Devoted exclusively to graduate education, the Graduate Center provides rigorous academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
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The GC community includes:
● 4,200 students
● 140 core faculty
● 1,700 CUNY college-based faculty
● 14,000 alumni
Recent Student Awards
● Pulitzer Prize
● Guggenheim Fellowship
● Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship
● National Institute of Mental Health Research Grant
● MIT Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship
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Recent Faculty Awards
● Balzan Prize for Mathematics
● Max Planck Research Award
● Mellon Sawyer Seminar Grant
● Most Influential by The Verge
GC’s differentiating attribute—innovation in graduate education—is most apparent in the emerging field of digital studies and scholarship.
● The Graduate Center's Digital Initiatives (GCDI) focus on incorporating new technologies, data-driven inquiry, and digital humanities tools into how Graduate Center students learn, research, and teach. Learn about GCDI's Digital Praxis seminar.
● The newly created Center for Teaching and Learning will offer students training in emerging pedagogical practices and tools, including educational technology, digital practices, syllabus structure, and assignment design. The center will also provide individual consultation and teaching observation services, workshops, and programs, and provide ideas and tools to students to improve their teaching skills and portfolios.
The Graduate Center brings to bear considerable impact on higher education in New York City. Within the CUNY ecosystem of undergraduate education, GC doctoral students teach thousands of undergraduates annually. Beyond CUNY, virtually every higher education institution in the New York metro area employs GC alumni, with large numbers teaching at New York University, Columbia University, and Fordham University.
Immersed in a research-focused culture, GC students conduct their own original research and work with the GC's many research centers, including the Advanced Research Collaborative, to produce research of global significance.
The GC is committed to both attracting the most qualified and committed students as well as ensuring they have the resources to complete their program.
● All entering doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences will receive a five-year fellowship package. These packages include tuition remission and many also include a generous stipend and health insurance.
● 45% of entering doctoral students are also guaranteed to receive summer support for the five years. These summer fellowships are used to assist students with their research during the summer months. Additional summer funding opportunities may be available to students via a competitive application process.
● Federal aid, including work study, is available to those doctoral and master’s students who qualify.
Find more information on the Office of Financial Aid website.
Inter-University Doctoral Consortium
The GC participates in the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium, a grouping of distinguished institutions such as Columbia University, Fordham University, the New School, New York University, Princeton University, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, and Stony Brook University. Eligible doctoral students at these schools may enroll in courses throughout the consortium, thus widening their circle of contacts and course choices.