On the doctoral level, graduate education at Cornell occurs in fields of study which span individual colleges and departments. This groups faculty by common academic interest, ensuring that faculty and students across the university can share ideas and work together freely.

In addition, Human Ecology faculty are members of several other graduate fields, and graduate faculty of other colleges are members of graduate fields associated with Human Ecology. This breadth of opportunity enhances graduate studies for all.

Faculty and graduate students in Human Ecology engage in research and scholarship in many additional fields within the university.