Graduate Admissions

Columbia Engineering offers you the opportunity to become a leader in your profession, learning from professors shaping the world of tomorrow. Join us and explore the academic options available to students looking to pursue a Master of Science, Doctoral, or Certificate program.

Graduate Student Services

Our office assists graduate students in navigating their academic trajectories from registration to graduation. Learn more about our academic policies and procedures for Master of Science and Doctoral programs.  

Graduate Student Life

From their first day on campus to the Class Day and Graduation celebrations, Graduate students participate in breakthrough research, social events encouraging interpersonal relationships with peers and alumni, educational opportunities to learn from esteemed faculty, and professional development initiatives to prepare students for careers after graduation.

The Office of Graduate Student Affairs serves prospective, admitted and current graduate students at Columbia Engineering. From application to graduation, and everything in between, we provide resources, advisement, and support for the graduate engineering student body.

"At Columbia Engineering, we offer a wide range of top ranked Master's and PhD programs that attract a diverse group of talented students from all over the United States and all around the world, and that are designed to prepare you to become a leader and an innovator in your field.

Our academic programs build on the rigor of our curriculum, world-class discipline-based and interdisciplinary research, deep collaborations with sister schools at Columbia (e.g. Columbia Business School, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Law School, and the Pullitzer School of Journalism), and our strong partnerships with industry.

These programs are enhanced by an effective Graduate Career Placement Center and a one in-a-kind Professional Development and Leadership program that includes career development workshops and professional development seminars, as well as a diverse set of networking events with alumni, faculty, and students.

Our School’s ranking as the top engineering school in the Ivy League and our inspirational Columbia Engineering for Humanity vision are two of many indicators of our excellence and our responsibility to lead the engineering field globally."

—Professor Soulaymane Kachani 
Senior Vice Dean, Columbia Engineering

GSA Events

GSA hosts social, academic, and recruitment events throughout the year. Take a look at the fun we have!

Engineering Wellness

Engineering Wellness provides resources and services in order to promote general wellness for students.
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Begin Your Application

Explore the options available to students looking to pursue a Master of Science, Doctoral, or Certificate program at Columbia Engineering.

Professional Development and Leadership

The Professional Development and Leadership (PDL) program empowers and educates Columbia engineers to maximize performance and achieve their full potential to become engineering leaders of today and tomorrow.

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Student Affairs
Graduate Admissions

[email protected] | 212-854-4688

500 W. 120th Steet, #1220
New York, NY 10027 

Graduate Student Affairs

[email protected] | 212-854-6438

500 W. 120th Steet, #530
New York, NY 10027 

Learn more about the Graduate Student Affairs team


At the Graduate Student Affairs Office, we believe in fostering an academic community that is welcoming and inclusive for students of all backgrounds. Learn about our annual events and our student resources designed to promote a more inclusive and diverse student body.