M.Eng. Admissions

Master of Engineering Admissions in Chemical Engineering:


Please note: Admission decisions for the fall semester will be sent via email as the decisions are made. Decisions are not processed all at one time.

Admissions Deadlines: 
Fall 2024 deadline: May 26, 2024
We do not offer admission any other time other than the fall.

Students interested in pursuing the Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering apply through the Cornell University ApplyWeb portal on the Graduate School website. Admission is then determined by faculty members in Chemical Engineering.

 A completed online application includes: 

  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official English language proficiency test scores (if applicable)
  • Résumé

GRE scores are not required.

Additional information may be submitted within the supplementary information section of the application.  We do not require a writing sample for the M.Eng. application, and prefer not to have research papers submitted. This is not a research program.  

Other resources:


Please note: When filling out the application, the Proposed Field of Study and Program Name is Chemical Engineering, M.Eng.

Follow the link to Cornell's Graduate School ApplyWeb Online Application.

The Cornell University Graduate School application must be submitted online. Information regarding current application fees and payment options can be found at the Application Guide for the M.Eng. Programs.

Academic Statement of Purpose

This should describe your objectives in pursuing the Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree program in chemical engineering. If you are interested in pursuing a specific specialization within the M.Eng. program, i.e., computational informatics, product design, etc., please state specific reasons why you wish to be considered for that specialization.

Personal Statement

This short essay complements your academic statement of purpose and should be reflective, describing your personal motivations and sharing insights into your potential contributions to the Cornell M.Eng. community. Explain how your background has influenced your decision to pursue a professional degree.


Please include an up-to-date résumé where requested in the on-line application.


Please upload a copy of a transcript from each college or university you have attended in the online application. Please do not send transcripts through the postal mail. Official transcripts will be requested for admitted students only.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required for application to the Chemical Engineering M.Eng. program. At least two of the three letters should preferably be from academic contacts. Any letters from professional references should specifically describe your accomplishments. Electronic recommendation requests are generated in the process of submitting the online application.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

GREs are not required.


Please see the English Language Proficiency section of the M.Eng. Programs Application Guide.

GPA Minimum Requirements

The Master of Engineering Programs sets a minimum grade point average of 2.7/4.0 for admission. Our admissions committee takes a holistic view of applications.

Financial Aid and Tuition

Current tuition rates and fees can be found at the Bursar's Office website, in the row for "Professional Degree Tier 1" programs.

Please see the Paying for Your Degree page for more information about Fellowships, Scholarships, and Loans available to M.Eng. students.