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The Graduate Center

The City University of New York



Founded in 1961, The Graduate Center is the doctorate-granting institution of The City University of New York. A nationally unique consortium, most of The Graduate Center s 1600-member faculty pool are drawn from leading scholars based at other CUNY colleges, augmented by a core group of about 125 Graduate Center appointments.

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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, state-of-the-art facility.

 

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 soaring glass-ceilinged 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.

CONTACT

Office of Admissions

The Graduate Center

The City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016-4309

Tel: 1. 212. 817. 7470

Fax: 1. 212. 817. 1624

Email: admissions@gc. cuny.edu

Website:
http://www.gc. cuny.edu

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CONTACT

Office of Admissions

The Graduate Center

The City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016-4309

Tel: 1. 212. 817. 7470

Fax: 1. 212. 817. 1624

Email: admissions@gc. cuny.edu

Website:

http://www.gc. cuny.edu