Agriculture and Life Sciences (Biological and Environmental Engineering) M.P.S. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Program Description

The professional degree of Master of Professional Studies (Agriculture) is ideal for career-focused students interested in the thorough study of issues and advancements in the fields of life, social and environmental sciences and and agriculture. 

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-2173

207 Riley-Robb Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • bioenergy and integrated energy systems
  • bioenvironmental engineering
  • biological engineering
  • bioprocess engineering
  • ecohydrology
  • environmental engineering
  • environmental management
  • food engineering
  • industrial biotechnology
  • nanobiotechnology
  • sustainable systems
  • synthetic biology


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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, March 1; Spring, October 1

Requirements Summary:

Applicants to the Master of Professional Studies program must have a baccalaureate degree (bachelor's degree) in agricultural technology or a related physical or biological sciences-oriented curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

The MPS degree prepares students for the unique challenges of the 21st-century workplace through in-depth exploration of relevant knowledge and skill set refinement. Each MPS program is characterized by specialized course-based instruction led by our world-class faculty. This master’s degree broadens expertise and expands professional versatility to produce the next generation of innovative leaders.