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Each application is considered in its entirety and in comparison with other applications for the same class. The admissions committee, composed of faculty members from all concentrations, review the applications carefully and consider many factors in admissions decisions. All materials must be submitted and/or uploaded through the online application system. Please review the frequently asked questions for more information.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring and Fall 2023
    • Spring and Fall 2023 Admissions open August 15th!
    • Spring Deadline: October 15th
    • Fall 2023 Round 1 Deadline: December 15th
    • Fall 2023 Round 2 Deadline: January 15th
    • Contact ilrgradapplicant@cornell.edu for application options

Application Requirements

  • Transcripts
    Upon submission of your application, you must upload unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities you've attended. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, or an equivalent international degree. (See Cornell's list of International Degree Equivalencies) There is no specific minimum grade point average used as a cut-off, although undergraduate coursework and grades are a factor in the admission decisions. Please note that admitted applicants who accept their offer will be required to submit official electronic  transcripts to the Graduate School Admissions Office.
  • Recommendations
    Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Academic or professional recommendations are also accepted. Letters of recommendation need to be submitted via the applicant's online application.
  • Interview
    After submitting an application for the MILR program, you will be invited to record an online video interview. For your convenience, our interview questions have been pre-recorded so that you can complete your responses at any time. The video interview is part of a holistic assessment that will be considered alongside your completed application. Detailed information about the video interviews will be provided by email after you submit your application.
  • Resume
    All applicants are required to submit a resume with their application.
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
    All applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose with their application.
  • GRE or GMAT Scores
    The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) test scores are not required for the spring 2023 and fall 2023 admission cycle.
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores Required for all international students, unless you meet the criteria for an exception.