Yes, Cornell undergraduates can begin working on MPS requirements their final semester of undergraduate studies.
If you are a Cornell undergraduate who wants to pursue the MPS in Applied Economics and Management (AEM), we offer an early admission option that allows you to get a head start on your graduate work. You may apply during your junior year of undergraduate studies if you have no more than 8 credits remaining to complete your bachelor’s degree at the start of your senior year. Once you are accepted, you may begin work on your MPS AEM program at the same time you are completing the requirements for your undergraduate degree.
Minimum requirements to be eligible for early admission to the MPS AEM program are:
- Be in your junior year as a Cornell undergraduate.
- Have 1 to 8 credits left to complete your undergraduate degree at the start of your senior year.
- Have a GPA of at least 2.7., but please note that most admitted applicants have a substantially higher GPA.
To be considered, please:
- File a complete application for admission to the MPS AEM degree program online through the Graduate School. Be sure to select Early Admission on the Educational History page of the application.
- File an Early Admission Petition and Course Record Form with the Graduate Field Coordinator in the MPS AEM program.
Application deadlines and Field Specific Requirements:
You must apply for Early Admission during your junior year. Please refer to this Admissions page for additional information on deadlines and application requirements.
Please note: The grades of MPS AEM courses you take during your early-admission semester will count toward your undergraduate cumulative GPA.
Deferrals are rarely granted. In most cases, requests to defer enrollment result in an invitation for a candidate to reapply.
- If you are not an applicant: Postpone applying to the program until the application year you intend to enroll
- If you are an applicant: Withdraw your application from consideration and apply again in the application year you intend to enroll
- If you have been admitted: Do not submit the non-refundable enrollment deposit and notify the Admissions Office that you are not able to accept the offer of admission
STEM designation is a reflection of the emphasis throughout the curriculum on analytics and data-driven decision making. For international students, the STEM designation offers an additional benefit. If approved by the USCIS, optional practical training (OPT) provides many F-1 visa students with the opportunity to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months, gaining valuable experience related to their field of study. Students graduating from STEM designated programs may apply for a 24-month extension to their post-completion OPT, potentially providing up to 36 months of temporary employment in the U.S.
Graduate student housing is available on and off campus within walking, biking, or a bus ride’s distance from campus. Please visit the graduate website for more information on Housing & Living in Ithaca.
Yes. Cornell’s Office of Global Learning assists international students with student visa applications.
No. You are required to select a concentration when you apply. Your application is reviewed by a faculty committee specific to your concentration and your offer letter will be specific to your concentration.