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Who We Are
A public graduate school in the center of NYC
Innovative research, rigorous scholarship, and collaborative and interdisciplinary learning define graduate education at the CUNY Graduate Center and prepare students with creative, problem-solving expertise to thrive in a changing world.
The Graduate Center By the Numbers
Prized Scholars and Artists
GC faculty, students, and alumni have received Nobel and Pulitzer prizes and MacArthur and Fulbright fellowships.
Part of the Conversation
Over 100 free public programs with artists, leaders, and luminaries each year draw over 50,000 attendees.
Open to the World
Over 25% of GC doctoral students are international, representing 40 countries.
Taught by Top Scholars
Over 1,700 leading faculty members from throughout CUNY teach and mentor GC doctoral and master’s and doctoral students.
48 Degrees, from Astrophysics to Urban Ed
Students can choose from 31 doctoral programs and 17 master’s degrees as well as certificate programs.
Empowering CUNY Students
Graduate Center students teach over 5,200 CUNY classes with an enrollment of over 141,000 students each year.
Innovative. Interdisciplinary. Affordable.
With highly ranked programs across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, learning here is immersive and agile. Our doctoral and master’s programs inspire students to follow their passions with a deep sense of purpose.
Latest News and Research
Celebrating the Class of 2023 and Pride Month
May 31, 2023
Meet the Class of ‘23!
The graduates of the Class of ’23 share their next steps and advice for others at any step on their educational journey.
June 1, 2023
Showcasing Scholars We’re Proud of During Pride Month
Graduate Center students, faculty, and alumni are leaders in LGBTQ scholarship and activism.
May 30, 2023
For These CUNY Grads, Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s Program Is a Springboard to a Ph.D.
Three Cognitive Neuroscience master’s graduates with prior CUNY degrees are ready to start their doctorates.
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May 30, 2023
What makes a happier, more inclusive workplace
Wiston Rodriguez looks at the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ workers.
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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Artist Saturdays with Tali Keren
Join the artist in the James Gallery for a walkthrough of her exhibition, Un-Charting.
12:00 pm — 6:00 pm
1200: James Art GalleryMore Info
Monday, June 5, 2023
Gender, Politics, and Revolutions in Latin America
This panel seeks to discuss new avenues of research that arise from intersecting gender and politics in the same framework of analysis. For this purpose, we will look at two key moments in the history of Latin America: the Age of Revolutions and the Cuban Revolution.
9100: Skylight Room
Monday, June 12, 2023
Music from Copland House: CULTIVATE 2023
Closing concert of the American Composers Orchestra’s SONiC Festival
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
1201: Elebash Recital Hall
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Virtual Graduate Science Program Information Session
Join the Graduate Center Office of Admissions for our Graduate Sciences Information Session! Our Dean of Doctoral Sciences will be on-hand to take your questions...
4:00 pm — 5:30 pm
In the Center of NYC
The Graduate Center is enriched by our home in the center of Manhattan and as part of the multi-campus City University of New York, the nation’s largest urban university system.Living and Learning in NYC
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