Cornell University Graduate School

Cornell University Graduate School
Cornell University Graduate School
Cornell University Seal
Established 1909
Type Private
Dean Barbara Knuth
Postgraduates 4,971[1]
Location Ithaca, New York, USA

The Cornell University Graduate School confers most professional and research master's degrees and doctoral degrees in various fields of study for the university. The departments under which instruction and research take place are housed in Cornell's other schools and colleges. The administrative offices for the Graduate School are located in Caldwell Hall, on the Ag Quad. For decades, the Graduate School was housed in Sage Hall which also included social areas and dormitory rooms for graduate students. The Graduate School does not have a faculty. Instead, it organizes the faculty of other colleges into "fields" representing distinct subject areas. Students apply for admission to a specific field, although once admitted, students are not limited to that field when selecting courses or faculty to serve of the committee supervising the student's research.

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell Law School, and Cornell Veterinary School also confer graduate degrees, but not PhD degrees. The Weill Cornell Medical School and the Tri-Institutional MD–PhD Program have authority to confer PhD degrees independent of the Graduate School.

At one time, Cornell established a Graduate School of Aerospace Engineering and a Graduate School of Nutrition that were independent of the centralized Graduate School. However, both institutions have been absorbed into other academic units.

As of 2009-2010, the tuition for the Graduate School is $29,500 for fields in the endowed colleges and $20,800 for fields in the statutory colleges.[2] In 2010, the Graduate School had 3,367 students with faculty advisors employed in Cornell's endowed units and 1,604 student with faculty advisors employed in statutory colleges.[1]



Graduate School

Agriculture Quad
Chemistry Department at Baker Lab

Graduate degrees conferred by other Cornell Schools

Fields of study

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • African and African-American Studies
  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • American Indian Studies (minor field)
  • American Studies (minor field)
  • Animal Breeding
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Asian Religions
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy and Space Sciences
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biometry
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Studies (minor field)
  • Communication
  • Community and Rural Development
  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development (minor field)
  • Design and Environmental Analysis
  • Development Sociology
  • East Asian Literature
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • English Language and Literature
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Quality (minor field)
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Epidemiology (minor field)
  • Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (minor field)
  • Film and Video Studies (minor field)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics and Development
  • Genomics (minor field)
  • Geological Sciences
  • Germanic Studies
  • Government
  • History
  • History of Art and Archaeology
  • Horticulture
  • Hotel Administration
  • Human Development
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Information Science
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
  • International Development
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies (minor field)
  • Latino Studies (minor field)
  • Law
  • Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay Studies (minor field)
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Near Eastern Studies
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Peace Studies and Peace Science (minor field)
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Protection
  • Policy Analysis and Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Regional Science
  • Risk Analysis, Communication and Policy (minor field)
  • Romance Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sociology
  • Soil and Crop Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Textiles
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • Urban Studies (minor field)
  • Water Resources (minor field)
  • Zoology


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