The MPS curriculum is structured to ready students for industry through a rigorous blend of foundational course work and technical skill-building, culminating with the research and design of a deliverable for real-world implementation by partnering companies. The pages below provide a more detailed look at how this unique, flexible, and inter-disciplinary MPS curriculum is structured.

Beginning with the Fall 2021 term the New York State of Education has mandated all courses that may count towards fulfilling a graduate degree must be at a 5000 level or higher.  Courses taken at a 4000 level or lower can not count towards degree requirements.  This mandate does not affect courses that were taken prior to the Fall 2021 semester.  If you have questions or need further clarification please reach out to either Gilly Leshed, Director of the MPS program or Barbara Woske, Graduation Program Coordinator during their office hours.

See the Degree Requirements page for a breakdown of course and grade requirements that need to be satisfied to complete the MPS program. 

You can review our approved MPS Courses here. This course listing is updated each semester.

The MPS Courses and Focus Areas page lists all program courses, including approved electives. These courses are categorized under each of the program's four optional focus areas: Data Science, Interactive Technology, UX Design, and Networks, Crowds and Markets. 

The project-based component is critical to the MPS curriculum. Head to the MPS Project page to learn more about project guidelines, and review some of our students' past projects for leading companies.

The Digital Tech Immersion is a collaboration between Cornell Information Science and Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson College of Business. This sequence gives Master of Professional Studies students the opportunity to take business classes in areas like leadership, project management, and entrepreneurship for scientists and engineers.