Important COVID-19 Message for the Fall 2020

Dear Prospective Students, 

The COVID-19 pandemic has required that universities nationwide take a cautious approach to planning for the Fall semester. We recognize that that this uncertainty is unsettling for our prospective students, and we want to share as much information with you as possible. You may understandably have questions and concerns about beginning a new degree at this moment.

While the decision about when to reopen physical campuses will be made by City University leadership, subject to guidelines from the New York State Governor and the New York State Education Department, City College is preparing for all possible scenarios to ensure a smooth start to the Fall semester. President Vincent Boudreau has convened Town Halls to update and engage the campus community in the College’s response. Regular updates are posted by his office, including academic, financial and wellness resources for students.  Support services including AdmissionsFinancial Aid and International Student and Scholar Services have established Virtual Front Desks to serve students on a walk-in and appointment basis.

The Admissions Office Next steps for Graduate Students has answers to many of the questions you may have about how to complete any remaining admissions requirements. The CUNY Continuity for Students page has the most up-to-date information on the University’s related policies and resources. If there is information that you are unable to obtain from any of these resources, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

But I also want you to recognize that this moment is also uniquely opportune.  CUNY Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez recently stated he has “no doubt that the road to recovery of New York City’s economy and public health goes through CUNY.” That is nowhere truer than at City College, where faculty and students have already been on the front lines of the public response. City College is ready to help New York and beyond to face these new challenges and capture emerging opportunities, as it has been doing since 1847. 

I am so happy you have expressed interest to pursue MA in Economics for your graduate education and want you to know that we are here for you and looking forward to welcoming you to our vibrant, healthy and safe community.

Dr. Prabal K. De

Program Director