Information Science M.P.S. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Information Science

Program Description

Information Science is an interdisciplinary program within the Faculty of Computing and Information Science. It brings together faculty, researchers and students who share an interest in studying digital information.

Information Science examines information systems in their social, cultural, economic, historical, legal, and political contexts. Computer science is an important part of the program, but the emphasis is on systems and their use, rather than on the technologies that underlie them.

Information Systems draws from Computer Science and Operations Research; Human Computer Interaction from Communication, Psychology, and Cognitive Studies; Social Studies of Computing from Science & Technology Studies, Law, and Economics, with many others.

The Information Science program is home to several large research groups, including the Human-Computer Interaction group, digital libraries research, and the ePrint arXiv.

Contact Information

Phone: 607 254-5347

110G Gates Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • cognition
  • human computer interaction
  • information science
  • information systems
  • social aspects of information


2021-2022: $60,286

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall: January 5

Spring: October 15 (Spring admission is only available to current Cornell undergraduates, Cornell alumni, and Cornell employees.)

Requirements Summary:

  • All Graduate School requirements
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • An Online Interview is required once the application is submitted
  • GRE general test no longer required or accepted
  • IELTS or TOEFL English proficiency test
    • Note: the field requires a minimum speaking score 24 on the TOEFL

Learning Outcomes