Agriculture and Life Sciences, M.P.S. (Ithaca)

Program Description

The professional degree of Master of Professional Studies (Agriculture) is intended for those who want to further their training for practitioner-type work in agricultural technology and who do not intend to become involved in engineering design and research. In addition, the M.P.S. (Agriculture & Life Sciences) program has a Peace Corp option in which the student undertakes two semesters of academic work at Cornell and a Peace Corp assignment. For information and instructions on how to apply, check the M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences)/Peace Corps Web site, or contact International Programs, 33 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; phone 607-255-3037; email

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-2173

207B Riley-Robb Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

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


2017-2018: $34,444

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Dec. 1 (without aid: open); spring, Oct. 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. Applicants are required to submit GRE general test scores (not required for Cornell students).

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
  • M.P.S.(Agriculture & Life Sciences) -- two recommendations; resume; GRE general test (GREs not required for Cornell students)