The requirements for completion of an MPS degree in Information Science are designed to give students exposure to a range of Information Science and provide the flexibility for students to combine Information Science with their individual career goals.

Requirements

I. Credit Requirements

30 credits of courses at a 4000-level or higher, distributed as follows:

  • Information Science credits - at least 18 credits total. Please see the MPS Courses.
  • A minimum of 9 credits from the Human and Social Systems.
  • A minimum of 9 credits from the Information Systems category.
  • MPS Project credits - between 3 or 6 credits: Either in the MPS Project (INFO 5900) or in the Digital Technology Practicum (INFO/NBA 6480)
  • Elective credits - 0 - 9 credits: Please see MPS Courses for a list of the approved electives for each semester. Any electives not listed must have prior approval by the Director, who acts as faculty advisor for all MPS students.
  • INFO 5905 Professional Career Development – offered in the spring term only.

    • All MPS students are required to enroll in and successfully complete INFO 5905 Professional Career Development.  Kate Reiter, MPS Professional Development Advisor, is the instructor for this .5 credit, pass/fail course.  Students who have received a job offer or have secured a job awaiting them after graduation may petition to waive this requirement by emailing Kate at kmr87@cornell.edu prior to the start of the semester. If you are waived from this requirement please attach the approval to your course checklist for future reference. 

II. Grade Requirements

  • Information Science and Elective courses: a minimum grade of C. Two of these credits may be taken as pass/fail (S/U).
  • MPS Project: a minimum grade of B.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

 

Students are welcome to attend office hours with either Gilly Leshed, Director of the MPS program, or Barbara Woske, Graduate Field Assistant.  Please note office hours are designed to advise students of their academic plan, but also is a place to discuss any other aspects of student life.  Office hours are held individually and once you log into the Zoom space you will be placed into a waiting room.  You will be admitted to the meeting on a first come first serve basis.  Please see the office hours information below. 

Gilly Leshed, Director of MPS Information Science program

Student Office hours, Fridays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Zoom link: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98022680181?pwd=ZXlzWFVnVkJJVkpScTB6Nit0QlFEQT09

 

Barbara Woske, Graduate Field Assistant, Information Science, MPS and PhD program

Student Office hours, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Zoom link: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98181582460?pwd=WS9mUEdqUUxGb25wRzF6b1VqbTB4dz09

Meeting ID: 981 8158 2460

Passcode: 360951

 

Or to schedule a meeting outside of the office hours with Barbara, please use Calendly:  https://calendly.com/phd-mps-infosci-advising