Eighty years of building futures
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: Students: 16,326 undergraduate students; 3,306 graduate students; Queens is one of America’s most culturally diverse colleges. Students come from over 170 countries and speak more than 90 languages.
Faculty: 612 full-time faculty members; close to 85% have the terminal degree in their field; 65% have tenure.
Admission Requirements: Graduate admission requirements vary per program. For the best source of information, visit our graduate program listings at qc.cuny.edu/graddegrees.
Tuition: For New York State residents, yearly tuition is $6,530 for undergraduates and $10,450 for graduate students. For out-of-state and international students, tuition is $580 per credit for undergraduates and $805 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 have graduated since the first class in 1941.
Queens College was founded on the vision of people like Judge Charles Colden, who lobbied for a public college in the growing New York City borough of Queens. On October 11, 1937, the first day of classes, Paul Klapper, the College’s first president, proclaimed, “We are the pioneers of a new institution. We have no history to look back to, but we can look forward to progress.”
Eighty years later, Queens College continues to be where to make progress toward the future you’re building for yourself.
The working world has never been more competitive. Even entry-level jobs often require additional credentials. In some careers, certification or a master’s degree is essential to set yourself apart from the crowd. Consequently, you want to learn from top scholars in the field you plan to pursue. You want courses that meet at times convenient to your schedule. 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 you’ve come to the right place. With our rich array of graduate programs and resources, we take you and your future seriously.
Our professors have been honored with Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, National Science Foundation awards, and grants from Google, IBM, and 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 your chosen 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. Our 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 State residents pay $440 per credit with a maximum of $5,225 per semester—one of the most affordable graduate tuitions in the nation (2017–2018 school year). Indeed, Queens College was hailed as a “best value” college by Forbes and named a best college by Money magazine. All of which means that our students graduate with a fine education—and without a heavy burden of debt.
The programs you expect—and much more
Queens College offers over 100 degree and certificate programs, including many you won’t find at other colleges. Our Education programs are highly renowned, as we have graduated the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the metropolitan area, cementing our major role in “educating the educators.”
Starting in the fall of 2017, Queens College will be the only college in New York State to offer a Master of Science in Education degree to teach both math and computer science. Students will graduate with the specialized knowledge and skills in computer science that are needed to teach the subject in secondary schools. 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 recognized 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 our innovative Master of Arts program in Media Studies is designed for students who want to address social and political issues. 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. Summit Apartments—with fully furnished private suites and two- and four-bedroom suites—have study lounges, a fitness center, laundry facilities, high-speed Wi-fi, basic cable TV, and music practice rooms. Learn more at queenscollegehousing.com.
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 1.2 million hard copy and electronic books and has access to over 92,000 periodicals. It boasts an art library, music 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 practice rooms equipped with Steinway pianos.
Additionally, as a graduate student, you will have access to lounges, cafés, dining halls, and athletic facilities (including our Olympic-size pool, fully equipped Fitness Center, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts). And, of course, we are only 20–30 minutes from Manhattan and its countless research, employment, and cultural opportunities.
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|Teaching Foreign Language|
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