Agriculture and Life Sciences (Horticulture) M.P.S. (Ithaca)
Field of Study
- Coursework: Students work with a faculty advisor to map out their individualized course of study based on their areas of interest. The majority of courses (20 credits) will be within CALS; however, students have the opportunity to take courses across Cornell.
- Capstone project: With the guidance of a faculty advisor, students work on solving a real-world problem.
While students have the opportunity to customize their own course of study with their faculty advisor, the field offers several areas of specialization for MPS degree candidates. Each of these areas include a suggested curriculum of core and elective courses that fulfill the requirements of the MPS in Agriculture and Life Sciences degree while placing particular emphasis in an area of specialization. Specializations include: controlled environment agriculture, public garden leadership and viticulture
Contact InformationWebsite: https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/graduate/
231 Emerson Hall
Concentrations by Subject
- breeding of horticultural crops
- controlled environmental agriculture (minor)
- horticultural crop management systems
- human-plant interactions
- physiology and ecology of horticultural crops
- public garden leadership (minor)
- viticulture (minor)
Application Requirements and Deadlines
Fall: Feb. 15: applications received after the application deadline will be considered if space is available
Spring: October 15
- Complete Cornell’s Online Graduate School Application. Get started by setting up an ApplyWeb account. Once you have an account, you can go to the online application to begin the process.
- Submit unofficial copies of your college and university transcripts. An official paper transcript is required for all admitted students.
- Update GRE requirement by field. Official scores must be sent to Cornell University using Code: 2098, along with the graduate field code.
- Submit your résumé or CV and letters of recommendation. Most graduate fields require 2-3 letters of recommendation.
- All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. International students demonstrate proficiency by submitting official test scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System). Cornell does not accept PTE Academic scores or any other alternatives. An application cannot be considered complete until Cornell receives official scores from ETS or IELTS Academic.
- Submit a Statement of Purpose.
- Problem-Solving and Analytical Skills
- Specialized Subject Matter Competence
- Writing Skills
- Group Work, Management and Leadership Skills
- Communication and Presentation Skills