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Graduate Degrees and Fields


Advanced Certificates

School of Education:

Bilingual Extension, (Birth - Grade 12)
Educational Leadership as a School District Leader (SDL)
English Education, (Grades 7 - 12)
Gifted and Talented Education
Mathematics Education, (Grades 7 - 12)
Middle Childhood Extension, (Grades 5 & 6)
Science Education, (Grades 7 - 12)
Social Studies, (Grades 7 - 12)
Special Education (Early Childhood, Birth - Grade 2)
Special Education (Childhood, Grades 1 - 6)
Special Education (Adolescence, Grades 7 - 12)
T.E.S.O.L. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teachers of Languages Other than English

School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing

Nursing: Administration

Nursing: Education

Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Master's Degrees for the School of Arts and Humanities

Applied Music & Music Teaching, (K - Grade 12) M.A.T.
Art M.A.
Art M.F.A.
English M.A.
History M.A.
Literature, Spanish M.A.


Master's Degrees for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies



Liberal Studies



Master's Degrees for the School of Education

*Applicants who apply for graduate degree programs that prepare teachers or school leaders and lead to initial or professional certification are required to submit scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) revised general test, i.e., verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.



General Education: Early & Childhood:

Art Education, Art Teacher, (Pre-K - Grade 12)* M.A.
Childhood Education, (Grades 1 - 6)* M.S. Ed.
Childhood Ed. with Bilingual Ext.* M.S. Ed.
Early Childhood Education, (Birth - Grade 2)* M.S. Ed.
Early Childhood Ed. with Bilingual Ext.* M.S. Ed.

Middle & High School Education:

English Education, (Grades 7 - 12)* M.S. Ed.
Mathematics Education, (Grades 5 - 9 & 7 - 12)* M.S. Ed.
Science Education, (Grades 7 - 12)* M.S. Ed.
Social Studies Education, (Grades 7 - 12)* M.A.
Spanish Education, (Grades 7 - 12)* M.A.
T.E.S.O.L. Programs* M.S. Ed.

Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, & Special Education:

Counselor Education, (Grades K - 12) M.S. Ed.
Educational Leadership, School Building Leader* M.S. Ed.
Literacy Studies, (Birth - Grade 6 & Grades 5 - 12)* M.S. Ed.
Special Education (Single* & Dual Certification: Birth - Grade 2, Grades 1 - 6, & Grades 7 - 12, including dual language/bilingual)* M.S. Ed.
*Applicants must possess certification in general education for single certification.


Master's Degrees for the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing


Health Education & Promotion M.A.
Health Education Teacher, (Pre K - Grade 12)* M.S. Ed.
Nursing M.S.
Nutrition M.S.
Public Health M.P.H.
Recreation Education, Park Administration, Therapeutic, & Education Grades 7 - 12** M.S. Ed.
Social Work M.S.W.
Speech-Language Pathology* MA

**Students with initial certification in physical education can obtain professional certification. Does not lead to initial certification.


Master's Degrees for the School of Natural and Social Sciences


Accounting M.S.
Biology M.A.
Business Administration, Finance and Human Resource Management
Computer Science M.S.
Geographic Information Science (NEW) M.S.
Mathematics M.A.
Mathematics and Instruction Math for Secondary Ed. Teachers M.A.


PhD Programs offered through CUNY Graduate Center


The interdisciplinary science of biochemistry draws from fundamental chemical theory and research techniques as the basis for explorations into problems of biology. Doctoral students participate in research early in their graduate work, and engage actively in a broadly based seminar and colloquium program.


The Graduate Center's Ph.D. Program in Biology provides its students with interdisciplinary research and training opportunities in the world-class laboratories of doctoral faculty located both at CUNY campuses throughout New York City, and at affiliated institutions, which include The New York Botanical Garden and The American Museum of Natural History.

Students will acquire a fundamental orientation in the current life sciences as well as mastery of the knowledge and investigative approaches in his or her chosen areas of specialization. The program prepares doctoral candidates to become research professionals equipped to teach in university programs and for leadership positions in biotechnology and research.

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEB)***

The EEB subprogram integrates the theoretical framework and tools of ecology, behavior, evolution and systematics to understand the relationships of organisms, populations and communities to their historic and contemporary environments. The faculty, drawn from eight campuses of the City University of New York and the American Museum of Natural History, have defined much of the state-of-the-art progress in these general disciplines.


The Graduate Center's Ph.D. Program in Mathematics is a crossroads for the many research mathematicians working in the City University of New York, as well as a place for doctoral students to gain the background they will need to pursue careers as pure or applied mathematicians. The Graduate Center is the only campus offering a doctoral degree in mathematics and the majority of our faculty have dual appointments at the Graduate Center and at one of four year colleges within the CUNY system.

Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology (MCD)***

The MCD subprogram encompasses approximately 60 laboratories across eight CUNY campuses using a wide variety of model organisms from microbes and invertebrates to mammals and plants. It features faculty working at the cutting edge of cancer mechanisms, biotechnology, signal transduction, gene regulation, genome integrity, cell structure, intracellular trafficking and development/dysfunction of the immune and nervous systems, among others.

Neuroscience (NS)

The Neuroscience subprogram in Biology examines the organization and function of the nervous system at all levels, from molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral perspectives. Areas of research include molecular genetics of development, neurotransmitters and signal transduction, learning, neuroethology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of sensory and motor systems, oculomotor control, neuroendocrine systems, and neurobiology of brain disorders.


The Ph.D. Program in Physics provides students with opportunities to pursue original research on the frontiers of physics and requisite training in the fundamentals of physics. Students may choose a research specialization from the principal areas of modern theoretical and experimental physics. The Physics program features specialized research partnerships with some of the most significant research centers in and around New York City, including Lucent Technologies, IBM and The Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Plant Sciences***

The CUNY Plant Sciences PhD program, the most comprehensive of its kind in the New York area, is a long-standing joint program between CUNY and the New York Botanical Garden and consists of 40 doctoral faculty. Research areas include: biotechnology and metabolic engineering of plant biosynthetic pathways, systems biology, natural product biochemistry, medicinal plants and economic botany, signal transduction in plants, plant-microbial interactions, plant development, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, ecology, biodiversity and systematics.


The Ph.D. Program in Psychology prepares students for research, teaching, and practice in the various fields of psychology. Students may specialize in one of a number of training areas.

Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences

The doctoral program is designed to prepare scholars and researchers with a capacity to develop broad theoretical and conceptual frameworks to strengthen their understanding of the major issues of human communication and its disorders. We offer our students a strong and multifaceted research-based doctoral education. Both our faculty and students come from various disciplines, with backgrounds in both the sciences and social sciences. Our faculty members conduct research on varied aspects of speech, language, and hearing processes and disorders, using methods and theoretical frameworks of cognitive neuroscience.

***Supported by 5-year fellowships, including tuition & health insurance.