Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Health Tech


Program Description

Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Health Tech


Doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, government agencies—all are looking for ways to make healthcare more effective, accessible, and affordable. And they're turning to technology for solutions. The Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Health Tech gives students the technical and entrepreneurial skills needed to create new digital technologies for patients, clinicians, and communities.

Get a Hands-On Immersion in Health Technologies

From data-mining techniques that track public health trends to apps that facilitate the connection between patients and providers, technology has the potential to transform how healthcare is delivered and experienced.

The Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Health Tech will put you on the cutting edge of that transformation. Through a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum designed with input from leading hospitals, insurance companies, medical schools and health organizations, you'll combine an exceptional technical education with the industry-specific knowledge you need to develop innovative new products and services that address real healthcare needs.

Working in cross-functional teams with classmates from across Cornell Tech's diverse and exceptionally talented student body, you'll develop tech-driven solutions for real clients with real business needs in the Product Studio program and create a new business in the Startup Studio. You'll also pursue a Specialization Project in a health tech subject of your choosing.

Topics Covered

  • Applied Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Healthcare Systems: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Security and Privacy
  • User-Centered Design and Prototyping
  • Experiment Design and Evaluation
  • Entrepreneurial Co-Curriculum


Health Tech, Data, and Systems Credits 2.00

This course explores the digital systems used in the delivery and management of healthcare, from mobile health and patient-facing technologies to Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, Clinical Decision support systems, and Insurance claims data analysis. This course is appropriate for advanced students who have no or limited knowledge of health or health IT.

Careers in the Field

  • Software Developer
  • Product Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Startup Founder or CTO


The Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Health Tech curriculum mixes coursework and project work to provide you with strong technical skills and the industry-specific knowledge you need to apply those skills in the most innovative healthcare setting. In an educational innovation unique to Cornell Tech, you'll also participate in an immersive Studio experience, in which you'll develop your team-building and leadership skills while developing a new product idea in response to the strategic needs of a real organization and create your own startup. Courses include Building Startup Systems, User-Centered Design, Prototyping and Evaluation, Health Technologies, and the Healthcare System.

What Your Schedule Might Look Like

In your first fall semester, you’ll take required and elective classroom courses in the mornings. You’ll spend afternoons working on team-based projects in Product Studio and Startup Ideas and learn firsthand from industry leaders in Conversations in the Studio. In your first spring semester, you’ll continue taking required and elective classroom courses and begin work on your two-semester, deeply technical Specialization Project. In your second fall semester, you’ll continue taking required and elective classroom courses and finish work on your Specialization Project. In your final spring semester, you’ll spend your mornings on required and elective classroom courses. In the afternoons, you’ll pursue team-based projects in Startup Studio and Product Management and continue to attend Conversations in the Studio.

Master of Science in Information Systems

Connective Media and Health Tech

Application Timeline

Cornell Tech offers three application rounds. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application when ready. We will consider applicants that apply in each application round. We review applications as we receive them.

The 2017-2018 application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1 - Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET

Round 2 - Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET*

Round 3 - Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET

Following the Round 3 application deadline, the Admissions Committee will review applications on a rolling basis and release decision accordingly until Monday, April 30, 2018

Application Requirements

To be considered, all applicants must provide the following in their online application:

  • Résumé
    You must submit a current résumé along with your application. With the use of LinkedIn, you will have the option to auto-populate the employment and education information listed within your application. Please note, any information that is auto-populated from LinkedIn can be edited.
  • Personal Statement
    Here at Cornell Tech, you will be part of an environment where creativity, technical depth and leadership share seats at the table. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please submit a one- to a two-page statement that describes your interest in this program. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and technical abilities. In particular, feel free to elaborate on technical projects you have completed, their creative and technical aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefit you envision being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and, why this program is the one for you.
  • Two Recommendations
    Recommenders should be faculty members, supervisors or other individuals who know you professionally and have seen you play a major role in substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online.
  • GRE
    The GRE is required for admission to the Master of Science in Information Systems programs. All official test scores should be reported directly to Cornell University. The GRE institution code for Cornell is 2098. Please be consistent in the spelling of your name on both your application and test score report.
  • Transcripts
    Transcripts from each previously attended college or university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit an official transcript directly to the Cornell Graduate School prior to matriculation.
  • Application Fee
    A nonrefundable application fee of $95 must be submitted with the online application.

International Applicants

In addition to the aforementioned program requirements listed, international applicants must provide a certified English translation of transcripts if the original language is not English. Successful international applicants will have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing.


Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Official TOEFL scores must be sent to the Cornell University Graduate School. The institution code is 2098. Cornell’s official minimum sub-scores for each element of the TOEFL are as follows:

  • Writing: 20
  • Reading 20
  • Listening 15
  • Speaking 22

The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets at least one of these criteria:

  • Is a native citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.
  • Has studied in full-time status for at least two academic years within the last five years in the United States, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or with English language instruction in Canada or South Africa. You must submit a transcript that shows you have attended college in one of these approved locations.
Last updated January 2019

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