MPS Post-graduate Success 2012-2018

  • 86 percent of MPS graduates were employed within six months of graduation
  • Their average starting salary was $86,000, with an average signing bonus of $10,120

Starting Salary Ranges for 2018 Cornell Info Sci Graduates

  • Master of Professional Studies in Information Science : $55,000 to $200,000
  • Bachelor's degree in Information science: $50,000 to $106,000

Top Jobs Among Our Graduates (since 2016)

  1. Software Engineer
  2. User-experience Designer
  3. Analyst
  4. Software Developer
  5. Product Manager
  6. Consultant
  7. Front-end Developer
  8. Web Designer
  9. Product Design
  10. User-experience Researcher
  11. Virtual Reality Developer

Companies and Organizations Where You'll Find Our Graduates 

Adobe, Assurant, Asurion, Amazon, Audible, Bloomingdale's, Cornell University, Dow Chemical, Ernst & Young, Facebook, Google, Grubhub, IBM, Marketo, Microsoft, Oracle, Paypal, Uber, Visa and Walmart.

Top Spots Where Our Graduates Landed After Cornell (since 2016)

  1. The Bay area
  2. New York City
  3. Seattle
  4. China
  5. Boston
  6. Washington DC
  7. Ithaca, NY
  8. Atlanta

How Graduates Found Their Jobs (since 2016)

  1. Networking (personal contact, referral)
  2. Internet job post
  3. On-campus recruiting
  4. Previous internship

About this information: salary and employment information comes courtesy of both Cornell University's Career Services post-graduate database (Cornell NetID required) and our department's annual post-graduate survey. In these surveys, offered each year since 2012, graduating students self-report details on their employment status in the months before and after graduation. PDF copies of our annual post-graduate surveys are available by request. Please contact Louis DiPietro, communications coordinator for Info Sci, at For career-related questions and information, get in touch with our department's professional development advsior, Kate Reiter, at