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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Brooklyn, NY


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Graduate Education at Brooklyn College

Since 1930, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) has been attracting a diverse mix of students who aim to better their lives through an outstanding education. It offers 71 master's, 16 advanced certificate/diploma, and six doctoral programs. These flexible programs allow students to create courses of study that meet their academic and career interests.

The college's supportive community offers students the resources to excel in their programs and careers. For example, the Graduate Investment Program provides research grants, travel grants, and workshops on topics like grant writing and thesis work. Internships allow students to apply theoretical learning to real-world settings. Graduate-oriented CUNY programs like the Bridges to the Doctorate Program, Latin/Greek Institute, and New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation provide skills-development and networking opportunities.

Brooklyn College, which is located in Brooklyn, New York, receives national recognition for providing outstanding academic programs at affordable rates. In 2016, "Washington Monthly" listed it among the top 20 colleges for the Best Bang for the Buck-Northeast, "US News & World Report" ranked it within the top 75 universities in the northern region, and "The Princeton Review" included it among the Best 381 Colleges.

Financial aid

Brooklyn College offers the following financial aid sources to qualified graduate students:

- Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Federal TEACH Grant
- Federal Work Study
- More than 600 awards, prizes, and scholarships
- Alternative student loans through private lenders
- A monthly tuition payment plan

Employment Opportunities

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth in employment (from 2014 to 2024) of several occupations for which Brooklyn College provides graduate degrees including those listed below.

- Accountants and auditors: 11% (faster than average for all occupations)
- Exercise physiologists: 11% (faster than average)
- Psychologists: 19% (much faster than average)
- School and career counselors: 8% (as fast as average)
- Speech-language pathologists: 21% (much faster than average)
- Top executives: 6% (as fast as average)

The college's innovative, relevant programs ensure that students acquire the professional insight, theoretical foundation, and hands-on experience to advance their careers in these and many other occupations.

Business programs

The Murray Koppelman School of Business helps students strengthen their analytical skills, business acumen, self-confidence, and personal initiative to succeed in the global economy. It offers several master's programs including the following:

- Master of Science (MS) in Accounting
- MS in Business Administration - Accounting
- MS in Business Administration - Business Intelligence and Data Analysis
- MS in Business Administration - Economic Analysis
- MS in Business Administration - General Business
- MS in Business Administration - Global Business

Education Programs

The School of Education's graduate programs clarify "all the finely nuanced principles and the underlying practices" that professionals need to excel in the education field. As one of the largest schools of education in New York, it provides more than 60 master's and certificate programs including the following:

- Advanced Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Advanced Certificate in Early Intervention and Parenting
- Master of Arts (MA) in Art Teacher (K to 12)
- MA in Middle Childhood Education (5 to 9) - General Science Teacher
- Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Early Childhood Education Teacher (Birth to grade 2)
- MSEd in Educational Leadership: School Building Leader; School District Leader
- MSEd in School Counseling
- MSEd in School Psychologist

Humanities and Social Sciences Programs

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences helps students become perceptive and well-informed leaders in their fields. It offers a number of programs including the following:

- MA in English
- MA in French
- MA in History
- MA in Judaic Studies
- MA in Political Science
- MA in Sociology
- MS in Speech-Language Pathology

Natural and Behavioral Sciences Programs

The School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences provides rigorous programs and state-of-the-art technology. It also offers opportunities to work with professors who're top researchers in their fields. It has several programs including these:

- MA in Biology
- MA in Computer Science
- MA in Physics
- MA in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling
- MS in Earth and Environmental Sciences
- MS in Exercise and Sport Science
- MS in Health Informatics
- MS in Nutrition

Visual, Media, and Performing Arts Programs

The School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts enables students to advance their performance skills and create prominent careers in the art world. Several of its programs are listed below.

- Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art - Digital Art
- MFA in Art - Drawing and Painting
- MFA in Television Production
- MFA in Theater - Directing
- MS in Media Studies
- MA in Theater

Additionally, the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema offers seven MFA and MA programs in cinema including the MFA in Cinema Arts - Cinematography and MA in Cinema Studies.

Doctoral Programs in Science

The college offers innovative and research-intensive doctoral programs in the following disciplines:

- Biochemistry
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Computer and Information Science
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Physics

Outstanding faculty

Brooklyn College's talented faculty is central to its ability to provide outstanding graduate programs. They are leading academics, artists, and practitioners who bring unique and valuable experiences to the classroom.

At the core of Brooklyn College's outstanding academics and research endeavors are talented professors who've received numerous awards as well as grants from prestigious institutions like NASA, the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. A sampling of its distinguished faculty is listed below.

- Paul Moses: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
- Arturo O'Farrill: A Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist
- Rohit Parikh: An internationally-recognized computer theorist
- Juergen Polle: A top expert in microalgae biotechnology
- Corey Robin: An accomplished political scientist and author
- Shlomo Silman: A highly-regarded audiologist
- Jeanne Theoharis: A celebrated biographer
- Mac Wellman: An Obie Award-winning playwright

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

In-state full-time tuition

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (33%)
Female (66%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 547
Part-time - 666
Male (610)
Female (603)

Location & Contact

Address 2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11210-2889
United States
Contact Ms. Dominique Gauvard
Office of Graduate Admissions
Phone: 718-951-4536
Fax: 718-951-4506

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York