Students master techniques of analysis of urban-regional systems as they relate to public and private decision making, with heavy emphasis on mathematical models and quantitative methods. Students are fully exposed to the existing and newly developing social science theory that directly relates to the multidisciplinary approach of regional science.
Course offerings focus on the socioeconomic aspects of the physical environment and on the spatial and conflict aspects of socioeconomic systems. Students may ask any member of the Graduate Faculty to serve on their Special Committee. The chairperson must be a member of the Field of Regional Science.
Applicants to the Regional Science master's degree program from Cornell University, who have appropriate and strong background in quantitative methods and economics may, with a very focused program of study, be able to complete their course work in the minimum two semesters. Applicants lacking this background, or those seeking a more broadly based education in regional science, should expect to spend up to four semesters in residence for the master's degree.
Cornell’s graduate programs in Regional Science are intended to help students synthesize knowledge from different cognate areas, make plausible inferences about phenomena they study, and exploit course-based knowledge to address problems at the frontiers of the field.
Graduate training in Regional Science should prepare students to be professional applied social scientists.
Concentrations by Subject
- environmental studies
- international spatial problems
- location theory
- multiregional economic analysis
- peace science
- planning methods
- urban and regional economics
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 221 other Masters in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in United States
Grades, class standing, GRE general test scores (required of all applicants), and letters of recommendation must collectively indicate superior ability for creative research. Applicants are expected to have substantial preparation prior to entrance, which may be supplemented by work at Cornell.
- all Graduate School Requirements
- two recommendations
- GRE general test is optional
- TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency test
International20800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20800 USD per year during 12 months.
National20800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20800 USD per year during 12 months.
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