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 (TOEFL PBT), 73 (IBT), 6.5 (IELTS), 95 (Duolingo).
We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2022. We do not admit students in spring. We will start accepting applications for Fall 2023 on October 1st and the application deadline is  March 17th, 2023 for Fall 2023 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.

Possible Transfer:

Unfortunately, you cannot apply for a transfer to our program but you must apply as a new student. Very few if any courses can be transferred to our program. All students must take all 6 of our course courses as well as our 1 project-capstone or thesis. Of the remaining 2-3 electives it may be possible to accept 1 or 2 courses if they meet a number of requirements including that they must be master's (not undergraduate) courses related to data science and they must not have significant overlap with our core courses.

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. 

Last Updated: 02/17/2023 18:23