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Study at CUNY Graduate School and University Center

The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York, more commonly known as CUNY Graduate School and University Center, was established in 1961. This is the only doctorate-granting institution under the City University of New York System. More than 4,000 students enroll in CUNY Graduate School and University Center every year.

CUNY Graduate School and University Center offers baccalaureate programs and master degrees in various Course Topics like humanities, social sciences and sciences. Doctoral students can also choose from over 30 different programs offered by this college. In addition, online courses and continuing education programs are also available to its students.

CUNY Graduate School and University Center has more than 20 research centers and institutes under it. These centers are focused on areas of civic, cultural, social and scientific importance.

Profile of CUNY Graduate School and University Center

The main campus of The Graduate Center is in New York, NY (a large city). The school is a public school. The Graduate Center offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. The Graduate Center students most commonly major in a field related to music, mathematics, science, fine arts, and liberal arts.

The Graduate Center Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. Students attending The Graduate Center come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at The Graduate Center are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student enrolment

In 2007, the school had 5,468 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at The Graduate Center.

The Graduate Center Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts407liberal arts and sciences, English literature, political science, anthropology, history, sociology, comparative literature, economics, . . .
Science94biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biopsychology, geology
Therapy and Counseling80clinical psychology, experimental psychology, psychobiology, educational psychology, environmental psychology, social psychology, child psychology, organizational psychology
Engineering39electrical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering
Fine Arts 26art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy24philosophy
Business and Management22labor studies, business
Law21legal professions
Education and Teaching17urban education, reading teaching
Computer Science and Engineering15computer science, computer support
Mathematics14 mathematics
Music13music, music performance, music theory and composition
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology6audiology and speech pathology
Photography and Commercial Art4 film studies
Drama and Performing Arts4 drama
Family and Social Work4social work

Contact: The Graduate Center

CUNY Graduate School and University Center

365 Fifth Ave

New York, NY 10016-4309

General Phone: (212) 817-7000

http://www.gc. cuny.edu

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