Information Systems M.S. (Cornell Tech (NYC))

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


Cornell Tech 
2 West Loop Road
New York, NY 10044

Concentrations by Subject

  • connective media
  • health tech
  • urban tech


2019-2020: $56,550

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Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery of core technical knowledge in the key areas of machine learning, human-computer interaction and design, and algorithms and software system development. Assessment: Successful completion of the core technical courses.

  • Mastery of core domain concepts in an industry-focused concentration area (connective media, health tech, or urban tech). Assessment: Successful completion of the core concentration courses and associated projects.

  • Ability to formulate and solve problems, both individually and collaboratively. Assessment: The results of the product-related Studio project as well as the two-semester specialization project. In conjunction with team‐based project work completed as part of the M.S. curriculum, there will be a peer assessment process within the team itself.

  • Ability to explain the application and impact of core knowledge to problems facing society and/or industry. Assessment: The specialization and Studio project requirements, with a variety of experts providing feedback.

  • Ability to apply concepts from the entrepreneurial process and use them to translate technical ideas into products that impact society. Assessment: Successful completion of optional business-related courses as well as (where appropriate) evaluation of a business plan developed in conjunction with the second-year Studio project.