Nanoscale Science - Admission Requirements

Admission to all SUNY Poly 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.

Application Materials Checklist

To apply submit the following materials to the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Graduate Admissions Office, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502

  • Online Application for Graduate Admission with a $60 application fee*
  • Official transcripts from colleges previously attended
  • Three academic or professional Reference Report Forms (Faculty can also include letters of recommendation with the report form)
  • Share this link if you would like your recommenders to be able to submit an electronic reference for you
  • Statement of Purpose Form
  • Résumé (can be submitted via email to
  • Submission of a GRE General Test score is strongly recommended but not required. CNSE evaluates all aspects of the application therefore a minimum score is not identified. (The SUNY Poly school code for score reporting is 2896)

*The application fee is waived for military veterans, active-duty military, reserve and guard members, and their spouses and dependents; SUNY Poly alumni; and current matriculated students.

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.
  • Complete financial affidavit form with appropriate certification.


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