Master of Science in Information Systems

Connective Media and Health Tech

Application Timeline (2018-19 Academic Year)

Cornell Tech offers three application rounds. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application when ready. We will consider applicants that apply in each application round. We review applications as we receive them.

The 2017-2018 application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1 - Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET

Round 2 - Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET*

Round 3 - Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET

Following the Round 3 application deadline, the Admissions Committee will review applications on a rolling basis and release decision accordingly until Monday, April 30, 2018

Scholarship

Admitted candidates will be considered for a limited number of merit-based scholarships based on the strength of the admission application.

Cornell Tech is committed to gender diversity in our technical programs. All eligible admitted applicants to the technical masters programs are automatically considered for a WiTNY fellowship for women in technology.

Application Requirements

To be considered, all applicants must provide the following in their online application:

Résumé

You must submit a current résumé along with your application. 

Personal Statement

Here at Cornell Tech, you will be part of an environment where creativity, technical depth and leadership share seats at the table. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please submit a one- to two-page statement that describes your interest in this program. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and technical abilities. 

In particular, feel free to elaborate on technical projects you have completed, their creative and technical aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefit you envision being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and, why this program is the one for you.

Two Recommendations

Recommenders should be faculty members, supervisors or other individuals who know you professionally and have seen you play a major role in substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online.

GRE

The GRE is required for admission to the Master of Science in Information Systems programs. All official test scores should be reported directly to Cornell University. The GRE institution code for Cornell is 2098. Please be consistent in the spelling of your name on both your application and test score report.

Transcripts

Transcripts from each previously-attended college or university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit an official transcript directly to the Cornell Graduate School prior to matriculation.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $95 must be submitted with the online application.

International Applicants

Transcripts

In addition to the aforementioned program requirements listed, international applicants must provide a certified English translation of transcripts if the original language is not English. Successful international applicants will have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing.

TOEFL

All candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language. An English language exam score report is required if your native language is not English. The TOEFL is the preferred exam, but we will accept the IELTS. To submit the latter, please contact us at admissions@tech.cornell.edu.

Official TOEFL scores must be sent to the Cornell University Graduate School. The institution code is 2098. Cornell’s official minimum sub-scores for each element of the TOEFL are as follows:

  • Writing: 20
  • Reading 20
  • Listening 15
  • Speaking 22

The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets at least one of these criteria:

  • Is a native citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.
  • Has studied in full-time status for at least two academic years within the last five years in the United States, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or with English language instruction in Canada or South Africa. You must submit a transcript that shows you have attended college in one of these approved locations.

Please visit Cornell Graduate School for more information on the English language proficiency requirement, international degree equivalencies, and international transcripts.

For more information please contact us at admissions@tech.cornell.edu.