Cornell University Graduate School
|Location||Ithaca, New York, U.S.|
The Cornell University Graduate School confers most professional and research master's degrees and doctoral degrees in various fields of study for the university. The departments under which instruction and research take place are housed in Cornell's other schools and colleges. The administrative offices for the Graduate School are located in Caldwell Hall, on the Ag Quad. For decades, the Graduate School was housed in Sage Hall which also included social areas and dormitory rooms for graduate students. The Graduate School does not have a faculty. Instead, it organizes the faculty of other colleges into "fields" representing distinct subject areas. Students apply for admission to a specific field, although once admitted, students are not limited to that field when selecting courses or faculty to serve of the committee supervising the student's research.
The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell Law School, and Cornell Veterinary School also confer graduate degrees, but not PhD degrees; however, known for its academic excellence and leadership in the life sciences, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is host to premiere graduate education programs:
The BBS Graduate Program, which awards PhDs to scholars engaged in biological and biomedical research The Combined Degree Program, which awards both a DVM and PhD degree The Cornell Clinical Fellow Program, which provides comprehensive research training for clinical specialists committed to an academic career (see BBS Grad Program at Vet College website at https://www2.vet.cornell.edu/education/graduate-studies.
At one time, Cornell established a Graduate School of Aerospace Engineering and a Graduate School of Nutrition that were independent of the centralized Graduate School. However, both institutions have been absorbed into other academic units.
As of 2009-2010, the tuition for the Graduate School is $29,500 for fields in the endowed colleges and $20,800 for fields in the statutory colleges. In 2010, the Graduate School had 3,367 students with faculty advisors employed in Cornell's endowed units and 1,604 student with faculty advisors employed in statutory colleges.