The M.S. and Ph.D. programs are research oriented, and each requires a thesis or dissertation. Students are normally expected to obtain the M.S. or equivalent degree before entering the Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. student must take at least one minor in another field, such as Economics. The Master of Professional Studies (Agriculture) is a terminal degree for persons with experience who want additional training pertinent to their profession. In addition, the M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences) program has a Peace Corp option in which the student undertakes two semesters of academic work at Cornell and a Peace Corp assignment. For more information and instruction on how to apply, visit the M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences)/Peace Corps Web site, or contact International Programs, 252 Emerson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; phone 607-255-3037; email email@example.com.
If you are applying for the MPS degree in with a concetration in Applied Behavioral Economics and Individual Choice, your application will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with decisions made by February 15th for any application received before December 15th, and within eight weeks of submission for any application received after December 15th. For additional information, please visit the fields website.
Those interested in this field may also want to investigate the related fields listed under Economics in "Opportunities for Study" in the Graduate School Catalog.