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship and innovation including prior experiences with innovation, product development and entrepreneurial activities.
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one academic and one professional)
  • GRE scores recommended (GMAT or LSAT will not be accepted)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for any student whose native language or medium of undergraduate instruction is not English
  • A resume or CV that describes your work experience

Successful applicants to the MS program in Computing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship will generally have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Strong academic credentials with good grades in relevant technical and mathematical courses
  • Positive, specific recommendations
  • Strong work or project experience that demonstrates innovation skills and product development
  • A passion for entrepreneurship demonstrated by prior experience
  • TOEFL, if required, above 620 (paper) or 260 (computer), or 100 (TOEFLI)
  • IELTS, if required, minimum band score of 7.0

Where to Get Further Information

For general admissions inquiries for the PhD and MS programs, including troubleshooting the online application:

For admissions inquiries specific to the MS-CEI Program:

For information regarding open houses for prospective Master's students