Requirements for Admission to the Data Science and Engineering (DSE) Program

  • A Bachelor's degree in MathematicsScience or Engineering from an accredited institution of higher education
  • A minimum 3.0 / "B" grade average
  • General requirements include:
    • Two semesters of Calculus (preferably 3, including Vector Calculus)
    • Probability and Statistics (preferably 2 semesters)
    • Linear Algebra
    • Programming course (preferred knowledge of Python)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
  • GRE scores are optional
Applicants with degrees in other fields may qualify for admission to the program, depending on their experience and academic background. 
Students with baccalaureate degrees from non-English-speaking countries must submit TOEFL / IELTS scores - minimum 533 (PBT), 73 (IBT) or 6.
Extended Deadline May 1st 2021 for Fall 2021.
After May 1st 2021, the next admissions will be for admissions for Fall 2022 and the application deadline will be January 31st, 2022 and we do not accept non-degree admission.

Master's Degree Application Process:

Prospective Master's degree students must complete The City College of New York application process.


Important Note to Applicants:

Applicants are encouraged to identify CCNY DSE mentors in a domain of their interest. Evidence of a potential match will be considered during admission. Be sure to include domain interest and any communication with a potential CCNY mentor in your personal statement.