The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Information Science is an interdisciplinary, one-year program that prepares students for successful careers in information science. Capstone projects involve students working with client companies to find solutions to real world problems, providing experiences that can apply directly to jobs after graduation.  

Cornell's Information Science MPS allows each student to individually tailor a unique skill set for their career goals, such as user experience design, data science, interactive technology, and networks, crowds, and markets. With no core courses, the program's flexible curriculum allows students to develop strong technical skills and an in-depth understanding of the social and behavioral aspects of information technology. No Cornell course is off limits – students can choose from all University course offerings during the program. For a look at this semester's MPS courses and approved electives, see the MPS Courses and Focus Areas page. The keynote MPS Project Practicum joins student teams with client companies, big and small, to develop implementable solutions for real-world problems.

Some positions that our graduating students have accepted in recent years include: UX designer, application designer, business technical analyst, front-end web developer, integrations engineer, IT Leadership, research scientist, software engineer, systems administrator, usability analyst, and web applications developer. Our alumni can be found at leading companies in the industry, such as Amazon, Deloitte, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Snapchat, Verizon, Wayfair, and Yahoo. Please see our Info Sci MPS Careers page for more details about graduate outcomes.

If you're interested in a career that involves both the technical and behavioral aspects of information technology, an MPS degree could provide you with the foundation you need. You can send your contact information to us at to receive more information about the program, including reminders about application deadlines and upcoming information sessions. 

If you are interested in applying, visit our Admissions page for details on how to apply and reference our FAQs to find answers to some of our most asked admissions questions.

For other questions, contact Olivia Howarth, Assistant Director of the MPS program, by email –