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Requirements for Admission to a CNSE Graduate Program
Admission to all CNSE graduate programs requires an earned Baccalaureate
degree or equivalent in the physical, chemical, biological, or computer
sciences, mathematics, or engineering. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of a
maximum of 4.0) is strongly recommended.
To be considered for admission, qualified individuals must submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- A complete UAlbany Application for Degree Graduate Study
- Official transcripts from all previous institutions of higher education
- An official score report for the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE)*. The institutional code for
UAlbany is 2532. Because CNSE evaluates all elements of an individual's
application, minimum required scores are not identified. Please note that GREs are not required for admission but are highly recommended.
- Minimum of three complete
recommendations for graduate study from past instructors, mentors,
advisors, or managers who are able to assess the applicant's potential
for success in graduate education and research
- A statement of purpose describing one's motivation for graduate study in the selected program
- Current résumé
- Complete UAlbany Graduate Assistant /
Fellowship Application (All applicants submitting a complete UAlbany
Graduate Assistant / Fellowship Application will be considered for
full-time research assistantships and tuition scholarships. Funding is
not guaranteed with admission.)
- Appropriate application fee
International Applicants are required to submit the following additional materials:
- Applicants whose native language is
other than English must submit an official score report for the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) demonstrating a minimum score of
100 (internet based), 250 (computer-based) or 600 (paper-based) OR the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 7.5. The
Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for UAlbany is 2532.
- Complete financial affidavit form with appropriate certifications
*Submission of GRE scores is required for applicants to the MS-MBA
program. Submission of GRE scores for applicants to the MS and PhD
programs is strongly recommended.
To ensure full consideration for financial support, your application for admission into a CNSE graduate program should be received by February 1 for Fall admission and December 1 for Spring admission. Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on an individual basis.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to check with UAlbany’s Graduate Admissions Office to make sure your application materials have all been received: http://www.albany.edu/graduate/check_status.php.
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To learn more about admissions into the CNSE undergraduate program, please visit the undergraduate admissions page.