Academics & Research
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York is devoted primarily to doctoral study and awards most of CUNY's doctoral degrees. In this nationally unique consortium of over 1950 faculty members, a core faculty of approximately 150 Graduate Center appointments is supplemented by over 1800 additional faculty members drawn from throughout CUNY's eleven senior colleges and New York City's leading cultural and scientific institutions. With 4300 doctoral students, they pursue a shared enterprise of expanding the boundaries of knowledge in over thirty doctoral programs and seven master's programs in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. A wide range of rankings regularly place Graduate Center doctoral programs among the best in the country.
Augmenting this enterprise are about thirty research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns. Also affiliated with the institution are the CUNY Baccalaureate Program through which undergraduates can earn bachelor's degrees by taking courses at any of the CUNY colleges and the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the associated Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.
The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) is the focal point of the collaborative research activities of the Graduate Center. It promotes interdisciplinary research, partners with all GC Research Centers, Institutes and Interdisciplinary Committees, connects the research activities of CUNY faculty at the Colleges to GC research programs and seminars, and provides a home for outstanding visiting scholars to collaborate with faculty and students. ARC offers support to GC doctoral students pursuing research as well as to postdoctoral students who have completed their initial projects.