• The Ph.D. programs are typically very competitive and selective, so interested applicants might consider the following M.S. programs as possible options before transitioning to the Ph.D. program:
  • Prospective M.S. Students: PEESE always welcomes self-funded M.S. students dedicated to high-caliber thesis research. Our M.S. students generally advance to one of the above-mentioned Ph.D. programs after completing their M.S. studies with us. We understand that some M.S. students may opt for different trajectories post-graduation, such as transitioning into the industry. Nonetheless, we expect that their research progress will align with that of their counterparts, who are at a similar academic stage in a concurrent Ph.D. program. Here is the list of PEESE M.S. alumni, excluding those continuing for Ph.D.
  • PEESE M.S. students who demonstrate significant research progress after a semester or a year could be supported by partial to full financial aid from our research fund. Notably, some of our exceptional M.S. students have received stipends, due to their remarkable achievements, that significantly exceed the Ph.D. assistantship rate
  • Ph.D. and M.S. are research degree programs and require performing original and innovative research. Students interested in earning a master’s degree focusing on coursework only (i.e., non-thesis option) should pursue a professional degree instead, such as CBE M.Eng. or ECE M.Eng. See below for further details.
  • Prospective M.Eng. Students: We are excited to offer design project opportunities to CBE M.Eng. and ECE M.Eng. students at Cornell. Our M.Eng. projects covers a variety of topics, including data science, AI, software engineering, app/web development, sustainability, energy systems, computational modeling, manufacturing, process/product design, and bio-/pharmaceutical engineering. CBE and ECE M.Eng. students interested in PEESE are very welcome to contact Prof. You for M.Eng. projects through CHEME 5650 or ECE 6930/6931. We are particularly proud of the M.Eng. awards won by former PEESE students.