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FSC - NYIT Agreement Information

We are excited to announce a new agreement between New York Institute of Technology and Farmingdale State College that allows qualified Farmingdale State students automatic admission into select graduate programs in the NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

Farmingdale students who graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.85 and meet other admissions criteria can continue their education at New York Tech in five of the school’s 30-credit M.S. degree programs: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. All of the master’s programs are offered at New York Tech’s Long Island (Old Westbury) and New York City (Manhattan) campuses, except Mechanical Engineering, which is offered at the Long Island campus exclusively.

Farmingdale students taking advantage of this automatic admission program will also be eligible for priority registration as well as generous financial aid packages, scholarships of up to $3,000 per year, and graduate and research assistantships that provide partial tuition remission. They will also benefit from the ability to participate in federally funded research, access to the school’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), lifetime access to career services resources, and a strong network of alumni with leadership positions in technology and related fields.

Why Consider Graduate School?

Graduate degrees add an advantage to first-time job applicants because they have acquired more specialization in the course of their advanced degrees. There is also a faster path to career advancement for those who have completed graduate degrees in their respective fields. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) maintains updated annual salary statistics for college/university graduates. According to the latest data, the national average starting salaries for graduates of Master’s degrees in engineering and computers science as compared to those with Bachelor’s degrees are significantly higher. This is noteworthy that the cost of a Master’s program can be covered just in potential salary increases in about two years. Salary projection information is provided in the following links:


Salaries - Computer Science

  • Source: NACE Starting Salary Survey – Winter 2023 edition
  • Source: Payscale – Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Computer Science (CS) Degree
  • Source: Payscale - Masters of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) Degree

Salaries - Cyber Security

  • Source: Payscale – Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Computer Science (CS) Degree
  • Source: Ziprecruiter – Cybersecurity Annual Salary

Salaries: ECE

  • Source: NACE Starting Salary - Winter 2023 Edition

* The figures reported are for base salaries only and do not include bonuses, commissions, fringe benefits, or overtime rates.

Graduate Admission Virtual Info Sessions

New York Institute Technology has arranged dedicated, live, virtual information sessions for the Farmingdale State College students interested in taking advantage of this partnership between our institutions. Sign up for the information sessions below: 

  • Register: Tuesday, March 19, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Register: Tuesday, April 16, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

If you cannot make these dedicated sessions, join us for upcoming general graduate admission information sessions, by visiting NYIT graduate admissions event page for more information and registration for this virtual event along with future event dates. 

Find Out More 

Visit the NYIT website for more information about this partnership or contact

Ready to apply for automatic admission to our graduate programs? Apply now!

Both Farmingdale State College and New York Institute of Technology remain committed to providing pathways to success to their graduates. We hope that many of you would consider this opportunity to pursue graduate degrees in your fields of interest.

Program Contacts

Barbara Christe, PhD
Dean, School of Engineering Technology
Farmingdale State College
T. 934-420-2256

Christopher Springston
Assistant Director - Graduate Advisement Engineering & Computer Sciences | New York Institute of Technology

T. 516.686.4912
Harry J. Schure Hall | Room 223 | Old Westbury Campus 

school of engineering technology

Lupton Hall, Room 138E


Barbara Christe


Bahar Zoghi
Asst Dean of School of Eng & Acting Chair of CET


Linda Vitale
Instructional Support Associate

Last Modified 3/6/24