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Welcome to the CUNY Graduate Center

Welcome to the CUNY Graduate Center

Our approach to graduate education is about more than just supporting new areas of interdisciplinary exploration. It’s about giving students the resources — strengthened by research and outreach partnerships at CUNY and throughout New York — they need to thrive in any workplace.

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Find Your Perfect Program

Choose from more than 40 outstanding doctoral and master’s programs in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. As a student at the Graduate Center, you’ll be immersed in a highly intellectual, collaborative culture and benefit from exceptional research and teaching experiences.

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Start the Application Process

Our step-by-step guide to the application process contains everything you need to know about deadlines, transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, and requirements for international students.

How to Apply
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Explore Financial Aid Opportunities

The Graduate Center is committed to providing all students — including those from underrepresented backgrounds — with access to robust financial resources. Learn more about how we can help you secure the funding you need to complete your degree.

Financing Your Education

Get to Know the Graduate Center

The CUNY Graduate Center, a leader in public graduate education, is committed to doctoral and master’s education for the public good.

Admissions Resources and Contacts

We are here to help you take the right next step.

Download our Quick-Reference Admissions Brochure

The Graduate Center Admissions Brochure provides a brief overview of our program offerings, student outcomes, and the benefits of pursuing your advanced degree at CUNY's hub for graduate and doctoral education.

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Connect with Us

The Office of Admissions is located in Room 7201 in the Graduate Center building at 365 Fifth Avenue and can be reached by phone at 212-817-7470.

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Upcoming Events and Information Sessions

Monday, April 3, 2023

Open House

As you embark on this amazing decision to pursue graduate education at the CUNY Graduate Center, you might have several questions about the Chemistry Program, your funding package, tuition, health insurance, and expectations of the program.

10:00 am — 1:00 pm

Advanced Science Research Center (85 St. Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10031)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Cognitive Neuroscience Open House

Meet with Director Tony Ro to learn more about the M.S. Program in Cognitive Neuroscience.

4:30 pm — 6:30 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

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Mar 16, 2023

An Explainer on Bank Failures and Bailouts

Professor Linda Allen comments on why Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank failed and whether the Feds were right to rescue the depositors.

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