College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

Master of Professional Studies, Agriculture and Life Sciences
Master of Engineering, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Master of Professional Studies, Global Development
Master of Landscape Architecture

Our Program

Flexible, interdisciplinary, course-based master’s degree programs

Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) offers flexible, interdisciplinary master’s degree programs. Featuring customized coursework and experiential projects to advance technical knowledge, preparing graduates to move directly into the workforce upon graduation and be ready to take on challenging roles in their fields of interest. Our programs span multiple fields of study in the realm of agriculture and life sciences, including animal science, food science, global development, horticulture, plant and soil sciences, natural resources, biological and environmental engineering, landscape architecture and more.

Featuring world-renowned faculty and dedicated program staff, professional skills development and a network of supportive Cornell alumni, the CALS professional master’s degree programs are ideal for students interested in expanding their knowledge of the latest issues and technological advancements to make an impact on the world in which we live.


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What Our Students Say

  • My Cornell experience has had a lot of major effects on me, both personally and professionally. One of the most important of these effects is that it has allowed me to become a part of an incredibly diverse and intelligent community of people who share my interests and passions. This has allowed me to learn more than I ever could have from classes alone and to continuously see things from unique perspectives.

    Charles G., Master of Professional Studies, Controlled Environment Agriculture specialization ‘19
  • A major strength of the MPS program is its flexibility in allowing students pursue their true passion within the boundaries of the program. The faculty are among the industry-leaders and have a lot of influence in the food industry or in agriculture as a whole. The perspective, knowledge, and ideas they share with students on a daily basis is truly invaluable.

    Joseph T., Master of Professional Studies, Food Science and Technology, Dairy Processing ‘19
  • During my time here I have really developed a strong sense of family and support within my cohort and my department. I attribute my successful experience here to my involvement with the department and one-on-one advising opportunities offered in a small-size program.

    Adriana H., Master of Landscape Architecture ‘19

Tuition & Financial Aid

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