While all Ph.D. Degrees are granted by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Ph.D. programs in the experimental (laboratory-based) sciences are housed within the Science Division at the City College campus. For more information on any of the CUNY doctoral programs, visit the CUNY Graduate Center Website.
The Ph.D. Program in Biology enables students to acquire a fundamental grounding in the current life sciences as well as mastery of the knowledge and investigative approaches in his or her chosen areas of specialization. Areas of specialization include Cell and Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
The Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry draws from fundamental chemical theory and research techniques as the basis for explorations into problems of biology. Students participate in research early in their graduate careers and engage actively in a broadly based seminar and colloquium program. Within the first year of general bio-chemical study and laboratory rotation among campuses and faculty, students will choose a mentor involved in research closely aligned to their own field of interest.
The Ph.D. program in Chemistry offers specialization in analytical, inorganic, materials and nanotechnology, organic, physical, theoretical or polymer chemistry, and molecular biophysics. Comprehensive financial support in the form of teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships which cover tuition and fees, and provide a stipend for living expenses is available for all students.
EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
The Ph.D. Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences promotes teaching and research in the study of the earth. With faculty in atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, geography and geology, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program spans a broad array of subjects focusing on the earth, its environments, human activities, and the linkages among them.
The Mathematics program is designed to give students the background they will need to pursue careers as pure or applied mathematicians. Research areas include algebraic geometry, algorithms, combinatorics, complex analysis and Teichmuller theory, dynamics, group theory, Lie theory, logic, number theory, probability, Riemannian geometry and analysis, and topology.
The Ph.D. Program in Physics provides students with opportunities to pursue original research along with a sound background in the fundamentals of physics. Students may choose a research specialization from the principal areas of modern theoretical and experimental physics.