In the Graduate School .
Requirements for Admission
A successful applicant to the Graduate School must:
- have received a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing
- have adequate preparation for graduate work in the chosen field of study
- present evidence of promise in advanced study and research
- have fluent command of the English language and
- if required by the field, take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test or other specific examinations.
Each graduate field of study has specific deadlines for fall and spring admission. Many deadlines fall between early-December and mid-January. Applications should be received no later than those published dates.
Applicants should contact the fields of study for answers to specific questions about admission to their graduate programs. Contacts in the fields of study can also answer questions about facilities for advanced study and research, special requirements, and opportunities for fellowships and assistantships. Phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and other contact information are available online.
General questions about graduate study can be directed to Graduate School Admissions, (607) 255-5820, or by writing to Graduate School Admissions, 190A Caldwell Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-2602.
For More Information
Detailed information about the admissions process, academic programs, financial aid, and student services is available at the Graduate School website. The site features links to the Graduate School’s online application, printable forms, and links to sites of interest to graduate applicants.
Kathryn J. Boor, dean of the graduate school and vice provost for graduate education
Josephine E.M. Martell, associate dean for academics
Sara Xayarath Hernández, associate dean for inclusion and student and faculty engagement
Jason Kahabka, associate dean for administration
Colleen McLinn, associate dean for professional development
Anitra Douglas-McCarthy, assistant dean for access and recruitment
Janna Lamey, assistant dean for graduate student life
Merry Riley Buckley, assistant dean for communications
The Graduate School’s unique organization into fields of study ensures that faculty and students across the university can share ideas and work together freely and without undue administrative barriers.
Cornell’s nearly 1800 graduate faculty represent the nation’s finest researchers, scholars, and teachers.