DEA Graduate Program Overview


Admission to most of the graduate programs at Cornell University is made through Cornell's Graduate School. The Graduate School comprises fields of study from all over the University, including DEA. DEA brings together some of the world's leading experts in interior design, human factors and ergonomics, facility planning and management, and environmental psychology into a single field and department. Students benefit from a low faculty-to-student ratio and the faculty's integrated approach to the study of the planning, design, and management of the built environment and its effects on those using it.

Graduate students in DEA are admitted within one of three programs within the DEA Graduate Field: Masters of Art in Design, Masters of Science in Human Environment Relations (HER) or Ph.D. in Human Behavior and Design.


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4+1 Graduate Program

Only undergraduate students in DEA are eligible to apply for this program. Students accepted into the program will complete the graduate program in one year instead of the two years required for non-DEA students. Please see the 4+1 Program information for details about applying for this program.

Application deadline:

Masters application due January 15 and Ph.D. application due December 1. Applications are accepted for Fall Admission only.

For more information on Graduate School application guidelines, international student qualifications and tests, please visit the Graduate School website.


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