Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a four-year accredited university with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in subject related courses. There is no minimum GRE score, but students must demonstrate proficiency in quantitative skills and reasoning.

Students applying from non-English speaking countries must have a score of at least 79 on the Internet-based test (iBT); or at least 550 on the paper-based test (pBT) of the TOEFL exam; or a band score of 6.5 on the IELTS test.

Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose describing their interests, relevant experience, and motivations for applying to the program.

Application deadlines

  • April 15 priority deadline for fall enrollment
  • June 1 final deadline for fall enrollment
  • December 15 for spring enrollment

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Tuition and Fees

Master’s students at The Graduate Center who are residents of New York State and registered for a minimum of 12 credits per semester will pay a flat fee for tuition. Out-of-state residents and students taking less than 12 credits will be charged on a per-credit basis.

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Fellowships and Financial Aid

While The Graduate Center does not currently offer full-tuition scholarships or additional stipends for living expenses, there are funding opportunities available to master’s students that can help cover the cost of attendance, including scholarships, federal and private loans, and federal work-study.

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