Though similar to a Master of Science (MS) degree in its academic rigor, the Agriculture and Life Sciences (Natural Resources) degree differs from a traditional MS degree in its structure and focus. An MS is research based, with students building a thesis over the course of two or three years. In contrast, the MPS degree is a one-year, course-based program where students study the intricacies and in-depth questions of their field of study.
Instead of a thesis or research project, MPS students complete a capstone project during their final semester. To understand this difference in greater detail, please visit our FAQ page.
At Cornell University CALS, our MPS program spans multiple fields of study within the realm of agriculture and life sciences, including animal science, food science, global development, horticulture, plant and soil science, biological and environmental engineering, and more.
Students at Agriculture and Life Sciences (Natural Resources) degree program at Cornell University will gain:
- Problem-Solving and Analytical Skills
- Specialized Subject Matter Competence
- Writing Skills
- Group Work, Management and Leadership Skills
- Communication and Presentation Skills
- applied ecology
- community-based natural resources management
- conservation biology
- fishery and aquatic science
- policy and institutional analysis
- program development and evaluation
- quantitative ecology
- risk analysis and management
- social analysis & environmental decision making
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Applications received after the application deadline will be considered if space is available.
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Natural Resource Management Agriculture View 218 other Masters in Earth Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete Cornell’s Online Graduate School Application. Get started by setting up an ApplyWeb account. Once you have an account, you can go to the online application to begin the process.
- Submit unofficial copies of your college and university transcripts. An official paper transcript is required for all admitted students.
- Submit your résumé or CV and letters of recommendation. Most graduate fields require 2-3 letters of recommendation.
- All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. International students demonstrate proficiency by submitting official test scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System).
- Submit a Statement of Purpose.
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Living costs for Ithaca
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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