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Mission: Queens College prepares students to become leaders of our global society by offering a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research.

Accreditation: Queens College is accredited by the State of New York and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Students: 19,310 matriculated students; 3,537 graduate students; Queens is one of America’s most culturally diverse colleges. Students come from over 150 countries and speak more than 90 languages.

Faculty: 606 full-time faculty members; close to 90% have the terminal degree in their field; 71% have tenure.

Admission Requirements: Undergraduate admission is based on high school grades, academic program, and SAT or ACT scores.New York State GED recipients must earn a score of 350 or better on the equivalency exam and corresponding high school units.

Tuition: For New York State residents, yearly tuition is $6,330 for undergraduates and $10,130 for graduate students. For out-of-state and international students, tuition is $560 per credit for undergraduates and $780 per credit for graduate students.

Financial Aid: More than 60% of the College’s students receive need-based financial aid in some form: scholarships, work-study, or loans.

Alumni: More than 150,000 students graduated since the first class in 1941.

The working world has never been more competitive. Even many entry-level jobs now require additional credentials. In some careers, certification or a master’s degree is essential if you want to set yourself apart from the crowd. We know you are serious about your future. You want to learn from top scholars in the field you plan to pursue. You want courses that are scheduled at a time convenient for you. And you want to graduate knowing you won’t be paying off student loans for years on end. At Queens College (CUNY), you’ll quickly realize that you’ve come to the right place. With our rich array of graduate programs and resources, we take you and your future seriously.

World-renowned faculty
Our professors have been honored with Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, National Science Foundation awards, and grants from the National Institutes of Health as well as the Departments of Education, Energy, and Defense.

Perhaps most important, our faculty “preach what they practice”: they are active scholars in their fields—as artists, educators, scientists, psychologists, counselors, and researchers—so you will have the benefit of their extensive hands-on experience. No matter what your field, you’ll be taught by experts who can help you gain the experience and critical-thinking skills you need for success.

If you are on the path to a doctoral degree, a master’s from Queens College can smooth the way. Approximately 70% of our professors hold appointments at the Graduate Center, CUNY’s doctorate-granting institution. Two psychology doctoral sub-programs—neuropsychology and learning processes—are based on our campus. Many students in lab-based doctoral programs in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, environmental science, and physics conduct research here and do dissertations guided by our faculty.

The flexibility you need
We make it easier for you to earn your degree by scheduling most of our classes in the late afternoon or evening and on weekends. Two summer sessions and online courses offer further flexibility for completing your studies. And if you are raising a family, you can take advantage of our professional Child Development Center, which provides inexpensive day care.

Surprisingly affordable tuition
New York residents pay $10,310 for the year, $425 per credit—one of the most affordable graduate tuitions in the nation (2015–2016 school year). Indeed, QC was hailed as a best-value college by Forbes and made Money magazine’s best college list, which means our students graduate with a fine education—and without a heavy burden of debt.

The programs you expect—and much more
Queens College offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs, including many you won’t find at other colleges. Our highly selective speech-language pathology program—which includes on-campus clinical work with clients at our Speech-Language-Hearing Center—is widely recognized as one of the best programs in New York State. Our Professional Master of Science in Photonics, the first such curriculum within CUNY, trains students for jobs in the booming technology sector. The accelerated master’s program in data analytics and applied social research allows you to earn a degree in three semesters. Our nationally known school psychology program is one of the only programs in the United States with a focus on multicultural issues. Our programs in accounting and risk management provide crucial preparation for the business world. And a new Master of Arts in Media Studies program welcomed its first cohort in spring 2015. Learn more about all of our graduate degree programs at qc.cuny.edu/graddegrees.

Live where you learn
On-campus housing is available at Summit Apartments, our beautiful residence facility that has areas reserved exclusively for graduate students. The Summit Apartments—with fully furnished private suites and two- and four-bedroom suites—has study lounges, a fitness center, laundry facilities, high-speed WiFi, basic cable TV, and music practice rooms. Learn more at qc.cuny.edu/thesummit.

A wealth of resources
Located on a quiet, tree-lined 80-acre campus, Queens College offers a wealth of resources. The Rosenthal Library holds more than 900,000 volumes and subscribes to 5,800 print and electronic journals. It boasts an art library, innovative retrieval systems, and extensive digital microform, governmental, and specialized resources. Other college facilities range from state-of-the-art science labs and art studios to a music library and practice rooms equipped with Steinway pianos.

As a graduate student, you will have access to lounges, cafés, dining halls, and athletic facilities (including our Olympic-sized pool, fully equipped Fitness Center, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts). And, of course, we are only minutes away from Manhattan and its countless research, employment, and enjoyment opportunities.



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78 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Adult Education                
Applied Behavior Analysis                
Art and Fine Arts                
Business-Management, MS/MA                
Communication Sci & Disorders                
Computer Science                
Creative Writing                
Early Childhood Education              
Elementary Education              
Environmental Science                
Environmental Studies                
Food Science                
Foreign Languages              
Liberal Arts & Sciences                
Liberal Studies                
Library/Information Sciences              
Media Studies                
Physical Education              
Psychology - General                
Reading & Literacy              
School Counseling                
School Psychology                
Science - Other                
Secondary Education              
Social Sciences                
Special Education              
Speech Pathology                
TESOL Education              
Teacher Certification                
Teaching Art              
Teaching English              
Teaching Foreign Language              
Teaching History              
Teaching Math              
Teaching Music              
Teaching Other Subjects              
Teaching Science              
Urban Studies & Affairs                
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