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Encyclopedia > Cornell University Graduate School

The Graduate School is a graduate school at Cornell University; it confers most professional and research master's degree and doctoral degrees in various fields of study for the university. However, the departments under which instruction and research take place are housed in one of Cornell's other schools or colleges. The administrative offices for the Graduate School are located in Caldwell Hall, on the Ag Quad. A graduate school or grad school (American English), or, in British English a postgraduate school, is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... For other uses of the name Cornell, see Cornell (disambiguation). ... A professional works to receive payment for an activity (as a profession), which usually requires expertise and carries with it socially significant mores and folkways. ... Research is an active, diligent and systematic process of inquiry in order to discover, interpret or revise facts, events, behaviours, or theories, or to make practical applications with the help of such facts, laws or theories. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... College of Agriculture and Life Sciences logo It has been suggested that Plant Biology at Cornell be merged into this article or section. ...


The school confers the following degrees: D.M.A., J.S.D., M.A., M.Arch., M.A.T., M.F.A., M.Eng., M.I.L.R., M.P.S., M.R.P., M.S. and Ph.D. Other graduate degrees that are offered outside of the Graduate School by another school or college include the M.B.A., LL.M., J.D., M.M.H., D.V.M., M.D. and Ph.D. in medicine. The Doctor of Musical Arts degree (D.M.A., or A.Mus. ... Legum Doctor (English: Doctor of Laws; abbreviated to LL.D.) In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the LL.D. is a doctorate usually awarded on the basis of exceptionally insightful and distinctive publications, containing significant and original contributions to the science or study of law. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... The Master of Architecture (MArch) is a professional Masters degree required for licensure as an architect. ... Alternate uses: see MFA (disambiguation) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a graduate degree in an area of applied or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the Bachelors level. ... A Master of Engineering (or M.Eng. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree that allows someone to specialize in a particular area of law. ... J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years of post-graduate law study. ... A veterinary surgeon removes stitches from a cats face following minor surgery on an absess. ... The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ...

Fields of study

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • African and African-American Studies
  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • American Indian Studies (minor field)
  • American Studies (minor field)
  • Animal Breeding
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Asian Religions
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy and Space Sciences
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biometry
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Studies (minor field)
  • Communication
  • Community and Rural Development
  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development (minor field)
  • Design and Environmental Analysis
  • Development Sociology
  • East Asian Literature
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • English Language and Literature
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Quality (minor field)
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Epidemiology (minor field)
  • Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (minor field)
  • Film and Video Studies (minor field)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics and Development
  • Genomics (minor field)
  • Geological Sciences
  • Germanic Studies
  • Government
  • History
  • History of Art and Archaeology
  • Horticulture
  • Hotel Administration
  • Human Development
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Information Science
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
  • International Development
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies (minor field)
  • Latino Studies (minor field)
  • Law
  • Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay Studies (minor field)
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Near Eastern Studies
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Peace Studies and Peace Science (minor field)
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Protection
  • Policy Analysis and Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Affairs
  • Real Estate
  • Regional Science
  • Risk Analysis, Communication and Policy (minor field)
  • Romance Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sociology
  • Soil and Crop Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Textiles
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • Urban Studies (minor field)
  • Water Resources (minor field)
  • Zoology

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Units of Cornell University
Undergraduate Colleges and Schools:

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | College of Architecture, Art and Planning | College of Arts and Sciences | College of Engineering | School of Hotel Administration | College of Human Ecology | School of Industrial and Labor Relations For other uses of the name Cornell, see Cornell (disambiguation). ... Download high resolution version (1600x1595, 140 KB)taken from http://www. ... College of Agriculture and Life Sciences logo It has been suggested that Plant Biology at Cornell be merged into this article or section. ... The College of Architecture, Art and Planning is the smallest of seven undergraduate colleges and schools of Cornell University. ... College of Arts & Sciences logo The Arts Quad includes the original three buildings of the University, Morrill Hall, McGraw Hall, and White Hall, seen on the left. ... College of Engineering logo Cornell Universitys College of Engineering was founded in 1870 and now has about 3,000 undergraduates and 1,300 graduate students in twelve departments and schools: School of Applied and Engineering Physics School of Biological and Environmental Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering School of Chemical... The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, one of the endowed colleges of Cornell University, is a world-renowned school for hospitality management founded in 1922. ... The Cornell University College of Human Ecology a statutory college at Cornell University. ... The New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University was established in 1944 (first students admitted 1945) as the worlds first school for college–level study in industrial and labor relations. ...

Graduate/Professional Colleges and Schools:

Graduate School | Law School | S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management | Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City | Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar | Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences | College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University. ... The S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management is the business school of Cornell University. ... The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences is the medical school and biomedical research unit of Cornell University. ... The Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) was established on April 9, 2001, when Cornell University signed an agreement with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to bring a branch of its medical school to Education City, Qatar near the capital of Doha. ... The New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University was founded in 1894, and is only one of two institutes of veterinary medicine in the Ivy League in the United States. ...



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