Each application is considered in its entirety and in comparison with other applications of the same admissions cycle. All materials must be submitted and/or uploaded through the online application system.
- The Fall 2024 application is now open. The round 1 deadline for Fall 2024 is December 15, 2023. The round 2 deadline for Fall 2024 is January 15, 2024.
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.
Two letters of recommendation are required. Academic or professional recommendations are accepted. Letters of recommendation need to be submitted via the applicant's online application.
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 via email after you submit your application.
All applicants are required to submit a resume with their application.
- Academic Statement of Purpose
The academic statement of purpose is one of your primary opportunities to help the admissions committee understand your academic objectives and determine if you are a good match for the program.
- Personal Statement
The personal statement allows you to provide the admissions committee with a sense of who you are as a whole person, and you should use it to describe how your personal background and experiences influenced your decision to pursue a graduate degree.
- TOEFL or IELTS Scores
Visit the Graduate School Admissions site for more information regarding the English language proficiency requirement, including standing exemptions.