Master of Professional Studies
in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Concentration in Applied Behavioral Economics and Individual Choice

Dyson and Cornell Community

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (AEM) at Cornell University

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management business program ranked third among the Top US Business Schools in 2013. The Dyson School is internationally known for its expertise in food and agricultural economics, management, environmental and resource economics, and development economics. In alignment with the University’s mission, the Dyson School conducts extensive outreach work and is known for effectively applying economics and management tools to real-world social and business issues. Dyson students are equipped with the passion and expertise to be leaders in production, marketing, public policy, and community development.

Located in Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences the Dyson School houses 94 (49 female) graduate students and is ranked in the top 10 of both 2010 National Research Council rankings. Additionally Cornell's offerings in development economics are ranked 9th in U.S. News and World Report. Dyson graduate programs are rigorous and engaging but flexible and provide graduates with the skills necessary to excel in positions in top agricultural economics and public policy departments, as well as major development organizations and businesses. Dyson’s graduate programs are committed to the university’s core diversity principles of composition, engagement, inclusion, and achievement. Graduate students are provided an array of community involvement opportunities as well as numerous opportunities to engage with leadership and diversity organizations on campus including the AEM Graduate Student Association.

The Dyson School’s Masters in Professional Studies degree offers a hands-on, practical approach to education and professional development. The degree program is particularly suited to those who wish to complement their acquired professional skills by furthering their education. The emphasis of the MPS program is coursework and problem-solving rather than research.

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About Cornell

Cornell University was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White; they sought to create establish an institution that would provide practical and classical studies for all students regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, or religion. Today, the University ranks 12th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Ithaca campus houses just under 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students who study in one of the 7 undergraduate schools or 4 graduate schools (list below). Cornell also has graduate level programs in New York City and Doha, Qatar. 

A Cornell University education prepares individuals to face challenges critically and holistically. It combines a liberal arts education with scientific innovation to equip students with tools and knowledge to excel. Cornell is the most educationally diverse Ivy League University. With 7 colleges, 70 undergraduate majors and 93 graduate fields of study and degrees, the student body represents an expansive breadth of knowledge and culture. Students come to Cornell from all states and 120 countries! Engagement and inclusion are key components of campus life. Students are offered many opportunities for involvement including various volunteering and outreach programs, academic organizations, and clubs to fit just about every interest!

Situated on the easternmost hill in Ithaca, Cornell University overlooks Cayuga Lake one of the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes region is known for water recreation, wine, and numerous natural marvels, including Ithaca’s many gorges and waterfalls. Ithaca experiences the full range of seasons! The lush warm summers give way to snow-covered winters.

With roughly thirty thousand residents Ithaca is a small city but is not lacking in things to do year-round; festivals, theater, music and art are in abundance. Ithaca is also nationally known for its numerous high quality restaurants and eateries. Visit Ithaca

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