Students are accepted into the MPS Program by application through the Cornell Graduate School. Admission is competitive. While there are no specific requirements as to previous areas of study or areas or years of work experience, the admissions committee looks for applicants with a strong academic background, as well as a proven record of relevant work and life experience. Admissions decisions are made by informed judgment, not formulas.
New students are accepted to begin the program in September and January. Applications must be completed by June 1 for consideration for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. Please be sure to follow the application guidelines, as some requirements (e.g., time line, supplemental essays) differ from what is listed in the general Graduate School instructions. Please contact the MPS Program office (212-340-2808) at the time of application with any questions.