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An Inside Look

The nation’s leading urban public university system is a network of 24 colleges, 14 of which offer graduate degrees.

Whatever path you envision, CUNY has the program and the people to propel you onward. We have strength in people—renowned educators and administrators with a proven record of expanding learning beyond our campuses. We have strength in numbers— more than 800 graduate degree programs, over 100 research centers, and 21 world-class libraries. You will experience the blend of culture and social energy that makes CUNY the greatest public university system in the greatest city in the world. In addition, you will have a strong network of alumni. CUNY colleges offer graduates a wide range of services, activities, and opportunities for social and professional networking.

Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College is an integral part of the civic, urban, and artistic energy of New York and uses the entire city as a living classroom that broadens students’ understanding of the world around them. A prime example is the recently opened Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, which is the only film school located on a working film lot. The College offers more than 60 graduate degree programs in the creative arts; humanities; social, behavioral, and natural sciences; mathematics; education; and business. For more information:

Queens College
Queens College is located in a residential area of Flushing in the borough of Queens—America’s most ethnically diverse county. The College has students from more than 150 nations. Queens College offers more than 40 master’s degrees and 20 doctoral-level programs. Academic programs are organized into four divisions, which offer both day and evening courses and include arts and humanities, mathematics and the natural sciences, the social sciences, and education. Queens College educates more teachers than any other college in the New York City region. The College offers several new graduate majors, including an M.F.A. in creative writing and translation, an M.S. in photonics, and an M.S. in risk management. For more information:

The City College of New York (CCNY)
Established in 1847, CCNY remains on the cutting edge of comprehensive teaching and research. The College strives for excellence in its 66 master’s degree programs (including programs in the only public schools of engineering, architecture, and biomedical education in the city) and 13 doctoral programs (including engineering and sciences)—all of which are designed to prepare students for successful careers, as well as continuing graduate and postgraduate education. For more information:

Hunter College
Hunter College offers more than 50 master’s degree programs in nursing, public health, environmental and occupational health sciences, biomedical laboratory management, accounting, education, speech-language pathology, and all of the liberal arts, plus a number of accelerated and advanced certificate programs. Students from around the world apply to Hunter’s master’s program in the fine arts, including creative writing, studio art, integrated media arts, and playwriting. The Silberman School for Social Work at Hunter College is the oldest and largest public school for social work geared to preparing its graduates to work in the public sector and nonprofits in New York City. For more information:

Bernard M. Baruch College
Bernard M. Baruch College has a history of more than 160 years of making a world-class education accessible to a highly motivated and diverse student body through three acclaimed schools: the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. Baruch offers 26 graduate-level specializations, including one of the top M.B.A. programs in the nation. For more information:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 12 exciting and rigorous master’s programs and eight advanced certificate programs designed by internationally acclaimed faculty. In keeping with the College’s mission, John Jay prepares students to build and sustain just societies by using their talents to make a difference for themselves and others. In the graduate programs such as digital forensics and cyber-security, and forensic mental health counseling, students learn how to transform their ideas into action and leadership through rigorous course work, research, internships, community service, study abroad, and other life-changing learning experiences. For more information:

Lehman College
Lehman College, founded in 1968, is centered on 37 acres in the culturally rich borough of the Bronx and offers over 40 graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, health fields, and teacher education. Washington Monthly has recognized Lehman College in the past for its social mobility, research, and service. In addition, the graduate social work program (M.S.W.) is among the top 100 in the nation. For more information:

The College of Staten Island (CSI)
The College of Staten Island, named a top public college in the Northeast by U.S.News & World Report, has an impressive campus, numerous social and academic opportunities, new high-end apartment-style living, and dedicated faculty. CSI awards 13 master’s degrees in the professional liberal arts and sciences. In partnership with the Graduate Center, the College of Staten Island offers doctoral programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, and psychology and is one of the three colleges within the CUNY network to offer social work. For more information:

The CUNY School of Law
The CUNY School of Law is the premier public-interest law school in the country, offering full-time and part-time programs. Their mission is to graduate outstanding public-interest attorneys and enhance the diversity of the legal profession. The motto of the CUNY School of Law is “Law in the service of human needs.” For more information:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies
The CUNY School of Professional Studies is home to six groundbreaking master’s degrees such as the online M.S. degree in business management and leadership or data analytics, as well as 11 graduate certificate programs. The CUNY School of Professional Studies has found new ways of fulfilling CUNY’s mission of access, reaching students with new modes of instruction, new courses and curricula, and new kinds of learning tailored for diverse requirements and constituencies. For more information:
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism offers a top-notch, affordable education. The focus is on teaching traditional journalism values while preparing students to thrive in a rapidly changing media landscape.

