Our programs of study combine the best in engineering research and scholarship with collaborative study and opportunities across disciplines. Whatever discipline you choose, you will be able to develop your research skills and enhance your career.

Program Benefits

The broad range of master's programs offers you many ways to further your academic and professional goals.

Faster Track to Earning Your Master of Science

You can earn your Columbia Engineering master’s degree quickly: Full-time students can complete the program in just three semesters.

Obtain a Great Job and Launch Your Career

The Graduate Career Placement Team is dedicated to coaching you in the job search process. The Professional Development and Leadership course offers special workshops, labs, competitions, and courses that build your professional skills, your network, and your confidence.

Live and Learn in NYC

You’ll live and work in the center of finance, arts, media, and research. Learn more about the advantages of living and working in New York City.

Your Program of Study

Get an in-depth look at the master of science program of study you are most interested in, including student insight, research opportunities, and faculty collaboration.

Other Degree Options


The Combined BS-MS Degree 

Students at affiliated liberal arts institutions can take advantage of our 4-2 combined plan program to pursue a master of science degree at Columbia Engineering after completing their undergraduate degree. 

Dual Degree and Joint Programs

Our cross-disciplinary academic environment offers several dual degree and joint degree master's programs of study. Engineering master’s degree students can earn combined degrees with the Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, or the School of Journalism. Learn more about the Columbia Engineering Dual Degree and Joint Programs

Integrated BS-to-MS Program

Save time and earn your BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering through our Integrated Degree Program.

Scientist-to-Engineer Program

Students with an undergraduate degree in a non-engineering discipline who want to pursue an MS in chemical engineering may be admitted with Scientist to Engineer (S2E) status. Learn more about the Scientist to Engineer option.

Columbia Video Network

Since its inception in 1986, Columbia Video Network (CVN) has be en leading the field of online learning, enabling thousands of working professionals and remotely-located students to benefit from our part-time, online graduate engineering degree and certificate programs without having to come on campus.

Degree Requirements

The master of science program is strongly oriented to collaborative research and a well-balanced program of study. Your work will result in a broad grounding in your selected concentration, along with in-depth knowledge in your specific area of specialization. Learn about the requirements to earn a master of science degree.


See the list of master’s degree areas of study and go to our master’s degree application.