Academics


Graduate Research and Professional Degrees

At Cornell, graduate research degrees and professional degrees are administered and conferred by several different colleges and schools, depending on the type of degree program and the field of research/specialized study or professional training covered.

Advanced Research Degrees

DEGREE DESCRIPTION CONFERRING UNIT
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy Graduate School
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
M.A. Master of Arts Graduate School
M.S. Master of Science Graduate School
M.S. Master of Science Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Professional Degrees

DEGREE DESCRIPTION CONFERRING UNIT
D.M.A. Doctor of Musical Arts Graduate School
D.V.M. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine
J.D. Doctor of Law Cornell Law School
J.S.D. Doctor of Science of Law Graduate School
LL.M. Master of Laws Cornell Law School
M.Arch Master of Architecture Graduate School
M.A.T. Master of Teaching Graduate School
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
M.D. Doctor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College (NYC)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College (Qatar)
M.Eng. Master of Engineering Graduate School
M.F.A. Master of Fine Arts Graduate School
M.F.S. Master of Food Science Graduate School
M.H.A. Master of Health Administration Graduate School
M.I.L.R. Master of Industrial and Labor Relations Graduate School
M.L.A. Master of Landscape Architecture Graduate School
M.M.H. Masters of Management in Hospitality Graduate School
M.P.A. Master of Public Administration Graduate School
M.P.S. Master of Professional Studies Graduate School
M.R.P. Master of Regional Planning Graduate School

Graduate School

The Cornell University Graduate School is organized into more than 90 major fields of study, independent of traditional college and department divisions, in which advanced-degree candidates enroll and engage in degree-program research or professional training under the guidance of a Special Committee of selected faculty members or a field advisor.

Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School admits students and administers the degree programs for, and confers, the Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree and the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, and admits students to and administers the Graduate School research Doctor of Science of Law (J.S.D.) degree program. It also offers a range of interdisciplinary and international joint degree programs.

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Johnson at Cornell admits students and administers the degree programs for, and confers, the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree. Johnson offers four different ways to earn its M.B.A. degree: the full-time two-year option, the twelve-month option, the Executive M.B.A. option, and the Boardroom Executive M.B.A. option. It also admits students to and administers the Graduate School research Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in the Field of Management.

Weill Cornell Medical College (New York City) and Weill Cornell Medical College (Doha, Qatar)

The Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and in Doha, Qatar, admit students and administer the degree programs for, and confer, the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. The Doha, Qatar, branch inaugurated its full M.D. program in fall 2004, and also offers a preparatory two-year pre-medical program. Dual M.D./Ph.D. and M.D./M.B.A. degree programs and M.B.A. degree-with-honor programs also are offered.

Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (New York City)

The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences admits students and administers the degree programs for, and confers, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in a variety of graduate fields, and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in clinical epidemiology and health sciences research.

College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine admits students and administers the degree programs for, and confers, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree, and also coordinates dual D.V.M. degree and Graduate School research Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs in a variety of graduate fields.