Programs in the humanities,
social sciences, and mathematics and some non-laboratory science course
work are offered at The Graduate Center. Science research and the
professional programs (Business, Engineering, Criminal Justice, Social
Welfare) are located on CUNY college campuses, plus some
programs have research affiliations with New York City s world-class
cultural and scientific institutions.
Within this distinguished intellectual partnership, students and faculty
join in the shared enterprise of exploring and expanding the boundaries
of knowledge in 31
doctoral programs, with more than a
third of The Graduate Center s rated Ph. D. programs ranked among the
nation s top 20 at public and private institutions. This remarkable
environment of intellectual discovery and exchange is further augmented
by 28 research centers and institutes
focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific
concerns. In addition, The Graduate Center offers six
master s degree programs and
administers a special, individually designed
CUNY Baccalaureate Program, as well as
the School of Professional Studies. Meanwhile,
Continuing Education and Public Programs
extends The Graduate Center s intellectual and cultural resources to the
general public, offering access to a wide range of
events, including lectures, symposia, performances, and
workshops. Since 1999, The Graduate Center s vibrant campus has been
housed in a
landmark building, formerly home to the
B. Altman Department Store and
redesigned as a new,
When you choose to engage in doctoral work, you
join a community dedicated to discovery and learning.
As a doctoral student, you will have the opportunity to immerse
yourself in an area of scholarship; you will embark on a career of
original research that will make you an expert in your chosen field.
Your study and hard work will reward you as you prove mastery over your
subject matter and demonstrate superior skills in research, analysis,
and problem-solving, skills that are transferable to many professions.
Your dedication will prepare you to become a leader, whether in academia
or in a wide range of private- and public-sector professions off campus.
Earning a Ph. D. takes commitment and patience. It also holds out
untold possibilities for personal and professional growth.
The CUNY Graduate Center seeks to encourage all who possess the
ability and resolve to make the choice to become experts. Recruiting and
retaining students of the highest caliber is our first priority. Through
close mentoring, careful instruction, research programs, opportunities
for teaching, and financial assistance in various forms, we help our
students stay on the road to the doctorate. Graduate study is not for
everyone. It is for those who can take the long view, and who can commit
themselves to the patient acquisition and steady expansion of knowledge.
But, as a recent CUNY Ph. D. said, "It s exciting to work at the
frontier, with others who have made the same commitment to discovery. "
As they prepare themselves to lead, our doctoral students share in that
pioneering excitement, drawing on a CUNY tradition of excellence and
diversity, a distinguished and dedicated faculty, and the vitality of
the nation s greatest city.
THE CAMPUS : Overview In the fall of 1999, The Graduate Center moved from its previous home on
West 42nd Street to a new campus on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. The
interior of the landmark building, once the home of the B.
Altman Department Store, was
redesigned specifically for The
Graduate Center s needs, serving as a thriving center of intellectual
inquiry and exchange for the university, the city, and the national and
international academic community. The main features include a
light-filled three-story library that incorporates some of the historic
design elements as well as a dissertation reading room and the
Seymour B. Durst Old York Library
Reading Room; seven floors of classroom, student, and office space; a
dining commons; and a "cultural
complex" of presentation spaces for the school s many scholarly
gatherings and public programs. Included in the latter are a 389-seat
auditorium with accompanying breakout spaces, a 180-seat recital hall
with state-of-the-art acoustic design, a 70-seat multi-purpose theater
space, and an art gallery facing Fifth Avenue. There is also a
first-floor snack bar and lounge, an exhibition hallway, music practice
rooms, extensive computer access, and a skylight conference room, among
myriad other resources and facilities. Many of these features can be
seen in our photo tour, or come visitthe campus in person.
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