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The City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest, urban public university in the US. It is a system of 25 schools-campuses across the five boroughs of NYC, of which the Graduate Center is one. Of these 25, there are eleven senior colleges and seven community colleges.

Being part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system is a great benefit to our doctoral students in three major ways:

1. Providing Students Increased Opportunities for Collaboration with Faculty. Graduate Center (GC) follows a consortia model with respect to faculty across the CUNY system. The GC has central line faculty, those whose primary appointment is at the Graduate Center. It also benefits from consortia faculty, those whose primary appointment is at another CUNY campus, but who are formally active in teaching and primary supervisory roles (e.g., dissertation chair) at the GC. Moreover, students can reach out to campus faculty who are not formally active for secondary supervisory roles (e.g., dissertation committee member) related to their research. Hence, GC doctoral students experience a wealth of faculty resources to draw upon.

2. Providing Students Increased Opportunities to Gain Undergraduate Teaching Experience. The eighteen CUNY campuses with undergraduate student populations are sites in which our doctoral students can, and very typically do, become instructors through various mechanisms. Most of these campuses have psychology departments and also Schools/Departments of Education. Our students are prepared to teach a range of psychology courses, including those related to introductory, educational, developmental psychology and research methods and statistics.

3. Providing Students Sites to Conduct Research. The eighteen CUNY campuses with undergraduate student populations are sites in which our doctoral students can conduct research. Many significant research questions, related to psychological functioning (of students, faculty or staff), educational or instructional contexts, and educational policy, can be addressed at senior and/or community colleges.

For details about other CUNY Colleges and Universities, click here.