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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.

Application Deadlines

  • Our Spring 2025 and Fall 2025 application is expected to open September 1, 2024.

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 letters of recommendation are required. Academic or professional recommendations are 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 via email after you submit your application.
  • Resume
    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.