The Graduate Admissions team is committed to recruiting talented and promising students from all backgrounds. Each year, the Graduate Student Affairs Office attends multiple conferences and events to increase the number of graduate students from historically underrepresented groups in engineering and applied science disciplines. Please visit our Admissions Events page for more information. 


The Graduate Student Affairs office also sponsors annual diversity recruitment events including Engineering Achievers in Graduate Education (EngAGE) and the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) conference. 


We are recruiting the brightest and most motivated undergraduates interested in pursuing doctoral studies through our MS-PhD Track Program, which offers the opportunity to earn the master’s degree while on the path to the doctoral degree.

WISE Conference

For more information on the annual conference, please visit our website. 


We are looking for the brightest young engineers and applied scientists interested in pursuing a PhD in engineering or applied science disciplines to attend an all-expense paid weekend in New York City for the Columbia Engineering EngAGE program. EngAGE is designed to help prepare you for your future at Columbia Engineering by introducing you to our faculty and students as well as our world-class facilities and renowned campus in one of the most exciting cities in the world.  We will also provide information and successful strategies from our graduate admissions professionals to help you prepare a competitive graduate school application.


Who is Eligible?

Priority will be given to college juniors from historically underrepresented groups. Columbia University is committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and more. New York is one of the most diverse cities in the world and, no matter your background, you will find an academic home here with us.

The mission of Columbia Engineering is to educate socially responsible engineering and applied science leaders whose work results in the betterment of the human condition, locally, nationally, and globally. To achieve our mission, we are recruiting the brightest and most motivated undergraduates interested in pursuing doctoral studies through our MS-PhD Track Program, which offers the opportunity to earn the master’s degree while on the path to the doctoral degree.


When is the event?

Thursday, March 5 - Saturday, March 7, 2020

The annual EngAGE weekend is held through a Thursday to Saturday format to provide you with the unique opportunity to experience Columbia Engineering campus life. 


What’s included?

In addition to an all-expense paid weekend in New York City, you will meet with our admissions staff and learn how to prepare a competitive graduate school application.  You will also meet faculty with similar research interests to your own and spend time with current graduate students to gain their perspective on the benefits of being a Columbia University graduate student.


How do I apply?

Application Requirements: Complete and submit the Columbia Engineering EngAGE application.

-Transcripts, Statement of Purpose, & Resume should be uploaded to the online application. 


-1 Letter of Recommendation should be emailed directly to by the recommendation provider. The recommendation should come from faculty.

For more information about EngAGE, please contact Bianca Matthew. 



Applications for the 2020 EngAGE program will open Fall 2019. To apply to the 2020 EngAGE program, please complete the online application. 


Application Timeline

Dec. 13: Application portal will open and be available to all. 

January 13: Priority dealine. 

Janauary 22: Final application deadline.

January 31: Admission decisions will be released.

*Please note that faculty recommendation letters are due by Sunday, January 26.

WISE Conference

The WISE Conference is designed to educate and inspire women from all backgrounds to prepare for and pursue graduate degrees and careers in the fields of science and engineering. Conference attendees will learn about the challenges, opportunities, and the rewards of being a woman engineer or scientist. Join us for a day of programming to celebrate and promote women in science and engineering!

Conference Sessions:

  • Columbia Engineering Faculty Speakers
  • Columbia Engineering Alumni Speakers
  • Columbia Graduate Student Panelists
  • Admissions & Financial Aid Advice
  • Exclusive Lab Tours
  • Free Continental Lunch 

2019 Agenda:

  • Columbia Engineering Faculty and Alumni Speakers
  • Graduate Admissions Information Session
  • Funding Your Graduate Education Workshop
  • Career Possibilities in STEM Workshop
  • Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome Workshop
  • Graduate Student Panel
  • Faculty Panel 
  • Lab Tours