Graduate Degree Overview
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
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)
- Bilingual Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
- Bilingual Extension Certificate
- Bilingual Special Education (Grades 1-6)
- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
- Early Childhood Education (Grades Birth-2)
- Educational Leadership - Entry Level Leadership
- Educational Leadership - School Building Leader
- Educational Leadership - School District Leader
- Educational Theatre (Grades K-12)
- English Education (Grades 7-12)
- Literacy (Grades 5-12)
- Literacy (Grades Birth-6)
- Mathematics Education (Grades 5-9)
- Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12)
- Science Education (Grades 5-9)
- Science Education - BIOLOGY (Grades 7-12)
- Science Education - CHEMISTRY (Grades 7-12)
- Science Education - EARTH & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE (Grades 7-12)
- Science Education - PHYSICS (Grades 7-12)
- Social Studies Education (Grades 7-12)
- Spanish Education (7-12)
- Special Education (Grades 1-6)
- Special Education (Grades 7-12)
- TESOL Teaching English to Students of Other Languages)
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 and Information Systems Management MS (IS)
- Computer Science - M.S.
- Computer Engineering - M.S.
- Data Science and Engineering (M.S.)
- Earth Systems and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
- Electrical Engineering - M.E., Ph.D.
- Engineering Management - Advanced Certificate (PROGRAM HAS TEMPORARILY STOPPED ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS)
- Mechanical Engineering - M.E., Ph.D.
- Masters In Translational Medicine
- Sustainability in the Urban Environment - Interdisciplinary Program (M.S.)
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)
- Economics (M.A.)
- International Relations (MIA)
- JD/MIA in Law and International Relations (JD/MIA)
- Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)
- Psychology (M.A.)
- Public Administration (MPA), Public Service Management
- Sociology (M.A.) (PROGRAM HAS TEMPORARILY STOPPED ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS)
Division of Humanities and the Arts
- 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.)
- Fine Arts - Studio Arts (M.F.A.)
- History (M.A.)
- Language and Literacy (M.A.)
- MFA Film Program (formally Media Arts Production - Film & Video) (M.F.A.)
- Music, Jazz Performance (M.M.)
- Spanish (M.A.)
Division of Science
Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE)
Study of the Americas (M.A.)
Two new tracks also offered in:
CUNY School of Medicine
Beginning in September 2016, the Physician Assistant program at City College will be offered as a master’s degree only. No additional undergraduate classes will be admitted. More information can be found on the website.
At City College the minimum requirement for a graduate degree is 30 credits. However, some departments have a higher credit requirement. At the discretion of the department, work done at another university as a graduate student, after conferral of the bachelor’s degree may be used to meet department requirements. Applicants may be required by some departments to appear for a personal interview. Click here for an application.
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.