A master’s degree is the first level of graduate study and is a much shorter program of study than a PhD. Some master’s degrees can be completed in as few as 30 credits.
Students get master’s degrees for a variety of reasons: to advance in their careers, to change careers, to prepare for further graduate study and for personal enrichment.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that people with a master’s degree earn 20% more than people with a bachelor’s degree.
CCNY MASTER’S DEGREES FAST FACTS AND FIGURES (2019)
- City College has 50+ master’s level graduate programs.
- 2,561 graduate students enrolled (2018)
- 920 graduate degrees and certificates awarded (2018)
- More than 50% of master’s students graduate debt free.
- More than 90% of recent alumni would recommend their graduate program to others.
- 10+ accelerated master’s programs enable CCNY undergraduate students to complete their master’s degree in as little as one additional year.
- City College is #1 in the nation for social mobility.
- Ranked top of 1.2% of universities worldwide for academic excellence
THE CITY COLLEGE ADVANTAGE
Take courses part-time
Most master’s programs at CCNY can be pursued part-time. Many students pursue a master’s degree while working full-time.
Eligible for programs
You may be eligible to apply to some graduate programs even if you did not major in that subject as an undergraduate
CCNY master’s programs offer outstanding internships and research experience. There are also on-campus opportunities to work as research or teaching assistants.
Take courses throughout CUNY
Master’s students can often take courses in other departments and/or at other CUNY schools.
Cutting-edge interdisciplinary master’s degrees like Study of the Americas, Sustainability, and Translational Medicine are open to students from various undergraduate majors.
A “Lavender Heart” is a student who earned a bachelor’s degree at City College and continued at CCNY for graduate study. About 12% of current graduate students are Lavender Hearts.
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Undergraduate Advisors’ Guide to Master’s Programs Fall 2019 Programs and Contacts
School of Education
- Bilingual Education, MSEd & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MS (All Grades and Adults)
- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), MSEd
- Educational Theatre (PreK-Grade 12), MSEd
- Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2), MSEd
- Teaching Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6 & 7-12) MSEd
- Secondary Spanish Education (Grades 7-12), MSEd
- Content Areas in Secondary Education: Art, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies MA
The Grove School of Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering, MS
- Chemical Engineering, ME
- Civil Engineering, ME
- Computer Science, MS
- Computer Engineering, MS
- Data Science and Engineering, MS
- Earth Systems and Environmental Engineering, MS
- Electrical Engineering, ME
- Information Systems, MS (IS)
- Mechanical Engineering, ME
Division of Humanities and the Arts
- Art, MFA
- Art History, MFA
- Branding + Integrated Communications (BIC), MPS
- Creative Writing, MFA
- Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice (DIAP), MFA
- English, MA
- Film, MFA
- History, MA
- Jazz Studies, MM
- Language and Literacy, MA
- Spanish, MA