Application Requirements

To apply to an Engineering@Vanderbilt program, you will need to submit a number of items prior to the final application deadline. Both the M.S. in computer science and M.Eng. in engineering management programs require the following application items:

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose: One required statement of purpose and one optional personal statement
  • Letters of Recommendation: Three are required
  • No application fee is required
  • No GRE scores are required to apply. However, you may submit them if you feel it would strengthen your application. Scores can be sent using GRE institution code 1871.

Submitting Transcripts

Copies of official transcripts from your previously attended colleges or universities are required to apply to Engineering@Vanderbilt programs. These are needed for the admissions committee to review your application and make an admission decision. If you are admitted, you will need to provide official copies of your transcripts prior to the start of classes.

Official transcripts should be mailed directly from your institutions’ registrar’s office. Have official transcripts mailed to:

Vanderbilt University
Application Processing Center
PO Box 30096 025-002
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s), through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution, or delivered in the original sealed envelope from the institution(s). If a transcript appears to have been opened, unencrypted or downloaded by any party other than Vanderbilt University Application Processing Center, it will be marked as unofficial.

Institutions that use electronic transcript services can send your official transcript to

Statement of Purpose

To apply to an Engineering@Vanderbilt program, you are required to write a statement of purpose in response to the following prompt:

In a brief statement, outline your reasons for undertaking graduate study, your future plans, and any additional information that may aid the admissions committee in evaluating your relevant experiences and aptitude for graduate study at Vanderbilt University.

Admission Qualifications

M.S. in computer science: To qualify for admission to the online master’s in computer science program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in computing, or a computing-related field in engineering or natural science, or hold a bachelor’s degree in another subject but have significant experience in computer science and programming.

Students are expected to have strong programming experience. Experience in at least one of the following computing languages is suggested: Java, JavaScript, Python, C++, Objective C, Swift, C#, Kotlin, Clojure, Ruby, Haskell, or Scala.

M.Eng. in engineering management: To qualify for admission to the online master’s in engineering management program, you must hold an undergraduate degree in engineering or a STEM field, and it is preferred that you have at least two years of professional experience in a relevant position.

To learn more about Engineering@Vanderbilt programs and admissions requirements, contact our admissions team at or (855) 636-9877.

Upcoming Deadline

Classes StartEarly Priority Application DeadlinePriority Application DeadlineFinal Application Deadline
May 2023
January 13, 2023
February 10, 2023
March 10, 2023

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