The City University of New York’s graduate center, CUNY Graduate Center, is dedicated to doctoral and master’s education for the public good and is a pioneer in public graduate education.
The Graduate Center has over 3,500 masters and doctoral students. Out of this number, 24% are international students, and 90% of incoming doctoral students receive five-year fellowship packages
Over 1,800 additional faculty members from CUNY’s eleven senior colleges and New York City’s cultural and scientific institutions supplement the core faculty of about 140 students.
The graduate school offers 30 research centers and institutes, 14 master’s programs, and 31 doctoral programs.
Cuny graduate center acceptance rate is 43%. It also has a graduation rate of 34%, according to the US Department of Education CUNY Grad Center class of 2021 commencement tribute.
Fellowships and Financial Aid
Each candidate for a doctoral program at The Graduate Center will automatically be given consideration for a five-year institutional funding package. Our financial assistance, which includes fellowships, tuition awards, and assistantships, is merit-based.
Federal aid for doctoral students includes:
Additionally, New York State offers the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to qualified graduate students who reside in New York State.
Incoming students from underrepresented groups may be able to access additional funding through the Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity’s programs, which include a number of fellowships and the CUNY Pipeline Program for undergraduate CUNY students.
At The Graduate Center, a student’s “level,” which is based on both the number of graduate credits earned (including, in the case of transfer students, credits accepted by the student’s degree program and the Registrar) and specific academic achievements, determines the tuition rates for doctoral programs.
The status of a student as a resident has an impact on the fee schedule as well.
The Graduate School student activities fee, the University student senate fee, the University consolidated services fee, and the technology fee will all be charged to each student. These fees are not refundable.
The American Economic Association also describes the necessary mathematical preparation for graduate work in economics and divides specific courses in math and statistics into five levels. Students starting our program have at least completed courses through Level 3, and many have done coursework in real analysis.
Yes, we will accept GMAT scores, but we much prefer GRE results.
The possible application outcomes are:
- i. Accepted with a Graduate Center Fellowship
- ii. Accepted with a Tuition Fellowship
- iii. Waitlisted for a Graduate Center Fellowship and accepted with a Tuition Fellowship
- iv. Accepted without funding
- v. Waitlisted for i, ii, or iv
- vi. Rejected
We don’t have a minimum, but we do consider it to gauge a candidate’s command of the English language. The vast majority of our students teach in some capacity during their graduate studies, so this competency is essential. Additionally, prospective employers who are hiring instructors for adjunct teaching positions look for this. If a graduate wants to work in the US after graduation, their ability to communicate in English will be crucial to their placement success.
Although we do not offer joint degree programs, a student is free to pursue one and speak with the Executive Officer about it in more detail.
We do not admit students towards a terminal M. A. degree. We do offer an en route M. A. , and details are discussed here.
We do not allow deferred entry. Reapplying for the following fall semester is an option for accepted students who are unable to begin in the fall semester for which they originally applied. Consequently, there is no assurance that this student will be admitted again.
Funding and Financial Aid Questions
We admit close to 15 to 18 students on average each year, and the funding breakdown is approximately 40% Graduate Center Fellowships and 60% Tuition Fellowships
In addition to your salary, you would also have access to health insurance and in-state tuition if you were to teach one course at CUNY per semester in the absence of a full fellowship offer. You wouldn’t receive in-state tuition or health insurance from CUNY if you pursued part-time teaching positions in the greater New York metropolitan area. However, a teaching position either inside or outside of CUNY is not guaranteed, and we also strongly advise against teaching in your first year of the program because it is a demanding year in terms of course work.
Please refer to Student Affairs Health Insurance page.