Current Students

Graduate education at Cornell is as varied and unique as its graduate students. Based on the principles of individualized and independent study, degree programs are tailored to the research interest of the student. Individualization and flexibility entail a level of responsibility; as the architect of your own program, you are responsible for not only the design but the implementation as well.

The Office of Graduate Education is a resource and a support for you. Our mission is to provide you with information, tools, and encouragement that will enable you to reduce the stress of graduate student life. Whether you need information or guidance about administrative aspects of your graduate program or graduate student life in general, our door is always open.

The BBS program is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive training and research environment for all students. We work closely with the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement to provide an inclusive and holistic approach to graduate scholar success.  


If you are a student who needs accommodations, Cornell has multiple resources to help you navigate campus and your academic program.

Additional resources are available here:

Our graduate students form the backbone of the research being conducted at the College.  Upon graduation, you will join the ranks of scientific researchers and teachers in academia, industry or government, depending on your chosen career path. We want to make your experience at Cornell one that is fulfilling while you are here and will continue to serve you after graduation.

Also know that our BBS Graduate Student Council members are available to help answer your questions about graduate student life at Cornell.