As the profession reinvents itself for the digital age, the CUNY School of Journalism is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the tools to find stories and tell them effectively—using print, broadcast, visual, interactive, and social media. Students can choose from programs in entrepreneurial or social journalism with concentrations in arts and culture, business and economics, health and science, international, and urban journalism. For more information:

The Graduate Center
The Graduate Center is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York. Offering more than 30 doctoral degrees, from anthropology to urban education, and eight master’s degrees that foster globally significant research in a wide variety of venues, the Graduate Center provides rigorous academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. For more information:

Centers and institutes
In all, the CUNY system houses more than 100 centers and institutes. They offer academic resources, access to archives, exciting research opportunities, and a wide range of events. Graduate students take advantage of internship and employment possibilities, as well as opportunities to work with distinguished faculty and other students to create new knowledge that helps people work and live better.

To learn more about the schools listed above and other CUNY institutes and centers, go to

As a student at CUNY, there are a number of ways to finance your graduate education, including federal aid, grants, scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, and federal work-study. For more information:

CUNY offers student housing in all five boroughs of New York City, with residence halls associated with Bernard M. Baruch College, Brooklyn College, the City College of New York, the College of Staten Island, the Graduate Center, Hunter College, John Jay College, Lehman College, and Queens College. For more information:



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256 Graduate Programs Offered

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Adult & Geriatric Nursing            
Adult Education                
Advertising/Public Relations                
African Studies                
American Studies              
Applied Behavior Analysis              
Area Studies                
Art History                
Art and Fine Arts                
BSN to MSN Programs                
Biological and Physical Sciences              
Biomedical Engineering              
Business Doctorate & PhD                
Business-Management, MS/MA                
Chemical Engineering            
Children's Literature                
Civil Engineering            
Clinical Psychology              
Cognitive Psychology              
Communication Studies                
Community Health              
Comparative Literature                
Computer Science            
Computer Security              
Corporate Communication                
Creative Writing                
Criminal Justice              
Cultural & Demographic Studies                
Curriculum & Instruction              
Early Childhood Education              
Education of the Deaf              
Education of the Gifted              
Educational Administration              
Educational Foundations                
Educational Leadership              
Educational Policy                
Educational Psychology              
Educational Research                
Electrical Engineering            
Elementary Education              
Engineering Management                
Environmental Education                
Environmental Engineering                
Environmental Science                
Evening MBA Programs                
Executive MBA Programs                
Experimental Psychology              
Film Studies              
Financial Engineering                
Financial Planning                
Forensic Psychology                
Forensic Science              
General MBA                
Health Education                
Healthcare Administration                
Higher Education                
Human Resource Management                
Information Systems              
Integrative Marketing                
International Affairs                
International Relations              
JD / Law Programs                
Jewish Studies                
Journalism & Mass Media                
Labor/Industrial Relations              
Landscape Architecture                
Latin American Studies                
Liberal Studies                
Library/Information Sciences              
MBA - Accounting                
MBA - Economics                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Financial Planning                
MBA - Health Care                
MBA - Human Resources                
MBA - Information Systems                
MBA - International Business                
MBA - Marketing                
MBA - Operations Management                
MBA - Organizational Studies                
MBA - Real Estate/Insurance                
MBA - Sustainability                
MBA - Taxation                
MBA/JD Programs                
Mechanical Engineering            
Media Studies                
Middle Eastern Studies                
Museum Studies                
Mythology and Folklore                
National Security/Defense                
Nurse Administration                
Nurse Education                
Occupational Health              
Occupational Therapy                
Organizational Psychology                
Parks/Recreation Studies                
Pediatric/Neonatal Nursing              
Physical Education              
Physical Therapy              
Political Science              
Post-Secondary Education              
Project Management                
Psychiatric Nursing              
Psychology - General              
Public Admin                
Public Health              
Public Policy                
Radio, Television, and Film                
Reading & Literacy              
Real Estate                
Rehabilitation Therapy                
School Counseling                
School Psychology                
Secondary Education              
Security Management                
Social Sciences              
Social Work - Doctoral                
Social Work - MSW                
Social/Personality Psychology              
Special Education                
Speech Pathology              
Sports & Fitness Management                
Sports Medicine                
TESOL Education              
Taxation - Business                
Teacher Certification              
Teaching Art              
Teaching English              
Teaching Foreign Language              
Teaching History              
Teaching Math              
Teaching Music              
Teaching Other Subjects              
Teaching Science              
Theater and Drama              
Urban Design                
Urban Planning                
Urban Studies & Affairs                
Weekend MBA Programs                
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