Graduate Field of Information Science

Technical & practical skills to build tech solutions for a better world 

    The field of Information Science looks at the interactions between people and technology, how technology is shaping individual lives and social groups, as well as how the ways that people use technology can shape new developments.

    Cornell Information Science in partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Science offers M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D. programs that examine information systems in their social, cultural, economic, historical, legal, and political contexts.

    Studying technology and the ways in which technology is used is essential to the field.

    Graduate Field of Information Science

    Information Science examines information systems in their social, cultural, economic, historical, legal, and political contexts. Studying technology and the ways in which technology is used is essential to the field.

    Master of Science (M.S.)

    Information Science's three masters programs prepare the next generation of innovators for careers of impact, equipping student-leaders with technical and practical skills to build tech solutions for a better world.

    Connective Media

    Connective Media is a dual master's degree in Information Systems and Applied Information Science offered through the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. Based at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City, Connective Media is for human-centric tech professionals, scholars, and entrepreneurs who are passionate about the ways in which we use and interact with digital tools as well as the human and social impacts of their use. 

    Health Tech

    Health Tech is a dual master's degree in Information Systems and Applied Information Science offered through the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. Based at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City, the dual master's degrees in Health Tech is intended for students hyper-focused on transforming healthcare through new digital technologies. 

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

    The focus of the Information Science Ph.D. program is on technological systems and their use - the ways that people use technology and how that use affects us.

    At Cornell, graduate work is organized as fields, each with a Director of Graduate Studies. The field of Information Science studies the design and use of information systems in a social context: it studies the creation, representation, organization, application, and analysis of information in digital form. The Field of Information Science spans both the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses, with faculty and students in both locations. 

    Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Information Science

    Held exclusively on Cornell's Ithaca campus, our M.P.S. in Information Science is a one-year program that prepares students for work in industry. It is an interdisciplinaryone-year program that prepares students for successful careers in information science. Capstone projects involve students working with client companies to find solutions to real world problems, providing experiences that can apply directly to jobs after graduation.  

    Cornell's Information Science MPS allows each student to individually tailor a unique skill set for their career goals, such as user experience design, data science, interactive technology, and networks, crowds, and markets. With no core courses, the program's flexible curriculum allows students to develop strong technical skills and an in-depth understanding of the social and behavioral aspects of information technology. No Cornell course is off limits – students can choose from all University course offerings during the program.