Graduate Fields

At Cornell, graduate study is organized using a field structure.  Fields are composed of faculty members from a number of departments who come together around a shared intellectual interest, and may draw from different campuses or colleges.  Graduate students are admitted to fields of study.  Within each field, they select major and minor subjects, which are research interests or concentrations.  Fields span departments and even disciplines.  It’s possible for a student in the field of Chemical Engineering to include faculty on his or special committee from Civil Engineering, Geosciences, and Material Science, along with more traditional Chemical Engineering.

Graduate School -

Civil and Environmental Engineering -

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering -

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering -

Material Science Engineering -

Electrical and Computer Engineering -

Biological and Environmental Engineering -

Systems Engineering -

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences -