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 D+EA. D+EA 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 D+EA are admitted within one of three programs within the D+EA Graduate Field:

Current and prospective students, please visit our online Graduate Student Handbook for more information about our graduate programs and requirements.

Prospective students are encouraged to check out our frequently asked questions below. If you have a question that you can't find the answer to, please contact the Graduate Field Assistant at

Prospective Master Students
Prospective Ph.D. Students
Prospective Students Planning to Visit D+EA

D+EA will no longer offer the 4+1 program as of Fall 2018.

Application Deadline:

Ph.D. applications due November 1 and Master applications 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.