A leader in graduate education, The Graduate Center offers students outstanding doctoral and master’s programs in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
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Innovative and Interdisciplinary
The Graduate Center’s interdisciplinary approach and programs, such as our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, foster learning that is both broad and deep.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded the GC $2.265 million to transform doctoral education in the humanities. This will go towards preparing students for diverse careers and encouraging students to pursue public scholarship.
The Graduate Center focuses on new and innovative ways to learn, research, and teach through its GC Digital Initiatives, Futures Initiative, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Immersed in a research-focused culture, Graduate Center students conduct original scholarship and work with our renowned faculty and many research centers, including the Advanced Science Research Center, where students have the opportunity to collaborate with top scientists from around the world.
We attract top faculty — leading researchers, scholars, and artists — from throughout CUNY, the nation’s largest urban university.
Committed to Diversity
As a Graduate Center student, you will join a diverse community of scholars, scientists, activists, and artists committed to creating knowledge and driving change.
The Graduate Center is proud to rank among the top 10 in awarding doctorates to Hispanic and Latino students.
Each year, our students teach 180,000 City University of New York undergraduates, making The Graduate Center essential in CUNY's success at propelling almost six times as many low-income students into the middle class and beyond as all eight Ivy League campuses.
The Graduate Center is committed to attracting the most qualified students and ensuring they have the resources to complete their program.
Most — 90 percent — of our doctoral students receive five-year fellowship packages, and select scholarships are available to master's students.
Federal aid, including work study, is available to those doctoral and master’s students who qualify.
Find more information on the Office of Financial Aid website.
The Graduate Center participates in the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium, a grouping of distinguished institutions such as Columbia University, Fordham University, the New School, New York University, Princeton University, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, and Stony Brook University. Eligible doctoral students at participating schools may enroll in courses throughout the consortium, thus widening their circle of contacts and course choices.