Information Systems M.S. (Cornell NYC Tech)

Field of Study

Applied Information Systems

Program Description

Offered by the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, the two-year MS in Information Systems immerses students in the core technical, human and business factors at the convergence of information and technology. Students receive training in entrepreneurship and innovation management and engage in extensive R&D projects with tech companies in New York City.

The Connective Media concentration focuses on the technology driving digital media, as well as the psychological, social and business forces at play in today's connected media environment. Students are prepared to go into industry for software engineering/development, product development and user experience research, and data science at the convergence of communication, information, and media. Graduates are technologists with deep expertise in the human, social, and media aspects of technology.

The Health Tech concentration emphasizes the technical and entrepreneurial skills needed to create new digital technologies for patients, clinicians and communities. Students are trained to create better healthcare information systems, mobile healthcare applications, and medical devices for medical monitoring. Graduates are prepared for leadership roles in mobile/consumer health startups, insurance, hospital systems, 360-degree medical providers, health IT companies, healthcare cloud computing and data analytics companies, and foundations and nonprofits.

The Urban Tech concentration emphasizes the integration of Urban Design, Architecture and Computer Science to build smarter more interconnected cities. Students are trained to use technology to improve mobility and transportation, sustainable urban development, and urban systems. Graduates are prepared for leadership roles in mobile/consumer urban tech startups, real estate, utilities, construction, and NGOs.

Contact Information

Email: Cornell Tech Admissions

Cornell Tech
2 West Loop Road
New York, NY 10044

Concentrations by Subject

  • connective media
  • health tech
  • urban tech


2019-2020: $56,550

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall: Cornell Tech offers three application rounds. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application when ready. We will consider applicants that apply in each application round. We review applications as we receive them.

The 2020 application deadlines are as follows:

  • Round 1 Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

  • Round 2 Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

  • Rolling Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, April 15 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

Following the Round 3 application deadline, the Admissions Committee will review applications on a rolling basis and release decision accordingly until, April 30

Requirements Summary:

Ideal candidates have a deep interest in people-driven technologies, and a strong academic background in a science or engineering discipline.  Candidates without this academic background will still be considered but will need to show significant experience in programming, math and algorithms.

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  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL or IELTS Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
  • GRE general test
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation


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Learning Outcomes