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We believe that knowledge is a public good

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

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In order to tackle any problem — whether fixing a car or taking down criminal networks — we must first understand it to our fullest capabilities.

— Monique Sosnowski, Ph.D. Student

Our Programs

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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The New College Classroom

In this interactive session, Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis, foremost innovators in higher education and authors of The New College Classroom (Harvard University Press, 2022), present the latest research on inspiring, effective, and inclusive learning.

3:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

Friday, September 9, 2022

Immigrant Seminar Series I

Featuring Dr. Michael Rodriguez-Muniz, Northwestern University 

3:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

Wednesday, September 14 — Friday, September 16, 2022

Biophysics: Searching for Principles

Three-day conference surveying achievements at the interface of theoretical physics and biology, with guest speakers comprised of leading theorists and experimentalists from around the world.

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

Our Campus

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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The Graduate Center and associated CUNY campuses

Campus and Location
The Graduate Center, CUNY building; Photo Credit: Chris Cooper
Nikki Gerohristodoulos with mask on at the CUNY GC

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Learn about the protocols and services in place to keep our community safe and supported during the 2022-23 academic year.

Latest COVID updates
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Giving to the Graduate Center demonstrates that you believe that public higher education is important and worthy of investment. Whether you support our students by making contributions to doctoral student fellowships or research funds, help one of our academic programs, centers, or institutes, or contribute to the annual fund, your gift has a positive and lasting impact.

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