Professional Master's Degrees
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) offers course-based professional master’s degree programs designed to enhance careers in industry, government and nonprofit agencies. The flexible, interdisciplinary master’s degree programs offer 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.
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.
Master of Professional Studies
Ideal for career-focused students interested in the thorough study of issues and advancements in the fields of life, social, and environmental sciences and agriculture.
Make an impact in a changing world
Offered across a wide range of academic fields and interests, the master of professional studies is a 30-credit, interdisciplinary, course-based master’s degree program that can be completed in as little as two semesters of study. Cornell CALS offers three different MPS degree programs.
Master of Engineering in Biological & Environmental Engineering
The Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biological and Environmental Engineering program is a 30-credit, applied professional master’s degree that provides technical and practical skills focused on the principles of life sciences and engineering.
Create solutions for severe and growing environmental challenges
This vital, growing field is where engineering practice meets the principles of life sciences and engineering to create solutions for severe and growing environmental challenges.
Master of Landscape Architecture
Expand your understanding of an evolving field and advance your career
The master of landscape architecture (MLA) degree provides the foundational, historical, theoretical, technical and skills-based grounding of the field of landscape architecture. The core of the degree program is the design studio that introduces students to fundamental design methodologies and they are asked to pursue and develop their design process and learn about research methodologies.
Michal Matejczuk is an MPS '19 graduate in global development - international agriculture & rural development.
The Office of Professional Programs and Extended Learning is committed to providing a top-notch experience for the CALS Professional Master’s community; including MPS, MLA and BEE-MEng students. We provide comprehensive student and career services support and resources. Throughout the academic year we hold events, workshops, alumni panels and a professional skills course to enhance each student’s Cornell CALS experience.
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