Graduate study is open to qualified students who possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent from a foreign institution and an adequate background in the field of study that they wish to pursue. Normally, the equivalent of an undergraduate major in the field is required, but the final judgment of preparation remains with the departments concerned and the Divisional Dean. Graduate credits used to meet undergraduate degree requirements cannot be transferred to a graduate program.
For each advanced degree, there is an approved course of study that meets University and department requirements. Department requirements are listed in the City College Graduate Bulletin. A brief summary of the unit requirements for each degree is presented below.
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
CUNY School of Medicine
Division of Humanities and the Arts
- Art - (Studio Arts) (M.F.A.)
- Art History, Art Museum Studies and Art Museum Education (M.A)
- Branding + Integrated Communications (BIC) (M.P.S.)
- Creative Writing (M.F.A.)
- Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice (M.F.A.)
- English Literature (M.A.)
- Film, (MFA)
- History (M.A.)
- Jazz Studies, (M.M.)
- Language and Literacy (M.A.)
- Spanish (M.A.)
Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE)
Study of the Americas (M.A.)
Division of Science
The Grove School of Engineering
Each candidate for a master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science must complete at least 30 credits as approved by the department and the Dean. A Master of Science Degree (M.S.) is awarded to students who do not have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Students who have taken graduate work at other institutions may receive up to six credits (nine with the approval of the Committee on Course and Standing) provided that the material is equivalent to a graduate course taught at the college and that it was completed with a grade of B or better within a five-year period preceding matriculation at The City College. The Computer Science Program is only open to students with a computer science baccalaureate degree or extensive undergraduate course work in the field of study. Click here to apply now!
- Biomedical Engineering - M.S., Ph.D.
- Chemical Engineering - M.E., Ph.D.
- Civil Engineering - M.E., Advanced Certificate, Ph.D.
- Computer Science - M.S.
- Computer Engineering - M.S.
- Cybersecurity - MS
- Data Science and Engineering - (M.S.)
- Earth Systems and Environmental Engineering - (M.S.)
- Electrical Engineering - M.E., Ph.D.
- Information Systems - MS (IS)
- Mechanical Engineering - M.E., Ph.D.
- Translational Medicine - MS
School of Education
Degree candidates are required to be matriculants and to complete the minimum number of graduate credits in an approved program of study (not less than 30), to pass a written Qualifying Examination (unless a B average is achieved at graduation), and to complete Introduction to Educational Research (EDUC 0000I) and Individual Study in Educational Research (EDUC 0100I) or designated equivalent courses.
- Art Education (Grades K-12), MA, AdvCert
- Bilingual Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), MSED
- Bilingual Extension Certificate, AdvCert
- Bilingual Special Education (Grades 1-6), (MSED)
- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), (MSED)
- Early Childhood Education (Grades Birth-2), (MSED)
- Early Childhood Special Education (for ECE/CE/BCE Certified, (AdvCert)
- Early Childhood Special Education (for SPED Certified), (AdvCert)
- Educational Leadership - Entry Level Leadership, (AdvCert)
- Educational Leadership - School Building Leader, (MSED)
- Educational Leadership - School District Leader, (AdvCert)
- Educational Theatre (Grades PK-12), (MSED, AdvCert)
- English Education (Grades 7-12), (MA, AdvCert)
- Literacy (Grades 5-12), (MSED)
- Literacy (Grades Birth-6), (MSED)
- Mathematics Education (Grades 5-9), (MA), (AdvCert)
- Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12), (MA), AdvCert)
- Science Education (Grades 5-9), (MA)
- Science Education - BIOLOGY (Grades 7-12), (MA), (AdvCert)
- Science Education - CHEMISTRY (Grades 7-12), (MA), (AdvCert)
- Science Education - EARTH & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE (Grades 7-12), (MA), (AdvCert)
- Science Education - PHYSICS (Grades 7-12), (MA), (AdvCert)
- Social Studies Education (Grades 7-12), (MA), (AdvCert)
- Spanish Education - Spanish Majors (7-12), (MSED)
- Spanish Education - Non-Spanish Majors (7-12), (MSED)
- Spanish Education - Initially Spanish Certified (7-12), (MSED)
- Spanish Education - Non-Spanish Certified (7-12), (MSED)
- Special Education (Grades 1-6), (MSED), (AdvCert)
- Special Education (Grades 7-12), (MSED), (AdvCert)
- Special Education (Grades 1-6) - (Online), (AdvCert)
- Special Education (Grades 7-12) - (Online), (AdvCert)
- TESOL Teaching English to Students of Other Languages), (MS), (AdvCert)
Sustainability in the Urban Environment, (Interdisciplinary Studies)
Beginning in Fall 2008, The City College started offering doctoral degrees in Engineering (Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering). For the Fall 2019, City College will also offer a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, all previously offered by the City University (CUNY) Graduate Center. Click here to apply now!
Also in Fall 2008, The College will begin offering joint degrees in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics) with the City University Graduate Center. As in the past, Ph.D programs in Computer Science, Experimental Cognition and Earth and Environment Sciences continue to be based wholly or in part at the City College campus. For additional information about these programs contact the City University Graduate Center located at 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036 or on the web at www.gc.cuny.edu or contact them at (212) 817-7000.