Contact us if you have any questions. Through online learning you can take regular Cornell courses, study with university faculty, and earn credits from anywhere with an internet connection. Most online courses are delivered via the web-based learning system Canvas.
For a PhD, Cornell’s Graduate School requires: satisfactory work in a major and two minor subject areas, as determined by the student’s Special Committee, and the successful completion of the admission-to-candidacy examination, which is taken before the start of the seventh semester.
Cornell University Summer Session offers hundreds of regular Cornell courses taught by outstanding university faculty members. Enrollment is open to all-from undergrads to high school students*, professionals, alumni, and any interested adult.
Cornell may be required to shift all classes to an online or hybrid format, or modify the duration of the semester, if Cornell or the government (at the local, state, or federal level) determines for any reason that continued in-person instruction is unsafe.