Graduate Minor

Doctoral studies at Cornell are structured around fields of study and special committees. Students can complete a minor in any field of study by including a member of that field on their special committee. Information Science integrates methods and ways of knowing from many fields at Cornell, but any student in any field can pursue an IS minor.

There are no blanket requirements for completing a Ph.D. minor in Information Science. Each individual student must work with their IS committee member to determine their coursework and research agenda for the minor. If your Ph.D. work has connections to Information Science, we encourage you to peruse our core courses and faculty directory for more information.

Campus-to-Campus Travel Reimbursement Information

The travel reimbursement policy has been updated as of May 15, 2019. Please view this page for more information.

ID Card Access for each campus:

Ithaca Students Going to Tech:

  • Your Ithaca prox cards do not work at the Tech campus.
  • The faculty person you are meeting with at Tech, must arrange with the Security Office at the Tech Campus for you to have access during your time at Tech. 
  • You will need to coordinate this with the faculty person you are visiting at least 2 weeks in advance. 
  • Long period access is only granted to students who change their campus location for at least a semester or longer. In this case, your Ithaca card will be collected at Tech and you will receive a Tech Campus ID card if you are switching campuses. 

Tech Students Going to Ithaca:

  • Tech Student’s current ID cards should have been activated, to be used both in Ithaca and at Tech, when you were matriculated.
  • Notify Barbara Woske that you will be on campus via email as soon as your travel plans are finalized.
  • In Ithaca this access allows you to gain entry to Gates Hall after hours.  You also will have access to the PhD labs, offices and experiment rooms that are located on the 2nd floor.  There are two desks reserved for visiting Tech Students in room 219 for your use while here.
  • If you arrive on campus and find your card is not working please email Terry Horgan,, to alert him your card is not working.  Terry will submit a trouble ticket to have this resolved.  Please copy Barbara Woske, Graduate Program Coordinator, on these emails.
  • Please note card access request take 24 – 48 hours to be completed and are only dealt with on Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  If you arrive on a Saturday, you may not have the issue resolved until the following Monday or Tuesday.
  • In emergencies, a temporary card may be borrowed from the Main office in 236 Gates Hall, Monday to Friday from 8am – 4:30 pm.

Ithaca Campus student ID Card Access

All Ithaca Campus PhD students will receive an ID card when they begin their studies. This ID card will give you access to the following areas in Gates Hall.

  • Gates Hall building doors and elevators
  • Ground floor kitchen
  • Second floor kitchen
  • Gates G33 - CS, 1st year MS student office area
  • Gates G23 - CS/IS Combined 1st year student office area
  • All PhD suites on second floor (214, 219, 220,232, 235,237)
  • 2 Experiment rooms G17, G25
  • Reserve these rooms through Google Calendar
  • Sue Fussell's Experiment Room, G21
  • Cheng Zhang's Experiment Room, G29
    • Please email Cheng Zhang for reservation information.
  • Gates 120 PhD mailroom – Check this weekly! There is one box for all IS students in G23.
  • The following Gates Hall Conference Rooms may be reserved by contacting Barbara Woske or Terry Horgan.
  • Gates G11
  • Gates G15
  • Gates G19
  • Gates 122
  • Gates 114
  • Gates 310
  • Gates 203
  • Gates 405
  • Gates 406

Graduate School Travel Grants, Conference Grants, and Forms

The Graduate School offers grants to help students with expenses for conference and campus to campus travel. The instructions and PDF forms – both academic and travel-related – can be found on their website.

Student Process for Reimbursement for Human Participants' Compensation in Research Study

Student Process - Reimbursement for Human Participants

Student -Research Expenses Reimbursement Template

Cornell University Policies

See Cornell's graduate school page to review university and graduate school policies, including the Code of Legislation, where students will find the timeline for their milestones. 

To review the rights and responsibilities for a TA/GRA, visit the University Policy Office. This policy is designed to promote effective communication of expectations between students on assistantships and the faculty or staff members responsible for oversight.