Master’s of Science in Computing, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MS-CEI)

The MS-CEI program is a Master's degree in Computing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, combining computer science courses from the Courant Institute (Graduate School of Arts and Science) and business courses from the Stern School of Business.

Located in the heart of one of the world's most inspiring and influential cities, NYU's MS-CEI is a great environment to turn ideas into business realities. Designed to train future generations of technology entrepreneurs in the fundamentals of computer science and entrepreneurship, this one year immersive program aims to help meet the changing technological challenges of today and motivate students to reshape their thinking for tomorrow.

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  • Who should apply?

    This program is specifically designed for students who already have strong technical skills (programming and analytical) and a passion for solving problems using technology. The core program is modeled for students who have finished an undergraduate degree or have a strong professional background in computer science, electrical engineering, economics or mathematics disciplines with deep experience in programming and have analytical and mathematical skills. Another key ingredient we look for in students is the passion for pursuing entrepreneurship and making a difference in this world. Having work experience in the innovation sector does have a significant weightage in the admissions process. Learn more.

  • How do I apply?

    To apply, you must use our online application (available here). When using the online application, you can submit all materials electronically.

    The online procedure is user-friendly; however, if you have any questions regarding the application process, please view the GSAS Application Resource Center.

    Note: You must arrange with the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to electronically submit GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores (if necessary) to our Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS). Our institution code for the GRE and TOEFL is 2596. You do not need to use a special department code for the GRE. The GRE is recommended for the MS-CIE program but is not mandatory. For IELTS, contact your test center directly and request that your test scores be sent electronically to New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York, NY. An institutional code is not required. The GMAT cannot be accepted as a substitute for the GRE.

    If you are required to take the TOEFL, this examination requires you to list a department code that is most appropriate for your field of study or you can simply use code 99. However, do not use code 00 and do not leave this field blank. We will not receive your test scores if you report it this way.

    To expedite the processing of your application, you may include the unofficial copies of your results on these tests. However, we must receive the official scores from ETS before the admissions deadline.

    Applicants should note the following:

    • There is no NYU or departmental based financial support for master's students.
    • GRE scores are recommended but not required for the MS-CEI program.
    • The MS-CEI program has only one application deadline and is a full-time, one-year program.

    Deadline for Summer 2018 is December 18, 2017. Learn more.