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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 66%34%
    student ratio
  • 3,148
    total students
  • $4,585 | $4,585
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


Graduate Programs at Brooklyn College

Founded in 1935, the Division of Graduate Studies at Brooklyn College offers opportunities for advanced studies in more than 70 programs in fine arts, education, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

More than 500 full-time faculty members, many of whom are acknowledged authorities in their fields, instruct and mentor the college's graduate students.

Almost one-quarter of Brooklyn College students are graduate students, and graduate degrees comprise about one-third of the degrees that the college awards annually. The Graduate Division focuses on accommodating the busy lives of all its students, most of whom are working professionals.

An Array of Master's Programs

Traditional M.A. programs at Brooklyn College include art history, biology, French, mathematics, and physics. Students can earn less common M.A. degrees in fields such as industrial and organizational psychology, Judaic studies, thanatology (dying, death, and bereavement), theater history and criticism, and urban policy and administration.

Master of Fine Arts programs at Brooklyn College include acting, creative writing (fiction, playwriting, or poetry), digital art, music composition, performance and interactive media arts, performing arts management, television production, and theater design and technical production. Brooklyn College's prestigious M.F.A. in Creative Writing program was ranked 15th in the "Poets and Writers" article "Top Fifty MFA Programs in the United States: A Comprehensive Guide."

Master's Programs in the School of Education

The School of Education at Brooklyn College offers master's degrees in early childhood education (birth through grade 2); childhood education (grades 1 to 6), with specializations in gifted education, mathematics, or science and environmental education; middle childhood education (grades 5 to 9), with specializations in general science or mathematics; and adolescence education (grades 7 to 12), with specializations in biology, chemistry, English, French, mathematics, modern languages, physics, science, or social studies.

The school also offers master's degrees in teaching students at all levels in art, health and nutrition sciences, music, physical education, and speech and language. Students can earn master's degrees and/or advanced certificates in autism spectrum disorders, education leadership, school counseling, school psychology, and teaching students with disabilities.

Doctoral Programs in the Sciences

Brooklyn College offers doctoral programs in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer and information science, earth and environmental science, physics, and psychology.

Manhattan's City University of New York Graduate Center administers these programs, but doctoral students often choose to work in labs on the Brooklyn College campus, where science faculty members are actively engaged in well-funded research. Many Brooklyn College laboratories are new or have been refurbished recently. All are equipped with cutting-edge equipment and technology.

Departments are large enough to offer rich, varied research opportunities, but small enough to provide personalized communities that support each doctoral student's scientific and professional development.

Career Support for Doctoral Students and Graduates

Brooklyn College offers professional development workshops in such areas as science teaching, grant writing, laboratory management, effective scientific communication, writing in the sciences, building competitive curriculum vitae, and searching for academic, industrial, and research jobs.

Faculty members' commitment to graduate students does not end after students file their dissertations. Instructors continue to support and mentor doctoral graduates as they advance in their careers.

Departments encourage doctoral students to both further their own research interests and to become engaged in faculty projects. Since faculty members collaborate with academics and professionals around the nation and the world, they can often link graduates with postdoctoral opportunities and jobs in and outside of academia.

State-of-the-Art Resources in a Matchless Urban Setting

Brooklyn College offers its graduate students a wide array of services, including cutting-edge computing resources and research labs. The West End Building computer lab has over 250 computers, and students can access WiFi throughout the campus.

The campus library has over one million volumes and a large variety of electronic journals and research tools, and also offers ongoing workshops in a large selection of software applications. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Library Cafe provides a sophisticated setting for coffee and computing.

Graduate students at Brooklyn College can access an even greater sphere of scholarship and expertise through the City University of New York Graduate Center and the other institutions in the CUNY system, one of the world's largest universities.

The Brooklyn College campus offers a wide range of extracurricular activities including concerts, film screenings, theater performances, recitals, and lectures by faculty members, students, and guests. Many of these events take place at the college's Conservatory of Music and the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC). The boroughs of Brooklyn and nearby Manhattan are rich cultural resources that add substantially to the graduate student experience.

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Location & Contact

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
United States

Ms. Dominique Gauvard

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 718-951-4536
Fax: 718-951-4506

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Colleges, Departments, and Programs

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$4,585
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$430.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students3148
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students3148
    • Part-time Percentage84%
    • Full-time Percentage16%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,213
    • Full-time Percentage45%
    • Part-time Percentage55%
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%




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