Systems M.S. Degree

Students enrolled in the Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering pursue research focused on planning, optimizing and executing multi-disciplinary solutions for design, and operational problems in engineering, business and the social sciences. Cornell University has a long tradition of fostering projects that are large in scope, and the Systems Engineering M.S. degree is the natural home for multidisciplinary research projects that require the cooperation of researchers from different departments, schools and colleges. The M.S. degree program provides a rigorous methodological foundation for carrying out these multi-disciplinary projects. This degree is intended for students who are interested in a research career in systems science and engineering. Students who are more interested in working in an applied field after graduation should consider our on-campus or distance-learning M.Eng. programs.

Active areas of research

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing, modeling, and control
  • Design for healthcare systems
  • Improving the resiliency of New York City's transportation system

Application Deadline

Deadline for Fall semester - June 1

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Systems Engineering is located at:

602 Rhodes Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-3801

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Phone: (607) 254-8998

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