The Graduate Center, CUNY building; Photo Credit: Ron Hester

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.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

ARC Seminar: Geo Maher

“Black Reconstruction in (Latin) America”

4:00 pm — 5:30 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

Thursday, November 30, 2023

GEOS Seminar: Jonathan Peters

"Modern Mixed Methods: Using LIDar, GIS and Archival Records to Identify and Document Historical Assets"

4:15 pm — 6:15 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

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
Incoming Students Astrophysics 2022 (Photo credit: Alex Irklievski)

COVID-19 Information

Learn about the protocols and services in place to keep our community safe and supported during the upcoming 2023-24 academic year.

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